July 5, 1956-Dec. 14, 2013
Anthony "Tony" D. Brugman, 57, of Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, December 14, 2013 at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19th in David Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Interment will be held in the spring at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Tony was born to George and Mary (Sandberg) Brugman on July 5, 1956 in Moorhead. He attended school in Fargo and Park Rapids. After school he enlisted in the United States Navy and was stationed in Hawaii for six months.
Upon returning home, Tony travelled extensively throughout the United States. He settled in Spokane, Wash., working for an RV repair shop and landscaping company.
In 1984, he met Mary Carrabou and settled in Detroit Lakes. He was employed at Newman Repair and Halsty's Manufacturing. Tony was a true artist at heart and enjoyed the simple things in life. With his creative mindset, Tony could draw and craft anything he set his mind too. He loved being outdoors, whether it was camping or going on his hunting and fishing trips to Montana, Tony took in every view possible and always made it a memory.
He enjoyed being close to his grandchildren, and being able to spend quality time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Tony had a heart of gold and lived by the saying; "love, honor and integrity. He had a wonderful sense of humor that will be missed by his entire family.
Tony is survived by his soul mate of 29 years, Mary Carrabou of Detroit Lakes; stepchildren, Jackie Carrabou (John Stiyer) of Detroit Lakes and Ken Carrabou of Detroit Lakes; six grandchildren, Nichole, Cassie, Jack, Heather, Karla and Nathan; and six great grandchildren; along with his sister, Patricia (Jerry) Kendall of Rochert; two nieces, Michelle (David) Bellefeuille and Suzanne (Greg) Schaefer, both of Barnsville; five great nieces and nephews; and his dog, "Bellstar."
Preceding him in death were his parents and an infant brother, Kelly Brugman.
David Donehower Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.