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Beatrice Nellie "Lang" Brugger

September 20, 1928 — February 13, 2023

La Grange, Texas

Beatrice Nellie Lang Brugger, age 94, passed away in the early hours of Monday, February 13th, in La Grange, TX. 

Bea was born to Louis H. & Nellie Mae (Knippers) Lang on September 20, 1928, in Magnolia, MS.  At 7 years old, Bea lost her mother unexpectedly.  Louis Lang remarried to Myrtle Hodges, who took care of Bea and her 3 older brothers, Benjamin, James & Percy Lang.

Bea grew up to marry John Wayne Brugger on June 16, 1945. Although Bea & John moved to his hometown of La Grange, TX, she always considered herself a Mississippi girl at heart. Bea & John then welcomed 4 children – Garry, Dwight, Michael & Sylvia who passed in infancy.

Bea was involved in her community, most notably working at Dr. Schwake’s dental office, participating as a member of the American Legion Auxiliary & later in life as a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Rutersville.  Her heart was first & foremost with the Brugger family, both immediate & extended. She loved hosting family meals or events so much so that most of her grandchildren’s memories involve food or sweets at her home.

Beatrice is survived by sons Garry Wayne Brugger & wife Debbie of La Grange and John Michael Brugger & wife Maxine of La Grange; grandchildren Shannon Grabarkewitz of La Grange, Timothy Brugger of Victoria, Mike Brugger of Austin, Damian Brugger of Myrtle Beach, SC, Heather Zbranek & husband Steven of La Grange, Christopher Brugger & wife Laura of Ellinger, Dion Brugger & wife Amy of Mansfield & Sheila Brugger of La Grange. She is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren: Brock, Reagan, Mackenzie, Ashley, Chad, Nicholas, Kaylie, Kylie, Koen, Brylee & Dillon. She also has one great-great-grandson on the way!  Bea was survived locally by her sister-in-law Rae Brugger & her cousin-in-law Loretta Brugger.

In addition to her parents & 3 brothers, Bea was preceded in death by her husband John Brugger, her son Dwight Brugger, her daughter Sylvia Brugger & her great-grandson Grant Grabarkewitz. She was also preceded in death by several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law & cousins-in-law.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to St. John Lutheran Church in Rutersville or to Hospice Brazos Valley who graciously helped with her care in the last few months of her life.

A graveside memorial will be held for family & friends on Saturday, February 18th, at 2pm.
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Saturday, February 18, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

La Grange City Cemetery

S Lester St, La Grange, TX 78945

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