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Bruce John

Pingel, Bruce John.
“Well done, good and faithful servant!” Matt 25:23.
Born September 23, 1945 in Bay City, Michigan. Baptized October 14, 1945. Born to eternal life December 14, 2009 at Clement Manor Health Care Center in Greenfield, Wisconsin.
God gave Bruce the cross of Parkinson’s disease to bear for over 25 years. The faith and courage Bruce showed in bearing that cross has strengthened all those who have come to know him. He has done the work God has given him, and he is now at rest with his Savior.
Our sincerest thanks for the staff at Clement Manor Health Care Center, and Odyssey Hospice Care for their caring, their compassion, their reassurance and their professionalism.
Loving husband of Charlene Pingel nee Laimon. Dear father of Jim Renae Pingel, Diane Stephen Hoehnke, and Amy Schultz. Grandfather of Erin, Joshua, Meghan, Charlie, Brandon, Greta, and Annelise. Further survived by brothers Fred and Ivan, sisters Margaret, Joanne and Edith, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
He is also remembered as a Lutheran Elementary School teacher, a coach, a model railroader and of course a friend. But first and foremost, he was always a Christian and a child of God.
Funeral Service Thursday, December 17, at 11:00 AM at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church, S 66 W 14325 Janesville Rd., Muskego. Interment Highland Memorial Park. Visitation Wednesday at the Funeral Home from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM and Thursday at the Church from 10:00 AM until the time of the Service 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Time of Grace Ministries or the Parkinson Research Foundation appreciated.

Altstadt Tyborski Johnson Reiss Klemmer

Past Comments


Char, you and Bruce were the first to welcome a very scared new teacher into your midst many years ago. You both were very kind caring people. I am so sorry to hear about Bruce’s passing.

Bonnie Locke

To Jim and all of the family. It sounds like he had a strong faith. That must give you strength in this difficult time. Please take care and my deepest sympathies. Bonnie Locke and Family former co-worker of Jim

Catherine Plummer

Dear Jim and Family,
Ted and I are so very sorry to learn of your loss. We know that you will find comfort in knowing that he is home with the Lord, but will miss him so much. There is no one in the world that means as much to any of us as our mom or dad, no matter how old we grow. We’ll hold you in the light and know that you are blessed surrounded by your loved ones, especially the little ones, at this time. Take care Jim,
Cathy Plummer a friend and colleague

Robert Sudlow

Jim and Family……I’m sure he weathered his illness with a constant joy brought to him by his children and grandchildren.

Paul Guequierre


I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you.


John D. Dough

To Jim and Family: Take comfort in the manner in which he lived and the memories to have. My prayers are with you.

Brian Recknagel

My condolences, and blessings for your family. Many of my great memories of 5th and 6th grades have Bruce in them, including your family’s relationship with my grandmother Margaret when your family moved to Burlington. I pray your family is doing well, sorry I am too far away to be there, for I surely would like to see all of you again. May our Savior bring your family comfort and hope in these days.

Dale & Anne Stelter

Thank you for your e-mail. It was with a tearful eye that I read your e-mail but also with a joyful heart that your dad can now enjoy the wonders of heaven as he celebrates this Christmas with the angels. May God give you comfort and true peace at this time. Please greet your mom and your sisters for us.

Shelly Fox

Dear Pingel family,

Like everyone else here at WIJIS, I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Pingel’s death. He sounds like a wonderful person and a great teacher. I didn’t realize he was born in Bay City, MI — that was the town I grew up in. We wish you all peace and the comfort of the many years you had together as a family.

Shelly Fox

Christy Bagasao

Amy and family,
Thank you for sharing your father’s struggles and victory with us. May you all be comforted by Christ’s promise of eternity. You will meet again!
The Bagasao family

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