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Bernice Agnes (Hemmersbach) Brueggen


January 26, 2022

Bernice Agnes (Hemmersbach) Brueggen

Bernice Agnes (Hemmersbach) Brueggen, 89, of Cashton, WI, passed away January 21, 2022, at the Tomah Care Center in Tomah, WI.

Bernice was born November 9, 1932, to Hubert and Gertrude (Haas) Hemmersbach. She attended grade school in Melvina near her home farm on the ridge and in 1950 graduated from Cashton High School. Bernice was united in Holy Matrimony to Norman Brueggen October 2, 1951. Norman and Bernice owned Brueggen's Service Station in Cashton, and they worked together until their retirement. When she wasn't busy at the station, Bernice loved quilting and crocheting items for around the house. No one could best her chocolate chip cookie recipe which she loved preparing for all her family members over the years. Her family fondly remembers taking Sunday rides with mom exploring the back roads in the greater Cashton area and the quiet time at home where she could often be found listening to soothing music including songs by Daniel O'Donnell. She will be missed.

She is survived by her 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 Fagan and her children Dawson, Aliza, Delilah, Sadie and Josie, Sarah (Conner) Miles and their daughter Millie, Erin (Dan) Kabat and their children Hunter and Alexa, Jesse (Amanda) Caulum and their sons Arlo and Orvin, Hannah Peterson; her sister Mary Ann (Willard) Brueggen; brothers, Ken Hemmersbach, and Roger (Marian) Hemmersbach; sisters-in-law, DelMarie Hemmersbach, Bonnie Hemmersbach, and Rosemary Hemmersbach; one uncle LaMont Haas; along with many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman; her parents, Hubert and Gertrude; her sisters Evelyn (John) Bulman, Lorraine (Clarence) Schroeder; brothers, LaVern (Cecilia), Arnold, Charles "Chuck" and Eugene Hemmersbach; sister-in-law Rita Hemmersbach.

A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cashton. Father Klos will officiate. Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.

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


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