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Rolland Eugene Brueck

June 21, 1934 December 28, 2018
Rolland Eugene Brueck
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Obituary for Rolland Eugene Brueck

Rolland Eugene Brueck age 84 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Friday morning December 28, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family following a hard fought battle with Parkinson’s disease.
He was born June 21, 1934 in Nottawa, Michigan son of the late Lewis F. and Irene (Heinrich) Brueck.
Gene resided in the Sturgis and Nottawa area most of his life and was a graduate of Centreville High School with the class of 1955. Following his graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army serving from 1955-1958 earning the rank of SP4 and was stationed in Stuttgart Germany and traveled throughout Europe.
On May 26, 1962 he married Janet C. Hopkins at the Sturgis Wesleyan Church.
Gene retired from the Canteen Corporation in St. Joseph, Michigan following over 30 years of dedicated employment. He also had sold Christmas trees for 30 years.
He was a kind and gentle man who enjoyed spending time at the old family tree farm and farm house on the river. He was a true outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling and mushroom hunting in Northern Michigan and a talented woodworker and always looked forward to attending the St. Joseph County Grange Fair. For several years he participated in league bowling. He was a fan of NASCAR, country music and was always ready to play a game of cards. Gene had many interests and hobbies but his grandkids were the light of his world he truly loved time spent with them and his entire family.
He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 56 years: Janet; one son: Kevin Eugene (Sherry) Brueck of Sturgis; one daughter: Kimberly (Jeff) Wilder of Sturgis; four grandchildren: Kevin Brueck, Amanda Brueck, Mackenzie Adams and Liam Adams; one great granddaughter: Savannah Brueck; one sister: Marge P. (Brueck) Gay of Sturgis and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers: Lloyd L., Maurice W., Robert L., Kenneth and Paul Brueck and three sisters: Lorine Wittenberg, Doris Zielke and Betty James.
The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 P.M. Sunday at the Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-3284. Funeral services celebrating and honoring the life of Rolland Eugene Brueck will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday at the funeral home. The Rev. Joshua Brueck of the Sturgis Missionary Church will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis. Full military honors will be conferred by Captain John J. Kelley Post #1355 VFW and the U.S. Army Honor Guard.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Brueck’s memory consider the Van Andel Institute Parkinson’s Disease Research, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
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4:00 PM 12/30/2018 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 12/30/2018 6:00:00 PM
Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

807 E. Chicago Rd
Sturgis, MI 49091

Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes
807 E. Chicago Rd Sturgis 49091 MI
United States





10:30 AM 12/31/2018 10:30:00 AM
Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

807 E. Chicago Rd
Sturgis, MI 49091

Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes
807 E. Chicago Rd Sturgis 49091 MI
United States

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Oak Lawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

300 E. South Street
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

300 E. South Street Sturgis 49091 Michigan
United States

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