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“Deepest Sympathy to the Bruegger family! Geneva was so kind, sweet, and loving and raised a wonderful family! She will be dearly missed! Jennifer ...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Jennifer Schultz Wendinger - MN

“My prayers and sympathies are with you all. The Schmidt family and the Bruegger family have known each other for years and our paths have crossed...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Marlys (Schmidt) Schultz - MN

“So sorry to hear of Geneva's death. Our sympathies to all of you. She was a sweet lady. Allan and Nancy ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Nancy (Hamann) Miller - Owatonna, MN

“My deepest sympathy in your loss. Thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Brian Wanzek - Palm Springs, CA

“Our deepest sympathy to your whole family. Eileen, we talked about your Mom just a few days ago. Never thought this was so close. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Nylen & Carolyn Kain - MN

“Our sincerest sympathy for your loss. May you be blessed with previous memories... ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Pam Scharn Wetzell

“so sorry 2 hear that this wonderful lady left the earth so soon she al n now shes having a blast playing bingo all the time ways had such a great...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: becky meyer - wells

“In Memory of a sweet Aunt! ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Melani Madero - Holmen, WI

“To Janelle and the entire Bruegger family, So sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved mother. May God wrap you in his comforting arms. I was...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Mosser Mathiesen - Houston

“Sending our deepest sympathies to all of you. Geneva was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed by many. Cherish all of your memories! ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Matt and Lisa Adams - Mankato, MN

“God be with each of you and give you peace! Hold onto the memories! I remember the young lady as always smiling! ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Darlene & Larry Anderson

“I AM SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS..MAY THE LORD WRAP HIS LOVING ARMS AROUND ALL OF YOU & BRING YOU PEACE...YOUR MOTHER WAS TRUELY A WONDERFUL LADY.....Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: cindy prange - wells, MN - friend

“May God be with you at this time. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Hona - Mn Lake, MN

“Sending our Deepest Sympathies to Geneva's Family. She was a great lady. Remembering all the birthday and poker parties. The Journey is ...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Wayne Bebler - Moorhead, MN


Geneva Elaine Bruegger, age 89, of Minnesota Lake, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the Mapleton Community Home surrounded by loved ones. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 10:30 AM at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in rural Minnesota Lake. Visitation will be Friday, April 3, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in the church cemetery, and Rev. Cherie Daniel will officiate. Memorials are preferred to the donor's choice.
Geneva was born October 9, 1925, the daughter of Emil and Ella (Schinke) Roessler in Danville Township, Blue Earth County, MN. Geneva was united in marriage to Melvin C. Bruegger, August 22, 1946 at the Evangelical Church of Peace in Minnesota Lake. She enjoyed bird watching, playing cards and Bingo. Geneva especially enjoyed and cherished spending time with her family.
Geneva is survived by her children: Eileen (Roger) Flohrs, Lois (Ron) Cole, Larry (Margo) Bruegger, Kathryn Ottjes, Ronald (Susan) Bruegger, Richard Bruegger, Bradley (Cheryl) Bruegger, Janelle (Craig) Schultz, Emily (Terry) Mills, Julette (Bob) Nowak, Kevin Bruegger, Beverly (Steve) Underdahl, Merrilee Bruegger; 35 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; "adopted" son: Doug Strehlo (fiancé Mary Jo); sister-in-law: Donna Roessler; 2 brothers: Morris (Judy) Roessler and Curtis (Andrea) Roessler; brother-in-law: Cleon Christenson; along with family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Melvin in 1987; infant son; granddaughters: Chrissa Bruegger, Whitney Bruegger; grandson, Jason Schultz; daughter-in-law: Cindy Bruegger; son-in-law, E. Alan Ottjes; siblings: Lila (Karl) Beyer, Alice (Marvin) Schultz, Anita (Robert) Johnson; John Roessler; and one brother in infancy.