Fred August Bugenhagen, 88, of Shumway, passed away at 5:10 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Lakeland Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Effingham.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Stewardson. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today, June 28, at Brummerstedt Funeral Home, Stewardson. Burial will be in Stewardson Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church of Stewardson or Trinity Lutheran School in Stewardson. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.
He was born April 30, 1925, in Prairie Township, Shelby County, the son of Fred Carl and Racy Klepzig Bugenhagen. He married Esther Martha Rincker on Dec. 21, 1947, in St. Paul Lutheran Church in Strasburg, with the Rev. G. A. Lueck officiating. Fred was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Stewardson. He began his farming career as a young man at the age of 14 and he drove farm grain trucks for 60 years from the age of 15 to 75.
Surviving are his wife, Esther; daughter, Kay Allen and husband, Melvin, of Mattoon; sons, Fred Martin Bugenhagen and wife, Becky, of Calhan, Colo., and Paul Bugenhagen and wife, Gloria, of Stewardson; daughter-in-law, Sandy Bugenhagen of Mode; three grandchildren, Andy Bugenhagen, Luke Bugenhagen and Phillip Bugenhagen; four stepgrandchildren; 13 great-stepgrandchildren; and one great-great-stepgrandchild.
He was preceded in death by a son, Carl; his parents; and sisters, Grace Redfern and husband, Don, Clara Miller and husband, Emeran, and Ruth Jeschawitz and husband, Edwin; and brother, Glen Bugenhagen.
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