Edgar A. Bruss, 100, peacefully passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. He was born May 18, 1913, in Cedarburg to Leonard and Lydia (Lauterbach) Bruss. His father was a local merchant.
Edgar was a graduate of the Cedarburg High School’s class of 1931. In the midst of the Depression, he had no choice but to enroll in Milwaukee State Teacher’s College (later it became known as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee). There he earned his degree in education.
Later, he continued his education at Northwestern University, where he earned a Master’s Degree in education administration.
When World War II broke out, he enlisted in the Coast Guard, where he served from 1942 to 1946.
He was stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and at the New York Harbor. After the war he became a salesman for a textbook publisher.
Edgar met his wife, Emily, while presenting a new textbook at the Watertown High School English department. They married in 1947.
After retiring, Edgar spent his time playing tennis or golf and cheering on his favorite teams. He is survived by his loving family: daughters, Jeanne Kimball and Laurie (James) Nielsen; grandsons, Scott (Vicki) Milsap and Mike (Holli) Milsap; great-grandsons, Malachi, Alerik and Abel Milsap; nephew, Terry (Linda) Kimball; and many other friends.
Our family is most grateful to the staff at Cedar Gardens for their “TLC” during Edgar’s many years there and for the extraordinary love and care he was given at Lasata the final months of his life. A memorial service was held Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at 2:30 p.m.
at Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg. The family welcomed friends and visitors at 1 p.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to First Immanuel Lutheran Church or the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society.
Mueller Funeral Home of Cedarburg is serving the family.
For online condolences, please go to www.muellerfuneralhome.com.