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Daniel E. “Dan” Bruggeman, 66, of Hoskins

Posted: 05 December, 2017

Funeral Services for Daniel E. “Dan” Bruggeman, 66, Hoskins, will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoskins. Reverend Rodney Rixe will officiate. Burial will be in Prospect View Cemetery in Pierce. Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Home for Funerals in Norfolk.

He passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

Daniel Eugene was born July 28, 1951 to his parents Gerald and Ruth (Christiansen) Bruggeman in Norfolk, Nebraska. He grew up in the Hoskins area and graduated from Winside High School in 1969. On April 8, 1972, Dan married Gerry L. Otto at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Norfolk. This union was blessed with two sons Jeremy and Jeff.

Following high school graduation, Dan was a truck driver starting out with livestock trucks and then driving for Bruggeman Oil. Later on, he drove trucks for Lindsay Transportation and eventually became a dispatcher for them until he retired in 2004. Dan then worked part-time for LBJ Trucking until he retired for good in 2010. 

Dan was baptized on August 19, 1951 and confirmed May 9, 1965 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoskins. He served on the school board at Trinity Lutheran School while his sons attended school, and later on served as a Treasurer for the church.

His hobbies included golfing, cards, playing pool, watching Husker sports and Royals baseball. Also, he enjoyed playing softball and served as an umpire for many softball and baseball games. Telling stories, cracking jokes, and making conversation was something he cherished throughout his life. 

He is survived by his mother Ruth of Norfolk, sons Jeremy (Chris) Bruggeman of Stanton and Jeff (Becky) Bruggeman of Lincoln, grandchildren Devin, Mason, Sofiya, Grant, Brooklyn and Sawyer, siblings Larry (Janet) Bruggeman of Hoskins, Lynne (Jerry) Allemann of Wayne, Terry (Marliese) Bruggeman of Sioux Falls, SD, Karen Thor of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Keith Bruggeman of Gilbert, AZ, brothers-in-law William “Bill” Borgmann and Paul (Brenda) Otto, sisters-in-law Kim (Roger) Stowell and Kelly (Darcy) Gansebom, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Dan was preceded in death by his wife Gerry, father Gerald, and sister Diane Borgmann.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.homeforfuneralsinc.com.

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