James M. Bruggemeier


James M. Brueggemeier, age 77, of Pemberville, OH passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2022, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. He was born on May 22, 1945, in Pemberville to Martin and Lauretta (Kohring) Brueggemeier. He served his country in the United States Army and on May 11, 1968, Jim married Kay Ann Layman at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Kay and Jim had 2 children and celebrated 54 years of marriage together.

Jim, worked as a Bank Collection Manager at Citizen Savings Bank for nearly 30 years before he retired. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and most recently attended SonFire by the River Lutheran Church. His ministries had included being a past member of church council, choir, and the Front Row Quartet. Also, he was a member of the Pemberville American Legion Post #183, serving as past Commander of the Legion Color Guard. He loved singing especially with his crew at SonFire. Jim was an avid sports fan attending the Ohio High School State Basketball Tournaments for decades. Some of his favorite teams included the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns, BGSU basketball and volleyball teams.

In addition to his wife Kay, James is survived by his son, Jason J. Brueggemeier of Toledo, sister-in-law, Donna Brueggemeier of Tiffin, and brother-in-law, Dennis (Cathy) Layman of Pemberville, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Staci Jo Brueggemeier, brother, John Brueggemeier, father and mother-in-law, Ronald and Arlene Layman. His beloved beagle companion Katey.

Family and friends will be received 4-7 p.m., on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at the Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, 4094 State Route 105, Pemberville, OH. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., on Thursday, September 1, 2022, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 220 Cedar Street, Pemberville. There will be additional visitation from 10 a.m., until the time of service. Officiating will be Pastors Tim Philabaum and Jim Dumke. Interment will be in Pemberville Union Cemetery, Pemberville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to SonFire by the River, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, or Sunshine Children’s Home.

Those wishing to express a word of encouragement, share a memory or photo may do so at www.marshfuneralhomes.com.

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