Rita J. Bruggman, 69, of Sartell died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 at Quiet Oaks in St. Cloud. Her funeral was held Nov. 19 at The Waters Church in Sartell. The Rev. Rachel Koubsky officiated.
Bruggman was born July 1, 1949 to Oscar and Elizabeth (Helt) Bruggman in Bismarck, North Dakota. She was the youngest of 13 children. She married Randy Honer, they raised two children together and later divorced. She worked as a trade-show manager for Wolters Kluwer (Banker’s Systems) for 30-plus years. She was a member of the Waters Church in Sartell and volunteered at Country Manor Nursing Home. She loved reading a good book and spending time with her grandkids. She enjoyed sunshine and spending time at her seasonal site at Two Rivers Campground. Bruggman was an active member of AA and was very proud of her sobriety. She had a quick wit, contagious laugh, giving heart and a great love for the Lord.
Survivors include the following: her children, Holly (Mike) Warner of Sauk Rapids and Justin (Dawn) Honer of St. Joseph; special friend, Kevin Julson of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Ryan, Madison, Bryce; brothers and sisters, Jo Bomberger of Lincoln, Nebraska, Louise Bartlett of Hastings, Clare Zimmerman of St. Cloud, Lori (Jim) Rausch of Alpharetta, Georgia, and John (Patricia) Bruggman of Louisville, Kentucky.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers and sisters, Betty, Terry, Jane, O.J., Francis, Ann and Patricia.
Obituary and guest book available online at: www.williamsdingmann.com.
Author: Janelle Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.