Obit: Bruger, Clara Mae (1928 - 2015)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Bruger, Gosse, Knobeck, Krueger, Larson, Leitzke, Mattison, Mier, Yaron
----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 6/11/2015
Bruger, Clara Mae (Larson) (10 APR 1928 - 7 JUN 2015)
Clara Mae Bruger, 87, of Curtiss, passed away on Sunday, June 7 at home under the care of Hope Hospice.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 11 at Zion Lutheran Church in Stetsonville. Reverend James Krueger will officiate.
Burial will be held in Our Saviors Lutheran Cemetery in Lena. Family and friends were welcomed from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the church.
The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.
Clara was born on April 10, 1928, the daughter of Benjamin and Minnie (Mattison) Larson. She received her education in Bruce and was a graduate of Bruce High School. She furthered her education at the UW-Eau Claire receiving a teacher’s certificate.
Clara was united in marriage to Edward Paul Bruger on June 9, 1949 at the First Congregational Church in Bruce. He preceded her in death on January 9, 2005. They moved to Curtiss in 1972.
She taught school in Oconto for many years teaching children with learning disabilities.
Clara enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, crocheting and knitting. She taught Sunday school for many years at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Lena.
Clara was a member of Zion Lutheran Church-WELS in Stetsonville and a member of its Ladies Aid. Her faith and her family came first in her life, always.
Clara is survived by her children, Ellwood “Al” (Cathy) Bruger of Midland, Mich., Edward (Marilyn) Bruger of Spencer, Steve (Kathy) Bruger of West Bend, Patty (Marv) Leitzke of La Crescent, Minn., Rachel (Tony) Yaron of Mosinee, Tom Bruger of Curtiss and Bob Bruger of Curtiss; two daughters-in-law: Tammy Bruger of Curtiss, and Judy Gosse of Soldier's Grove. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; Edward, her parents, five children; Paul, William, Warren, Debra and a baby boy at birth. She is further predeceased by her siblings; Betty Knobeck, Mary Mier and Virgil “Bud” Larson.
Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com .
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