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Marie A. Brugge

Marie A. Brugge Marie A. Brugge


Marie A. Brugge, age 67, of Owen, passed away at her home on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023 surrounded by her loving family under the tender care of Promedica Hospice. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Marie was born on June 10, 1955, the daughter of Warren and Jewel (Goodwin) Olsen in Denver, Colo. She attended school in Commerce City, Colo., Madison, and Neillsville. On June 20, 1987, Marie was united in marriage to Russell Brugge in Medford. She worked various jobs and most recently as a housekeeper.

Marie enjoyed westerns, mysteries, rodeos, reading, traveling, fishing, gardening and hummingbirds. Most importantly, she loved and cherished spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Marie is survived by her husband, Russell; her four children, Anthony Olsen, Michelle (Ed) Bryant and Heidi (Larry) Sowatzki all of Medford and Laura Brugge of Pewaukee; seven grandchildren, Brendan Olsen, Taylor Bryant, Joe, Jacob, Josh Lutovsky, Lawrence Jr. Sowatzki and Ashley Sowatzki; one great-grandson, Levi. She is further survived by her mother and step-father, Jewel (Lee) Yusten of Westboro; two brothers and two sisters, Lyle (Solita) Qualls, Lora (Mike) Adams, Geoff Qualls and Rochelle (Wally) Cherek; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father; her sister, Teresa Phelan; and her brother, Dan Qualls.

The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen is entrusted with the arrangements.

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