Obit: Bugar, Paul Raephal (1930 - 2007)
Contact: Shari Hahn
Surnames: Bugar, Fitzel, Rueth, Brostowitz, Hoesly, Scheel, Kluck, Miloch, Miller, Ebert, Brussow, Thomas, McGuire, LaBarge
----Sources: Marshfield News-Herald, March 7, 2007
Bugar, Paul Raephal (14 Jan. 1930 - 3 March 2007)
Paul R. Bugar
LOYAL -- Paul R. Bugar, 77, of Loyal, died Saturday, March 3, 2007, at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2007, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Loyal. The Rev. Roman Kaiser and the Rev. Bernard Raschke will be co-celebrants.
Burial will follow in St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Scott Bugar, Gerald, Bugar, Richard McGuire, Edward McGuire, Joseph Rueth and William Rueth.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, March 9, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. A Rosary service will be conducted at 6:45 p.m. by the Knights of Columbus, followed by a 7 p.m. Prayer service, both Friday at the church. Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.
Cuddie Funeral Home of Loyal is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Paul Raephal Bugar was born Jan. 14, 1930, in Colby to Ignatius and Gisela (nee Fitzel) Bugar. He was raised on the family farm and received his education in the Loyal area, graduating from Loyal High School in 1948. Paul started Paul Bugar trucking, hauling canned milk for area farmers and vegetables for the Loyal Cannery. He was drafted into the U.S. Army on Oct. 23, 1952, and served overseas in Germany until his discharge on Sept. 28, 1954. During his military service, Paul's brother, Don, operated his trucking business.
On Oct. 11, 1958, Paul was united in marriage to Ceceilia Rueth at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. He expanded his trucking business into hauling sand, gravel, logging, aglime and sludge. His wife, Ceceilia, died on Jan. 19, 1971. In 1972, he formed Bugar Brothers Construction with his brother, Leo, and started a gravel crushing business. Paul was united in marriage to Barbara (nee Lawrence) Brostowitz in May 4, 1974, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Vesper. In 1992 Paul stepped aside and continued to work with his children in the business. Paul and Barbara continued to live in Loyal until the time of his death.
Paul was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Fatima Council 4963. He had many interests but especially loved spending time with his family, politics and heavy equipment auctions.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, Barbara, of Loyal; three children, Mary (Dean) Hoesly of Granton, Paul J. Bugar of Loyal, and Susann (Wayne) Scheel of Loyal; 11 stepchildren, Lawrence (Lois) Brostowitz of Port Edwards, Barbara (Christopher) Kluck of Rosholt, Joanne Miloch (Bill LaBarge) of Arpin, Peter (Denise) Brostowitz of Mukwonago, Leonard (Vicki) Brostowitz of Marshfield, Mark (Suzan) Brostowitz of Aurora, Ill., Roxanne Miller of Waunakee, Suzanne (Dennis) Ebert of Nekoosa, Paul (Susan) Brostowitz of Loyal, Diane (Rick) Brussow of Loyal and PollyAnn Thomas of Naperville Ill., 3 grandchildren, 25 stepgrandchildren and 9 stepgreat-grandchildren; two brothers, Donald Bugar of Loyal and Alvin (Carolyn) Bugar of Eau Claire; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ceceilia; one stepgrandson, Luke Brostowitz; five brothers, Raymond, Ignatius, Joseph, Leo and Robert; and one sister, Helen McGuire.
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MILITARY SERVICE: U.S. Army 1952-1954
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