Gary Brugger ’79

Gary Norman Brugger, age 64, passed away Monday, August 1, 2022, at home. He was born October 28, 1957, in Grand Haven, MI to Melvin and Lillian (Schindlbeck) Brugger.

Gary graduated from Hope College and worked as plant manager for Kraft Heinz Foods in Holland. He loved fishing, photography, scuba diving and hunting. He was a voracious reader, especially science fiction and action/adventure books.

He is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Nicole ’07 (Graham) Brugger-Dethmers; son, Jake Brugger; two sisters, Brenda (John) Fuchs and Royce (Clay) McCastle; his brother, Barry ’74 (Ann ’72) Brugger; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Barbara Piers.

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