Robert G. “Bob Ford” Bruggenthies, Sr., 92

BruggentheisRobertWEBRobert G. “Bob Ford” Bruggenthies, Sr. age 92 of Grey Eagle, died on Monday, December 24, 2012 at the Pine Haven Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 31 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle with Rev. Ronald Dockendorf officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday at the church in Grey Eagle.

Robert George Bruggenthies was born November 13, 1920 in Millwood Township, Stearns County, Minnesota to Frank and Mary (Toenyan) Bruggenthies. On September 17, 1946 he married Ann Van Havermaet at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Bob worked for the City of Grey Eagle and as a mechanic for Grey Eagle Motor and Melrose Motors until his retirement. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle.

Bob enjoyed fishing, hunting, repairing lawn mowers, listening to music and visiting with family and friends.

Survivors include his children, Mary (David, Sr.) Walker of Leader, Jane (Skip) Osterberg of Prior Lake, Jean (Virgil) Jennen of Mesa, AZ, Richard (Carol) Bruggenthies of Foley, Ronald (Cindy) Bruggenthies of Burtrum and Ralph Bruggenthies of Mankato; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; brothers, Albert Bruggenthies of Minneapolis, Roman (JoAnn) Bruggenthies of Grey Eagle and Alcuin Bruggenthies of Rochester; and sister, Irene Stakwarski of Robbinsdale.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ann Bruggenthies on May 7, 2004; son, Robert Bruggenthies, Jr.; granddaughters, Cindy Standish and Ali Meyer; sisters, Alma Marty, Angeline Haller and Lorraine Heinen.

Serving as casket bearers will be Jordan Bruggenthies, Mitchell Bruggenthies, Cody Bruggenthies, Bryan Bruggenthies, Scott Osterberg and Tanya Young. Cross bearer will be Debbie Meagher and scripture bearer will be Richard Bruggenthies, Jr. Gift bearers will be Missy and John Bruggenthies. Reader will be Janet Osterberg. Honorary bearers will be Annie Bruggenthies, Alicia Bruggenthies, Brenda Kise, Amy Bruggenthies, Kim Osterberg and Aaron Meagher.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Grey Eagle.

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