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Charles Patrick Bruffy

August 19, 1919 ~ March 26, 2018 (age 98)

Age 98, joined the band of angels March 26, 2018.  Born August 19, 1919 in WV, he joined the Army in 1940 and served directly under George Patton until 1945.  After receiving Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in agronomy from Michigan State and U of WI respectively, he worked for various fertilizer and chemical companies before finishing his career with the Missouri University Extension Service.  An avid hunter and fisherman, his adventures took him across the country for elk, bear, deer, pheasants, geese, ducks and quail, making life-long friends along the way.  With his wife, Jennie in a Conestoga wagon, and on his hunting mule, he followed the Oregon Trail Anniversary route from Missouri to Oregon.  He knew how to tie every knot and could fix anything.  He was a supportive husband and father, encouraging his kids’ interest in showing horses and dogs.  Pat was an asset to townspeople and farmers alike and his clever wit could open any door.  He was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Jennie Cora (Day) Bruffy and his sister,Shirlie Berardi of Ohio.  Pat is survived by his children, Glenna R. Bruffy and Charles E. Bruffy, both of Kansas City.  Memorial services will be at the Arthur-Day Funeral Home, 820 Fifth Street, Michigan Center at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 28, 2018 with Reverend Larry Rubingh officiating. His family will greet friends and family beginning at 1:00 pm.  Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Napoleon with Military Honors by the Jackson County American Legion Ritual Team.  A luncheon at the Napoleon United Methodist Church will follow interment services. 

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