Dean Brugman

Saturday, May 16, 2009
Dean Brugman

Funeral services for Dean Brugman, 60, of Peterson, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 18, 2009 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal. Rev. Deb Mechler and John Jensen will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal with the family present from 6-8 p.m.

Interment will take place at Willow Creek Cemetery in Royal.

Mr. Brugman passed away Thursday, May 14, 2009 at home.

Dean Dwight Brugman, the son of Emil D. "Bud" and Gene Englert Brugman, was born Dec. 31, 1948, in Hartley. Dean attended Royal Community Schools through grade school and graduated from Clay Central Community School in 1967. He continued his education at NIACC in Ag and Light Industrial Equipment Technology graduating with an Associates & Applied Science Degree.

On Nov. 29, 1969, Dean married Karen Blanchet in Mason City. Following their marriage, they lived in Mason City until moving to Syracuse, Neb., in 1970. In 1971, they made their home on the farm in rural Peterson where they currently reside. Dean is a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal where he served on various council offices and committees. He had also a 4-H Leader, member of the Clay County Extension Council and Clay Regional Water Board where he served as president.

He is preceded in death by his father, Emil "Bud" Brugman.

Dean is survived by his wife, Karen of rural Peterson; two sons: Danny and his wife, Darcy of Royal, and Dana and his wife, Crystal of Kannapolis, N.C.; one daughter, Wendy Gaskill and her husband, Mark of South Sioux City, Neb; three grandchildren; his mother, Gene Brugman of Spencer; one brother, David and his wife, Sue of rural Royal; and two sisters: Kathleen Unterbrink and her husband, Paul of Tempe, Ariz., and Colleen Beatty and her husband, Kurt of Suwanee, Ga.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.