Tuesday, July 16, 2002

Obituary: Myrtle M. (Muzzy) Bruegger

FITCHBURG [Wisconsin] - Myrtle M. Bruegger, age 87, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2002, at the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center. Myrtle was born on May 24, 1915, at Lannon, Wis., to William and Catherine (Huberty) Muzzy. She graduated from Madison Central High School and attended the UW and the Madison Vocational School. Myrtle enjoyed a 31 year career at Forest Products Laboratories. In retirement, she gave generously of her time to other people spending 28 years volunteering at Madison General Hospital. She also worked on behalf of the South and West Madison Coalitions for Aging. Myrtle will be remembered for her sharp intellect, her enjoyment of being with people and her wonderful sense of humor. Traveling was her special interest. A highlight of earlier years were her Green Lake vacations with her family. Myrtle was preceded in death by her daughter, Suzanne; her parents; a brother and sister. Survivors include a sister, Olive (Carter) Lueders of Sun City, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Doug Morrison of Arlington Heights, Ill., Barbara (Scott) Kroll and Bradley Morrison all of Atlanta, Ga.; and four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews include, Mary Cummings, Carter Lueders, James Lueders all of Phoenix, Ariz.; Patricia Grant of Sun Prairie and Joan Nagle of Madison. Myrtle enjoyed her friends and her life at Oakwood Village. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2002, at the RESURRECTION CHAPEL at OAKWOOD VILLAGE WEST, 6201 Mineral Point Road. The Rev. Clyde Carleton will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Oakwood Community or to American Cancer Society. Cress Funeral Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on July 16, 2002; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

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