Henry Fuhlbrugge, 89, passed away Sunday March 25 in Mission Viejo, California Hospital after living a full life.
Born in East Germany in 1922, he immigrated to America through Ellis Island in 1927 with his mother to join his father in Chicago. He served in the US Navy in WWII as a torpedo mate on a submarine tender. After the war he schooled and worked as a Tool & Die maker eventually ending up with General Motors Electromotive Division who manufactures diesel locomotives until his retirement. In 1984 he moved to Mission Viejo, CA. with his wife Irene where he enjoyed his family and friends living near the ocean until his death.
Henry is survived by his son Wayne Fuhlbrugge and fiance' Ann Marie Butler, Webster CIty, step-daughter Linda (Brian) Webber, Mission Viejo, CA, sister Edith (Malcolm) MacDonald, Scottsdale, AZ, a niece, 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Mary Barrett, and his second wife Irene. No local services are planned. Henry's cremains will be scattered in the serene blue waters of the Pacific Ocean during a private family celebration of his life.
In lieu of memorial contributions, the family asks that all those so inclined commit random acts of kindness in remembrance of Henry. Hug tightly, hug often and never let love go unexpressed.