Earl H. Brueggeman, 87, Woodstock, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at Hearthstone Manor Nursing Home, Woodstock.
He was born Dec. 24, 1925, in Worthington, Minn., to Harry H. and Louise (Leptien) Brueggeman.
On Feb. 5, 1955, he married Betty Collins in Oak Park.
He was a veteran in the U.S. Army during World War II and celebrated his 19th birthday during the Battle of the Bulge.
He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church,Woodstock. He and his wife were active in the Weimaraner Club of Northern Illinois. He stayed active and enjoyed bowling leagues and golf leagues. He also followed NASCAR closely. He enjoyed time with his family.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Steve (Nina) Brueggeman; a daughter, Nancy (Dan) Schlosser; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation was Sept. 30 at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. The funeral was Oct. 1 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Woodstock. Burial was at Elm Lawn Cemetery, Elmhurst.