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Anna Marie (Shetler) Brugman

December 4, 1927 ~ May 27, 2020 (age 92)

Obituary

Anna left our lives Wednesday afternoon, May 27th, 2020 in Oklahoma City, OK.  She was born December 4, 1927 in Illinois City, Illinois.  She grew up in an Amish culture in Muscatine, Iowa.  She married Gilbert “Ted” Brugman, Sept. 9, 1946 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Muscatine, IA.  They moved to Shirland, IL in 1956 where her and Ted continued a farming life while raising their three children Jim, Danny and JoAnn.  Later to settle in Roscoe, IL.

Anna retired from Atwood Vacuum Machine Company, Rockford, IL in 1990.  In 1999 Anna and Ted moved to Meeker, OK to spend more time with their daughter and granddaughter.  Anna and Ted spent their vacations traveling the United States either in their camper or on their Honda 1000 motorcycle pulling a trailer and camping in a tent.  They visited all US states with the exception of Maine. Anna also enjoyed trail riding and camping  with her appaloosa or mule.  Even did a week long trail ride to see the “4 dudes” (as she called them) at Mount Rushmore.   They also enjoyed the winter months snowmobiling in Illinois and Wisconsin. 

Shortly after Anna’s retirement, her and Ted decided to become “Snow Birds”. It didn’t take long for them to decide to buy a lot at Winterhaven Resort in Brownsville, TX where they spent over 20 years making new friends and “family”. 

Anna was preceded in death by her husband Ted, her parents, two brothers, a sister, her son James and Daughter-In-Law Patricia.  She leaves behind a son, Daniel Brugman and his wife Gail, of Roscoe, IL, daughter, JoAnn Craig of Meeker, OK, 6 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren. 

A private graveside service will be at Calvary Cemetery in Shawnee, OK followed by a memorial in Brownsville, Texas this fall.

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