Myrtle Brueck, 91

Myrtle Emma Brueck, age 91, of Centreville, passed away Friday, July 1, 2011, at Heartland Health Care Center in Three Rivers.

Myrtle was born July 10, 1919, in Centreville, a daughter of Fred and Myrtle Harding. She lived all her life in Centreville, graduating from Centreville High School in 1936.

On July 24, 1937, she married LeRoy Brueck in LaGrange, Ind. He preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 1995.

Myrtle was employed as a waitress, clerked at the dime store, served at the ice cream parlor in Centreville, worked at the St. Joseph County Health Department, prosecuting attorney’s office and the St. Joseph County Grange Fair. She was also bookkeeper of L.E. Brueck Construction, of which she and her late husband owned. She was a great fan of the Centreville Bulldogs. Her hobbies were collecting newspaper articles, sending cards to friends and family, and watching TV. Myrtle and LeRoy were chosen Centreville’s Citizens of the Year in 1987. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Myrtle will be greatly missed by her children, David and Sandra Brueck of Three Rivers, Karen and Charles Anable and Craig and Sandy Brueck all of Centreville; her grandchildren, Debra and James Gaugier of Vicksburg, Jeffrey and Kathi Brueck of Three Rivers, Dianne and Scott Weiderman of Centreville, John and Donna Brueck of Constantine, Linsey and Jerome Wolff of Sturgis, Ryan and Samantha Brueck of Centrevlle; great-grandchildren Eric and Cassie Weiderman, Laurie and Chad Beck, Gavin Brueck, all of Centreville, Sara Gaugier of Holt, Mark Gaugier of East Lansing, Connor and Evan Brueck of Three Rivers, Ella Wolff of Sturgis; great-great-granddaughter Maddi Weiderman of Centreville; sister-in-law, Helen Engle of Colon; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her parents; husband; five sisters; and one brother.

Friends and family will be received Tuesday from 10 a.m. until noon at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Centreville where religious services will follow at noon, with Pastor David Grimm officiating. Interment will be at Prairie River Cemetery, Centreville.

Memorials may be directed to the church. Online messages may be left for the family at

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