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Dr. Joseph Edward Bruggman

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Dr. Bruggman was born on August 24, 1917 and passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017.

Dr. Bruggman was a resident of California at the time of passing.

He attended Junior College in Sacramento, CA and then obtained a Bachelor's degree from San Jose State, where he paid his way through college by playing trumpet in local dance bands.

In addition to his illustrious career in education, he served in North Africa and France as an intelligence officer in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II and on active duty at March Air Force Base during the Korean War, eventually retiring from the Air Force Reserves as a lieutenant colonel after 27 years of service.

Dr. Joseph Edward Bruggman Allen Mortuary Remembering Grandfather Bill A memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 am on Monday, August 28, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, 1660 Arbor Way in Turlock, CA with a burial to follow at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella, CA. A memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 am on Monday, August 28, 2017 at First United Methodist Church, 1660 Arbor Way in Turlock, CA with a burial to follow at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella, CA.

In lieu of flowers or plants, memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.

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