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Joel Francis Bruggeman

November 1, 1943 ~ April 27, 2022 (age 78)

Obituary

Joel Francis Bruggeman, 78, passed away on April 27, 2022 in Enumclaw, Washington. He was born in Seattle, Washington on November 1, 1943 to Charles and Fern Bruggeman. Joel graduated from Evergreen High School in Seattle and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Washington. Joel worked at Boeing as an engineer and manager for 43 years.

In his younger years Joel enjoyed playing baseball and later fast-pitch softball. He was also an amazing and very talented pool player and frustrated many by soundly defeating them after letting them think they had a chance to win. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Whenever possible he enjoyed going to lunch on Saturdays with the whole family at various local restaurants.

Joel married the love of his life, Judy, on June 19, 1965. They built a home in Enumclaw in the Y-Bar-S neighborhood in 1976 where they raised their children, Debbie and Dean. Joel was very involved in his children’s lives, attending many activities that his daughter Debbie, participated in as well as coaching his son Dean’s little-league baseball teams for many years.  He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and supporting them in all their various activities and playing Uno while camping at Grayland.  He was an amazing mentor and father-in-law to Jeff, who helped him tremendously in these last few months going to dialysis, joking and keeping his spirits high.

Joel is preceded in death by his wife, Judy Bruggeman. He is survived by his brother, Jerry Bruggeman; his daughter, Debbie Fabris and son-in-law, Jeff; son, Dean Bruggeman; grandsons, Kris and Danny Fabris; and granddaughter, Becca Fabris.

There will be a viewing at Weeks’ Enumclaw Funeral Home on May 19th from 1:00 - 5:00 pm with a rosary at 4:00 pm.  Services will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Friday, May 20th at 9:00 am with a reception to follow in the parish hall.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
May 19, 2022

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Weeks' Enumclaw Funeral Home
1810 Wells Street
Enumclaw, WA 98011

Recitation of the Rosary
Thursday
May 19, 2022

4:00 PM
Weeks' Enumclaw Funeral Home
1810 Wells Street
Enumclaw, WA 98011

Funeral Service
Friday
May 20, 2022

9:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
1614 Farrelly Street
Enumclaw, WA 98022

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