Charles B. Bruggen|
Charles B, Bruggen, age 89, formerly of Riverside, passed away in Fairfax, Virginia on June 20, 2014 following a long struggle with Alzheimer's and heart disease.
He lived the majority of his life in the Chicago area, and enjoyed spending his summers on Big Sand Lake in Park Rapids, Minnesota.
Chuck proudly served as a US Marine Corps officer and combat engineer during the Korean War. A graduate of the University of Illinois, he earned a masters degree in civil engineering from Purdue University, and spent his professional career working for Anning-Johnson company in Chicago, involved in many major construction projects, including the John Hancock building and the Sears Tower. He retired as the Senior Vice President of Anning-Johnson after 38 years. He was committed to the Riverside community, as he served on the local school boards for many years.
Chuck was a devoted family man, a loving brother, husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed spending his summers in Minnesota on Big Sand Lake, cheering on the Chicago Cubs, watching golf, and enjoying time with his family and his brothers' families.
He is preceded in death by Shirley, his wife of 58 years; and his daughter, Lynne.
He is survived by his daughter, Adrienne, her husband, Robert and his two grandchildren, Kevin and Hillary.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: The Lupus Foundation of Illinois, 20 E Jackson Blvd., Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60604 or:
, National Office, 255 N. Michigan Ave., FL 17, Chicago, IL 60601
For funeral information: www.fmfh.com
Published in Suburban Life Publications from June 25 to July 2, 2014