Alvin J. Bruendl, 94


Alvin J. Bruendl, 94, passed away on April 16, 2012. He was born in Port Washington on Jan. 27, 1918, to the late John and Mary (nee Hansen) Bruendl.

He was raised on a farm in Newburg. After his schooling, he traveled for a few years before returning to Wisconsin and marrying Angeline (nee Tadych) on Oct. 2, 1941, at St. Michaelís Catholic Church in Beaver Dam. He entered the Army in December 1942 and served overseas during World War II. Upon his return, he lived in Milwaukee where he started his career in the metal stamping industry. Al enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing sheepshead at family gatherings and watching sports on TV.

He is survived by his wife, Angeline; children, Ronald of Hayward and Kathleen (David Ritter) Vaughan of West Bend; grandchildren, Debbie (Jan) Lucas, Kristine Bruendl, John Bruendl, Sheilah (Russell) Krebs, Jennifer (Bryan) Ziegler, Jodi Taylor, and Ronald Vaughan; great-grandchildren, Jessica and Nicole Lucas, Kaylyn and Kyle Krebs, and KimberLee Emmrich; sister, Lorraine Zimdars; and sisters-in-law, Ann and Angel Bruendl.
He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Patricia Arndt; brothers, George and Viol; sister, Florence (Vic) Wollner; and brother-in-law, Earl Zimdars.

The Mass of Christian burial will be on Friday, April 20, 2012, at noon at St. Maryís Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (406 Jefferson St., West Bend, WI 53090) with Fr. John Radetski and Fr. Pat Wendt presiding. The visitation will be held on April 20, 2012, from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass at noon. Entombment will take place at Ledgeview Memorial Park of Fond du Lac.

If desired, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association (375 Bishopís Way, Suite 220, Brookfield, WI 53005), American Lung Association (13100 W. Lisbon Road, Suite 700, Brookfield, WI 53005), or St. Maryís Immaculate Conception Church.

Thanks to all the staff at Tri Manor and Horizon Hospice nurses for all their tender care for our loved one.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; 338-2050 and www.phillipfuneralhome.com