Rose H. Brugger, 79

Rose H. Brugger (nee Marx), 79, passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at Ivy Manor of West Bend with her family at her side. She was born Nov. 25, 1937, in West Bend to Wilmer M. and Pauline R. (nee Emmer) Marx. Rose married the late George “Bud” Brugger on May 12, 1956.

Rose worked for more than 28 years at the Cedar Lake Home. She was an active partner (volunteer) at St. Joseph’s Hospital for many years, forming many long-lasting friendships. Rose attended countless matches, games and events to cheer on her children and grandchildren over many years. Rose was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. One of her favorite places on earth was the town of Barnes in Bayfield County, where she and Bud spent more than 14 summers together fishing, golfing and entertaining countless family and friends.

Rose is survived by her cherished children, Bill (Karen) of Slinger, Tom (Sheryl) of Kewaskum, Jack (Kathy) of Slinger, Jill (Gerald) Dhein of West Bend and Jim (Janet) of West Bend, and many adored grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her sister-in-law, Bernice Breuer of West Bend, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bud; son, Robert; brothers-in-law, Walter Breuer and Joseph Altschaefl; and sister-in-law, Ruth Altschaefl.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Holy Angels Catholic Church (138 N. Eighth Ave., West Bend). Visitation will be at the church only on Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 3 p.m. until the time of mass (6 p.m.). Private inurnment at Cedar Creek Cemetery. Memorials are appreciated to Holy Angels School Trust or a charity of your choice.

The family would like to express a special thank you to her girls at Ivy Manor and to Dr. Herdrich, Dr. Mooney and Dr. Johnstone for all their exceptional care and concern.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or