Lydia L. Brueggeman

Nov. 29, 1917 – Sept. 24, 2010

Lydia L. Brueggeman of Waukesha died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at CareAge of Brookfield at the age of 92. She was born Nov. 29, 1917, the daughter of Robert and Esther Knoll.

Lydia was a longtime member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Waukesha. She enjoyed knitting, needle work and making crafts. Lydia’s greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her daughters.

Lydia will be dearly missed by her daughters, Judith (Kenneth) Huebner, Jean (John) Tans and Joyce (David) Ruck, all of Waukesha; grandchildren, Patty (Greg) Blando, Scott (WenDee) Huebner, Sue (Paul) Vermey, Peggy (Doug) Ewing, Walter Huebner, Julie (Brian) Kersten, Michael (Gabrielle) Tans, Peter (Allison) Tans, Christopher (Tanya) Ruck and Jonathan (Katrin) Ruck; and 15 great-grandchildren. Lydia is further survived by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; parents; and dear companion of 21 years, Hannah the cat.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Wednesday, Sept. 29, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. Gary Liedtke will be officiating. Burial will immediately follow the funeral service at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (address above) are appreciated.

Lydia’s family would like to send a special thank you to the doctors and nurses of Allay Hospice and CareAge of Brookfield for the exceptional care of Lydia while in their care.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.