Harold Bruegeman, 80

Harold Bruegeman, 80, Cottonwood

Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Harold Bruegeman peacefully passed away Thursday October 14th, 2021, at his home in Cottonwood. Harold was born February 13, 1941, at the Bruegeman family home outside of Cottonwood where he grew up. He was born to Fred and Bernadine (Wassmuth) Bruegeman. He was the fourth of six children. He attended school at the St. Gertrude’s Academy.

Harold married the love of his life, Doris Simpson on May 7th, 1966.

Harold worked many different jobs from the family farm, lumber mills, driving gas truck and even owned his own mechanic shop.

Harold enjoyed getting out and enjoying the great outdoors including camping, fishing and ATV riding. He went to the annual hunting camp for 30 years and had many successful hunts. In his later years he still was happy to join in on the fun as the camp mascot. Harold was always willing to help out friends and family in a time of need.

Harold is survived by his children, Tracy (Paul) Gilmore of Grangeville, Jesse (Mikki) Bruegeman of Cottonwood. Their beloved Papa Howie has six grandchildren Amber, Robert (Alicia), Bryan, Tyler (Madeline) Gilmore and Kyle and Dylon Bruegeman. Great-grandkids Mason, Oliver, Maverick and Harper Gilmore. Siblings Phil (Norma), Cliff (Connie) and Bernie Bruegeman.

He was preceded in death by his wife Doris Bruegeman, parents Fred and Bernadine Bruegeman, siblings’ sister Delores Berg (Lyle), brother Lawrence Bruegeman and sister-n-law Sam Bruegeman. Nephews Alan Berg and Donald Bruegeman.

A graveside service will be held at the Cottonwood Cemetery at 11:00 a.m., Saturday Nov. 20, 2021. A dinner will follow at the Keuterville Hall. Arrangements are under the direction of Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville. Send condolences to the family to

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  • Mike Howzen says:

    My condolences to Harold’s family members.

  • Mick and Judy Forsman says:

    Sorry Tracy and Jesse and your families for the loss of Harold. Just think tho he and Doris are together again. God bless you all.

  • Chris Kaschmitter says:

    So very sorry for the passing of Harold, RIP

  • Rachel says:

    Rest easy uncle Harold!
    Sending lots of love to the entire Bruegeman family.
    The Voss’s

    Rachel (Shilley) and Eric Voss

  • Ralph and Debbie Stubbers says:

    Condolences to the entire Bruegeman family. May he RIP.

  • Sharon Key Family says:

    Our family want you all to know how sorry for your loss. It is so heartbreaking and it hurts very much, but we have to trust in God’s plan. Please know we are keeping you in our prayers and our hearts.

  • Halterman Faye says:

    Condolences to you all. Harold was a great guy, liked our times together!
    May he and Doris now look down on the family, keep them strong, happy, healthy!
    RIP Harold.
    Mike and Faye Halterman

  • Vicki Berg says:

    Our heartfelt condolences to Tracy, Paul & family and Jesse, Mikki & family. We hope the love of your family & friends brings you peace.
    Vicki & Mike Berg

  • Darby Selman says:

    Very sorry to hear his passing. Our condolences to the family.
    Darby Selman
    Karen Selman

  • David & Connie says:

    my Condolences to the Family. And i will miss Harold and our conversations across the alley , you where a great neighbor R.I.P

  • Lew & Polly Hollandsworth says:

    Our condolences to you Jesse and all your family ~~ So sorry to hear of Harold’s passing ~~ May he Rest in Peace !!

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