Donald J. Bruley

Donald J. Bruley, 87, of Chetek, Wis., died suddenly on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Lake Placid, Fla.

Don was born July 15, 1931, in Cornell, Wis., the son of Clifford and Violet (Crosby) Bruley. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

On Sept. 22, 1951, Don married Peggy Hutchinson at Notre Dame Church in Chippewa Falls, Wis. He was a member of Notre Dame Church and the VFW Post #1038.

Don was a foreman for Northern States Power for many years.

Don enjoyed going to the cabin and the lake, playing cards and traveling south in the wintertime.

Don is survived by two sons, Clifford Bruley, of Eleva, Wis., and Steve (Pam) Bruley of Eau Claire, Wis.; two daughters, Debra (Ron) Lowe, of Chippewa Falls, and Dianne (Curt) Geissler, of Stillwater, Minn.; two sisters, Shirley Hunsucker, of Mt. Gilead, N.C., and Kathleen Billiard, of Glen Flora, Wis.; eight grandchildren, Heather (Nolan) Mosher, Bridget (Patrick) Kurtenbach, Ryan Bruley, Jordan Bruley, Adam (Andrea) Geissler, Chad (Caryn) Bruley, Danielle (Matt) Bogenschutz and Laura (Tim) Grier; and eight great-grandchildren, Taylor and Mason Mosher, Audrey and Amery Geissler, Lyla and Nora Bogenschulz and Alex and Sean Doyle.

Don was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy, on March 16, 2009; his parents; and one brother, Jack Bruley.

Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls. Interment will be in Hope Cemetery in Chippewa Falls. Military rites will be conducted by the Chippewa Falls Patriotic Council.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of services at 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 12 at the Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls.

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