Historical records matching Wesley Jerome Bugge
About Wesley Jerome Bugge
Wesley J. Bugge, 88, Knife River, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Silver Bay. He was born Jan. 26, 1920 to Peter and Petra (Longva) Bugge in Knife River, where he was a lifelong resident. After high school he worked as a commercial fisherman, then in the Civilian Conservation Corps and sailed on the Great Lakes. Upon hearing of the attack on Pearl Harbor he enlisted the next day in the Navy and served in the Pacific Theatre of World War II and was a survivor of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. After the War he returned to Knife River and was employed as brakeman on the DM&IR Railroad until his retirement. Wes was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Sons of Norway. He served as a Boy Scout Leader for several years, as treasurer of the United Transportation Union for several years, and coached American Legion Baseball. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting, and above all, time with his family. He is preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Susanne; brothers, Palmer, Lawrence, Woodrow and Melvin. Wes is survived by his wife of 64 years, Angeline; a daughter, Marianne (Jim) Hedin of Duluth; sons, Paul (Amy) of Duluth and Charles (Becky) of Hood River, Ore.; grandchildren, Curt, Dan, Joelle, Stephanie, and Annie; great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Katie, Autumn, and Jesse; and a sister, Ethel Wieme of Knife River. VISITATION:5 to 7 p.m. Sunday in Cavallin Funeral Home in Two Harbors. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2008 in Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Two Harbors. Burial will be at Lake View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Minnesota Veterans Home.