Florence M. Bruckner

Florence Marie (Libke) Bruckner, 93, of Chilton, died on July 11, 2018, at Century Ridge in Chilton. She was born December 18, 1924, daughter of Herman and Helen (Jacobsen) Libke. In  early 1948, she met Alfred “Fritz” Bruckner at the bowling alley in New Holstein. He proposed in March, and they were married on September 29, 1948. 

Florence raised eight children with Fritz and they remember knowing exactly when they had crossed a line and were in trouble – whenever she shook her index finger at them. Taking care of her children full time allowed Florence to become a master in the kitchen. She was an excellent cook and baker and she did a lot of canning with the vegetables Fritz grew in his garden. She spent a lot of time crocheting and knitting when she was able, and she always enjoyed watching her beloved Brewers play a ballgame.

Florence is survived by her children and their families: Steven and Karen Bruckner; Richard and Cheryl Bruckner, their children, Brandi (Eric) Robbins and Heather (Ryan) Lemke, and their grandchildren, Abigail, Braiden, and Charlotte Robbins, and Tyler and Mason Lemke; Sandra Bruckner; Cindy and Wayne Krueger, and their children, Andrew and Kelsey Krueger; Mary and Jeff Meyer; Scot and Lynn Bruckner, and their children, Jered and Dylan Bruckner; she is further survived be her sisters-in-law: Bette Libke, Joan Bruckner, and Charlotte Bruckner.

Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Fritz; her parents, Herman and Helen; Fritz’s parents, George and Margaret Bruckner; two children: Sharon and Mark Bruckner; sisters: Gene (Phillip) Conrad, Viola Libke, Shirley Libke, and Delphia (Gordon) Salzman; brothers: Erwin (Norma) Libke, Glendon (Dixie) Libke, Roland (LaVerne) Libke, Orville (Dorothy) Libke, and Kenneth Libke; sisters-in-law: Margaret (Chester) Bonk, Lorraine (Al) Woelfel, and Alice (Harvey) Schwarz; and brothers-in-law: Robert (Evelyn) Bruckner, Pete (Yvonne) Bruckner, George Bruckner, Jr., and Donald Bruckner.

The family will be having a private burial service at St. Mary Cemetery in Chilton. They are planning a Celebration of Life for a future date.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Century Ridge, the staff, and the hospice nurses for their excellent care of Florence.