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Peter Bridges

Male 1929 - 2012  (83 years)

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  • Name Peter Bridges 
    Born 19 Mar 1929  Shawtown Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Apr 2012  Dove Health Care and Rehabilitation Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2236  Konieczny-Szczech
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2012 

    Family Beverly Bennett 
    Married 21 Oct 1950  St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Eau Claire, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Randy Bridges
     2. Vicki Bridges
     3. Mark Bridges
     4. Jami Bridges
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2012 
    Family ID F785  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From the Eau Claire Leader Telegram

      Peter L. Bridges, 83, of Eau Claire, crossed over on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Dove Health Care and Rehabilitation under the care of St. Joseph's Hospice, with his family by his side.

      He was born in Shawtown on March 19, 1929, to Benjamin and Ella (Yort) Bridges. He graduated from St. Patrick's High School with the class of 1948. Peter married his high school sweetheart, Beverly Bennett, on October 21, 1950, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Eau Claire. They enjoyed many years of dancing together.

      Pete worked for 42 years at Sterling Pulp and Paper Company. He and Bev raised their family in Altoona, where they lived for 32 years. After retiring in 1991, Pete and Bev moved to Silver Lake in Trego, WI, where he enjoyed fishing and spending time with family. Due to health issues, after 11 years on the lake, Pete and Bev returned to the Eau Claire area.

      Pete was very active in St. Mary's Parish in Altoona, and also was a trustee at St. Mary's Parish of Minong. He was also an active leader of the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 99 of Altoona, where he achieved the Order of the Arrow.

      Pete is survived by his wife of 62 years, Beverly; children, Randy Bridges of Altoona, Vicki (Barry) Rice of Colfax, Mark (Nancy) Bridges of Eau Claire, Jami (Greg) Kotecki of Eau Claire; eight grandchildren, Angela (Mike) Kalina, Christopher, Kaycee, Kaitlin and Amanda Bridges and Andy (Kim), Nick and Megan Kotecki; two great-grandchildren, Liam Kotecki and Emma Kalina; two sisters, Rita and Beattie; two brothers, Ben (Ruth) and Jerry (Jean); sister-in-law, Eileen, and also by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

      He was preceded in death by his infant great-grandson, Wyatt; parents; six siblings, Louise, Catherine, Patricia, Marion, Beverly and Tom.

      Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at St. Olaf Catholic Church, 3220 Monroe St., in Eau Claire with Deacon Robert Chittendon officiating. Inurnment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Resurrection Mausoleum, in Eau Claire. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, at the church on Wednesday.

      The family would like to thank the staff at Dove South and St. Joseph's Hospice for their loving care.

      Memorials may be directed to St. Olaf's Catholic Church.

      Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral & Cremation Services is serving his family.