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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Coralie Marie Bruegger
December 15, 1940 - December 28, 2017

Place of Birth: Alexander, ND
Residence: Watford City, ND
Age: 77

Coralie Marie (Jore) Bruegger passed away December 28, 2017, surrounded by her loving family, at CHI St. Alexius Hospital in Bismarck, North Dakota. She was born December 15, 1940 to Ernest and Esther Jore in Alexander, North Dakota at her Grandpa and Grandma Olson's house.

Coralie was confirmed March 7, 1954 at Keene First Lutheran Church. She attended grade school at the Keogh School and graduated from Watford City High School in 1958.

Many of Coralie's favorite memories include talking about her homestead on the farm, climbing the butte, and all of the memories made during Christmas. She enjoyed gardening, playing Yahtzee, baking, including making her white chocolate mix for friends and family, as well as drinking coffee, especially with Sharon. Coralie always liked keeping up with her grandchildren and making numerous phone calls to friends and family.

She married the love of her life, John Bruegger, on July 10, 1959. Together they celebrated 58 years of marriage.

Coralie is preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Esther Jore, Mother-in-law and Father-in-law George and Mary Bruegger, Sister-in-law Sandy Jore, and Daughter-in-law Debbie St. John.

She is survived by her loving husband, John Bruegger; children, Kim Skarda and husband Wayne of Keene, Jeff Bruegger of Rapid City, Kris Brenna and husband Gregg of Gilbert, AZ, Jean Kalberer and husband Jeff of Powell, WY; her 6 grandchildren: Jessi Skarda (Tom Parchman), Kelli Garton (Travis), Jami Skarda-Craft (Mike), Cody Kalberer (Lexi), Korrie Kalberer and Samantha Brenna, and 1 great-grandchild, Jackson Parchman. Her siblings, Dick Jore and Sharon (Duke) Olson and nieces and nephews.

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Larry & Tanya Andersen (Watford City, North Dakota)
Dec 29, 2017
Dear John and Family,

So Sorry to hear of Coralie's passing. She was a very sweet, pretty lady. Sending prayers that God will comfort you and give you peace at this difficult time
We offer our sincere Condolences
Jeanette Anderson (Watford city, ND )
Dec 29, 2017
Dear John and Family,
Deepest sympathy on the loss of Coralie. She was such a kind lady and always had time to stop and visit. May she rest in peace.
Wanda (Wold) Lillibridge
Dec 29, 2017
John and family,
I am so saddened to hear of Coralie’s passing. I still remember Coralie babysitting me when I was little. Coralie always had an infectious smile and loved to visit every time I saw her. May God wrap his arms around each of you during this difficult time.
Wanda (Wold) Lillibridge
Dec 29, 2017
John and family,
I am so saddened to hear of Coralie’s passing. I still remember Coralie babysitting me when I was little. Coralie always had an infectious smile and loved to visit every time I saw her. May God wrap his arms around each of you during this difficult time.
Ike and Sandi Crimmins (Bismarck)
Dec 30, 2017
So very sorry for your loss. We have so many good memories of Coralie,she was a kind and caring person. May God give you strenght and heal your broken hearts.
Vikki & Mark Osborn
Dec 30, 2017
Kris and Family,
Sending prayers to support you all during this very difficult loss.
Ethyl Senger Papineau (Tioga, ND)
Dec 31, 2017
So very sorry to hear of Coralie's passing. She was always so special to all our family ~ many good memories. Pray your families will feel the loving touch of Jesus on your hearts.
Craig Jore (Kila, Montana)
Dec 31, 2017
Dear John, Kim, Kris, Jean and Jeff,
I am so sorry for your loss of Coralie, such a truly special person. I will always remember her ever present smile and happy nature. She truly loved you John and all of her kids and grand kids so very much. The loss of a spouse and parent is a difficult to understand. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. She is with our loved ones in Heaven and will be always with us in memory and in our hearts. I wish that I could be able to be there with you all but will be thinking of you all. Lean on each other for support and hold on to all of the wonderful memories shared with her. All my love to you all and for my dear cousin Coralie. Craig
Sandy and Jack Bradford (Kila, Montana)
Dec 31, 2017
Dear John and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Coralie’s passing. She was always such a happy special lady. I always enjoyed her cards and letters which expressed her love for all her family. We enjoyed your visits here at the ranch and staying in touch. Hold all those wonderful memories in your hearts and minds and her spirit will always be there with you and helping through the days ahead. Our sincere sympathy,
Sandy and Jack
Margaret Renbarger
Dec 31, 2017
John and Family, So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all of you during this sad time. God Bless.
Larry and LeAnn (Hamre) Hilderman (Libby, MT)
Jan 1, 2018
I was saddened to hear of Coralie's passing, You are in our prayers. LeAnn
David Zeman (Venice , FL)
Jan 2, 2018
Dear John and family,
Colleen and I are deeply saddened by the sudden news of cousin Coralie's passing. She was such a gentle, kind and sweet person... very much like Aunt Esther. I know you are all shocked and I pray for your strength this week, and peace in the days, weeks and months ahead. In lieu of flowers, we are making a donation in Coralie's memory to the Gideon Bible Society...love you all.
cousin David Zeman
Muriel and Bob Mjelstad (Billings , Mt.)
Jan 2, 2018
We want to express our deepest sympathy to the Bruegger/Olson families. Coralie was not only related to me...she was a wonderful and kind person. She will be missed. God bless you all. Muriel and Bob Mjelstad
Ann & Jeff Johnsrud
Jan 3, 2018
We were so sorry to hear of Coralie's passing. I talked to her just before Christmas. I remember all of you as neighbors to the Faulkner's. May all the good memories and God's loving grace comfort and sustain during this very difficult time.
Lisa Jore (Billings, MT)
Jan 3, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone. I will miss my cousin Coralie very much. She was a very special person and so blessed to have had the love of so many people in her life.
Milan and LuAnn Cook (BILLINGS, Montana)
Jan 3, 2018
John, Kim, Jeff, Kris, Jean: Words cannot express how deeply saddened we are for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Coralie was well loved and she will be missed.
Bob & Mary Jane Rhodes (Littleton, Colorado)
Jan 4, 2018
John, Jeff and girls, Our hearts are heavy for your loss. We remember your kindness and love for our John and are ever grateful for your friendship. Coralie was a wonderful presence and will be missed by all.
Ken & Emily Hoff (Sidney, Mt)
Jan 5, 2018
Our sincere condolences to the Bruegger family.
Don and Gerry Jore (Billings, Montana)
Jan 6, 2018
When Coralie was a baby and before she was a year old and I was 12 ,Ernie and Esther lived on the Buck place. This was about half way from school to home. This was not the shortest way but I took that path every day coming home. I would stop and sit on the floor by Coralie's bed or chair for a few minutes before going home. So I 'think we bonded early.
In later years Bruegger's home was our base even when we didn't stay there. We always enjoyed visiting with Coralie and John.
Cheryl Maynard (Watford City, ND)
Jan 11, 2018
John & family
I’m so sorry to hear about Coralie. She was a jewel! You’re all in my thought & prayers
Jim Schwartz (Dickinson, , ND)
Jan 19, 2018
John and family,
I used to run Schwartz Photography in Sidney, and was always glad to see you two, especially at airports!! So sorry to just hear of your wife's passing, and just want to wish God's blessing to you and your whole family,

Jim Schwartz
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