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“Dear Susan: Just now read about Paul's death---am so sorry. Dwight and I always appreciated Paul. I know he suffered a lot and that it had to be...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Lois G.

“May the family of find comfort in loving memories, and in knowing that God is "near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: T. Kelly

“Dear Susan and John, Losing a husband and father like Paul must leave a big hole in your hearts. If ever I saw a man that showed Christ in his heart,...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Ralph K. Campbell, M.D.

“Sue and John,Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Paul will be missed by this community and especially by his family. Liz and Harold Lair ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Liz and Harold Lair

“Susan,My prayers are with you and your family.Lori (Smith) Abramson ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: Lori

“John and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you, the memories of adventures in the Swan have never faded, Paul was a great role model and the...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Russell McKethen

“Susan, John and Family, We were so sorry to hear about Paul. Our fond memories go back to when we were neighbors at Lakeview Drive. Russ, Nick, Kris...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Joe and Dede McKethen

“Dear Susan, John, Melanie, Margaret and family, Today on Paul's birthday I want to express my sympathy and prayers to all of you with the loss of...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Victoria MacDonald

“Dear Susan, John and family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sadness, but we know that Paul is in a better place. We have...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Ernie and Mary Lou Ratzburg

“Susan, John, Melanie and families. I'm so sorry for the loss of Paul. Our love and prayers to you all. ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Marty and Tom Corse

“Dear Susan and family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We pray that you find comfort in out Lord and Savior and the...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Frank and Michal Delgado

“Dear Susan, John, Melanie and families,My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Our community has lost a fine man. Sincerely,Carmine Mowbray ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Carmine Mowbray

“Susan, John and family,Our hearts go out to you and our prayers are with you. He will be missed.Daryl and Candi Hendrickson ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Daryl Hendrickson

“Susan and John, so sorry for your loss. I know he will be greatly missed. We haveknown him and his late mother for years. God Bless you. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Paul and Shirley Gochis

“Dear Family; What a wonderful person ! . . Paul leaves us with so many positive memories. I had the privilege of having known Paul from his high...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Dennis G. Jones

“sorry for your loss ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: john

“Dear Susan, John and family, My sincere condolences and prayers to all. Paul was a close friend while growing up on the Flathead. We shared a lot of...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Don Bonner

“Paul and I send our thoughts and prayers to Paul's family. He was an amazing man, so strong in his faith, and an amazing carpenter and friend. He...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Paul and Barb Grinde


Paul Brueggeman, 62, of Polson passed away on Monday, May 6, 2013 at Kalispell Regional Medical Center of multiple complications due to his decades-long struggle with diabetes. He was born in Polson on May 12, 1950 to Arthur and Melanie Brueggeman. Paul spent the majority of his life in Polson where he was part of the Polson High School Class of 1968. His career included work as a water well driller and carpenter. Paul married Susan Manfredi in 1976 and they have one son, John. Paul enjoyed spending time in the outdoors hunting, wildlife viewing, and gardening. His carpentry skills extended to his hobby of woodworking. Paul was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish of Polson and had a special place in his heart for Our Lady of Swan Valley Mission Church and the Sycamore Tree Retreat Center, both located in the Swan Valley. Survivors include his wife, Susan, and son, John, of Polson; brothers Mike (Jackie) Brueggeman of Spokane WA, Duaine (Wendy) Collins of Polson, Art Brueggeman of Pablo, Michael (Linda) Martin of Virginia; sisters Anna Turney of Deer Park WA, Melanie Buckless of Polson, Margaret Arneson of Polson, Donna Collins of Deer Park WA, Jule Kenmille of Elmo, Mary (Ray) Goudette of Spokane WA along with beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews. Brothers Dan and Leo Brueggeman preceded him in death. Recitation of the holy rosary will be at 7:30PM on Thursday, May 9th. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00AM on Friday, May 10th. Both services will be held at Immaculate Conception Church in Polson. Burial at the Lakeview Cemetery and a luncheon at the church will follow the mass.