Arnold Bruggeman – Hopkinton

Arnold Bruggeman, age 73, died Monday, April 12, 2021 at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, MO., following a sudden illness.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 Friday morning, April 23, 2021 at the St. Luke Catholic Church, Hopkinton with interment in the Hopkinton Cemetery.   Friends may call from 4 until 7 Thursday, April 22, 2021 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello. Visitation will resume on Friday morning from 9 to 10 at the funeral home before leaving for church.    Mask’s must be worn and fitted properly over the nose and mouth at all times to enter the funeral home or church.  Social distancing standards need to be strictly observed.   You may access the live service by going to:  You may also sign the guestbook or leave a condolence at

Surviving is his wife, Jane, 4 sons, Arnold (Andy) (Char Vail) III, Bagley, WI., Ben (Rachel), Monticello, Tony, Manchester, Steve (Amy) Cascade, 11 grandchildren, Tyler, Shayla, Tori, Michael, Bryce, Kurtis, Lauryn, Avarey, Mikayla, Brooke, Owen, his siblings, Linda Charnstrom, Burnsville, MN, Alice (Dennis) Ungs, Cape Canaveral, FL., Dianne (Tom) Hanten, Dubuque, David Bruggeman, Luxemburg, his in-laws, Amy (Al Steger) Neuhaus, Nancy (Randy) Lanz, Suzi (Dave) DuBois, Mike Neuhaus, Steve (Jodi) Neuhaus.   He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arnold Earl Bruggeman Jr. was born October 28, 1947 at Dubuque, Iowa.  He was the son of Arnold Earl and Agnes Richard, Bruggeman Sr.  He attended school at St. Anthony in Dubuque and graduated from the Wahlert, High School with the class of 1965.  Arnold then started his life’s work in the lumber industry.   He married Jane Neuhaus on July 3, 1975 at New Vienna.  The couple lived in Prairie du Chien, Edgewood and Dyersville before moving to Hopkinton.   Arnold owned and operated Bruggeman Lumber in Sand Springs from 2006 until 2017.   In retirement Arnold drove for the Amish Community in the Hopkinton area.

He enjoyed playing cards and belonged to several different card groups.  He was always the life of the party.   His favorite time was time spent with his grandchildren.

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