On Thursday, July 22, 2021, Steven Robert Bruegger, loving son, brother, uncle and friend, passed away at the age of 68. Born in Lansing, Michigan on June 16, 1953 he was preceded in death by parents Robert Huntley and Patricia Claire Bruegger. Steve spent years of his life seeing the world and most importantly spreading joy everywhere he went. He spent 25 years as a dedicated coworker and employee for the Kmart Corporation, retiring finally in 1999. A lover of gardening and antiquing, he also collected exotic fish, enjoyed documenting life with photographs and spent extensive time researching his family genealogy. He was passionate about helping people and the community, often volunteering his time at the Senior Friendship Center in Sarasota, being recognized several times for his service, and participating in the annual Singing Christmas Tree in Sarasota, FL. Steve had an infectious smile and laugh that could turn anyone’s day around. For over 50 years he never let his health issues or disabilities get in his way of living life or helping others, he truly loved life and reminded others to live theirs to the fullest.
He is survived by siblings, Sandra S. Whitmill of Plant City, FL, William Bruegger (Jodi) of Evansville, IN, and Michael Bruegger (Beth) of New Port Richey, FL; nieces and nephews, Jennifer, Sarah, Hannah, Aaron, Lola, and Ella; Aunt and Uncle, Judy and Larry Litterst of St. Cloud, MN and many cousins.
Private services to be held at a later date. Interment will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Lansing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association at diabetes.org. Local arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.