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Geraldine F. "Gerry" Brugman

Geraldine (Gerry) Fern Brugman, formerly of Kadoka, died October 29, 2003 at the Martin Luther King Hospital in Los Angeles, CA, as a result of an auto accident.

Gerry was born April 19, 1926, in Mitchell, SD. She was the adopted daughter of George and Zelda Kenzy of Philip, SD.

Gerry was united in marriage December 23, 1946, to Kenten C. Brugman in Rapid City. They later moved to Norwalk, CA, and she worked as a foster parent and later as a medical transcriber. Upon their retirement, they moved to a Senior Retirement Community in La Mirada, CA.

Gerry loved to sew, crochet, and work with her computer. She worked with the VFW and served as their treasurer for many years. She loved to sing and she enjoyed being with her grandchildren.

She is survived by two daughters; DeVona Williamson of Westminster and Arlinda (Daryl) Setters of La Mirada, CA; three sons, David (Sharon) of San Clemente, adopted son Curtis of Santa Ana, CA, and adopted son Randy of Las Vegas, NV; seven grandchildren: Tim Brugman, Dan Williamson, Lorenzo, Curtis, Jr. and Brett Brugman, Jennifer (John) Patton and Karrie (Richard) Oropeza; four great-grandchildren, twins Blake and Clay, Paige Patton and Arianna Oropeza; one brother, Donald (Joanne) Kenzy of Sacramento; and one niece, Jovanni Kenzy, of Sacramento.

Gerry was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Kenten.

Funeral services were held on November 7, 2003, in the Williamsburg Chapel at the Memory Garden Cemetery in Brea, CA. Officiating was Pastor Ron Hodel and interment was in the military section of Memory Garden Memorial Park.