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Norman Henry Brueggen


January 22, 2020

Norman Henry Brueggen, age 92 of Cashton, WI passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Morrow Memorial Home in Sparta. He was born at home on St. Mary’s Ridge August 16, 1927, to Henry and Mary (Butzler) Brueggen. He graduated from Cashton High School in 1945. He was drafted into the Army, and served two years as a photographer.

Norman was united in marriage to Bernice Hemmersbach on October 2, 1951. Norman and Bernice owned Brueggen’s Service Station in Cashton, and they worked together until their retirement. He enjoyed snowmobiling, taking care of the snowmobile trails, family history, playing cards, and going to auctions.

He is survived by his wife Bernice; his children Karen Brueggen of Cashton, Barbara (Gary) Von Ruden of Ontario, Clayton (Sandy) Brueggen of Sparta, Janet Gillitzer of Westby, and Lois (Denny) Clements of Bangor; grandchildren Amy (Jeremiah) Becker, Jeremy (Kristen) Hanson and their children Isaac, Deven, Haley and Gavin, Whitney (Seth) Fagan and their children Dawson, Aliza, Delilah, Sadie and Josie, Sarah (Conner Miles) Brueggen, Erin (Dan) Kabat and their children Hunter and Alexa, Jesse (Amanda) Caulum and their son Arlo, Hannah (Tyler Burkett) Peterson; his sister Mary Ann (Leslie) Leis; his sister-in-law Frances Brueggen; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Mary; his siblings Alvera (James) Hendersin, Ervin Brueggen, and Betty Jane (Willard) Donskey.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cashton. Father Klos will officiate. Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Family and friends are invited for visitation Wednesday, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

The Torkelson Funeral Home of Cashton, WI, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at


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