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Kenneth F Brugger

May 25, 1943 ~ January 12, 2019 (age 75)


Kenneth F. Brugger, age 75, lifelong Ridgway area resident, passed on this life, January 12, 2019 surrounded by his family in Gallatin Manor Nursing and Rehab, Ridgway.  Kenny as most knew him was born in Eldorado, IL on May 25, 1943 to the late George and Pauline (Schoney) Brugger.  He grew up South of Ridgway on the family farm.  He attended St. Joseph Catholic Grade School and Ridgway High School. 

Kenny worked most of his life on the farm, he loved to play his harmonica, whittle, especially canes made from grapevines.  He was a faithful member of the St. Kateri Catholic Church, had wonderful soul and will be missed.

Kenny is survived by 1 brother, Steve (Annette) Brugger of Ridgway, a sister in law, Suzanne Brugger (wife of Michael) of Mt. Carmel, IL, many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.  He was also preceded in death by brothers, Michael "Mick", Charles, Donald, George, Richard Brugger.

Funeral Mass for Kenny will be on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the St. Kateri Catholic Church in Ridgway with Fr. Steven Beatty as Celebrant.  The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 AM until service time.  He will be laid to rest in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Ridgway with his family. 

Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the St. Joseph Cemetery or the Ridgway Golden Circle, envelopes will be available.

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