March 28, 1936 - April 28, 2016
Ver Bruggen, Jean (nee) Guns Jean Ver Bruggen, 80, Allouez resident, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, April 28, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born March 28, 1936, the daughter of Matthew I. and Gladys (Detrie) Guns. On August 28, 1954, she married Norbert C. VerBruggen, her soulmate and the love of her life. Jean worked outside the home early in her career but her greatest joy was simply being with Norbert and doing her most important job--making their home and raising their family. She enjoyed camping and spending time with her friends, traveling, crafting, shopping at rummage sales, reading, and gardening. She was an emotionally strong and mentally tough woman and a beloved mother. She will be forever remembered as a devoted wife, mom, and “Granny.” Surviving are her loving husband Norbert, children: David (Mary) Ver Bruggen, Dan (Shirley) VerBruggen, and Dorene (Richard) Jette; grandchildren: Robert (Jaclyn) and Michael (girlfriend Melanie) Ver Bruggen, Amanda (fiancé Adam Van Eperen) and Ryan (fiancé Stefanie Prell) VerBruggen, Ka and Ashley Jette; and great-grandson, Harrison Ver Bruggen. Jean is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Joyce (John) Hennes; sisters-in-law, Angie Guns and Lucille Ver Bruggen; as well as numerous beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Donald; sister, Jeri; parents-in-law, Leonard (Mary) Ver Bruggen; brothers- and sisters-in-law: Justin Ver Bruggen, William (Darlene) Ver Bruggen, Marie (George) Basten, Donald (Millie) Ver Bruggen, Audrey (John) Wickman, Francis Ver Bruggen, best friend Arlyne Beerntsen, and other dear relatives. Friends may call from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 2 and from 9:30-10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church,341 Wilson Avenue Green Bay before the service at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers or other expressions of sympathy, a donation to the Heart Association is requested. The family wishes to thank Unity Hospice for their tender care.
Ver Bruggen, Jean (nee) Guns Jean Ver Bruggen, 80, Allouez resident, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, April 28, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born March 28, 1936, the daughter of Matthew I. and Gladys (Detrie)... View Obituary & Service Information
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