Mary Ann Brueggemann

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Mary Ann Brueggemann, nee Ripperda, 85, of Belleville, IL, born April 17, 1934, in Germantown, IL, died Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Memorial Hospital East, Shiloh, IL, surrounded by her loving family.

Mary Ann worked for many years as a nurse’s aide for Visiting Nurses, Belleville, IL. She was a hard-working woman both in her career and in her home, where her greatest achievement was raising her eight children.  Dearly loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and was as mutually adored by each of them.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Louise, nee Bach, Ripperda; and by all her siblings.

She is survived by her four sons and four daughters, Diane (David) Flach,
Dennis Brueggemann, Dale (Cindy) Brueggemann, Darlene (Richard) Ponsler,
Donald (Rose) Brueggemann, Doris (Brad) Barker, Darrell Brueggemann,
and Darla (Steve) Telken;
16 grandchildren;
numerous great-grandchildren;
and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

 Funeral: Private services will be held.



10 Comments on Mary Ann Brueggemann

Danielle said : Guest Report May 03, 2020 at 3:06 PM

I had the pleasure of meeting and caring for Mary. She was a very sweet lady and was a joy to be around. Prayers to her family.

  • Shiloh
  • Illinois
Tammy Ripperda said : Guest Report Mar 28, 2020 at 2:45 PM

Although I hadn't seen Aunt Maryann in several years, having moved away for work, I fondly remember growing up with and visiting her and her family often. She was always a loving host and had a feisty spirit similar to her brother, my dad Phonse. Those two were always close and we got the benefit by spending time with her and her "kids". My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and I hope you're all safe and well.

  • Odenton
  • Md
Bob and Jackie Althardt said : Guest Report Mar 27, 2020 at 7:42 PM

Aunt Diane, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

  • Troy
  • IL
Dean, Angela, Lena, Malia and Tayton said : Guest Report Mar 26, 2020 at 9:06 PM

Diane and family, We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. You are in our thoughts.

  • Melbourne
  • Australia
Juanita Eiskant said : Guest Report Mar 26, 2020 at 6:31 PM

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this sad time. Your mom was such a sweet lady. David and I would love it when she sat with us at supper. We will miss her. Love and God Bless You. Love David Cleveland and Juanita from Mercy.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Juanita Eiskant said : Guest Report Mar 26, 2020 at 5:23 AM

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this sad time. Your mother was so precious. David and myself enjoyed her so much when she sat with us at supper. Love and God Bless Your Family. Juanita and David Cleveland.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Susan (Koerkenmeier) Gillespie said : Guest Report Mar 24, 2020 at 4:53 PM

I just read of your Mother's passing. My sympathy to your whole family. I remember her as a very sweet lady from when we used to get together when we were kids. My prayers with you all.

  • Antioch
  • IL
Susie said : Guest Report Mar 24, 2020 at 2:28 PM

Her zest for life, laughter and fun was such an admirable quality in Aunt Mary Ann. Her spunk and attitude to never give up was always an inspiration to me through my own difficult times. She was tremendously loved and will be greatly missed by many. RIP dear Mary Ann. Love you. Hugs and condolences to all of her family.

  • Lebanon
  • IL
Linda Peek said : Guest Report Mar 24, 2020 at 2:04 PM

When u heard that laugh you knew Mary Ann was near. So sorry for your loss however happy she had many good years with all of you.

  • Freeburg
  • Il
Russell Ripperda said : Guest Report Mar 24, 2020 at 2:38 AM

She was a wonderful aunt to me. I used to visit with her at her home in the trailer park. We had very pleasant talks together. I will miss her dearly. You all have my deepest sympathy. My prayers are with you. Sincerely Russ

  • Sparta
  • Illinois

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