Obituary for Jerome Brucks, 88

April 30,1927 To January 19,2016,

5 to 7 PM, Friday, January 22nd, 2016 at St. Mary's Church in Glasgow with a Rosary being said at 7 PM.

Funeral Services
10 AM, Saturday, January 23 at St. Mary's Church

Washington Cemetery

St. Mary's Church or School

Jerome Brucks 1927 – 2016 Long time Glasgow resident and Deacon, Jerome Brucks passed away January 19, 2016 at Harry S. Truman Veteran’s Hospital in Columbia. He was 88 years of age. Jerome Charles Brucks was born April 30th, 1927 at the Brucks family home north of Glasgow in Chariton County to Alvin and Annie (Fuemmeler) Brucks. He attended Glasgow High School. He was married to Rosemary Elizabeth Hackman October 7, 1950 and they shared 56 years of marriage till Rosemary’s death, March 20th of 2006. Jerome served in the United States Army during the end of WW II and the Korean Conflict. He worked in maintenance and grounds keeping for St. Mary’s Catholic Church for many years retiring in April of 2015. Jerome was a devoted member of St. Mary’s Church. He was ordained a Deacon May 29, 1982. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Glasgow American Legion. In his spare time he enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals, gardening, woodworking or just being with his family, that he truly loved. Jerome is survived by two sons, Jeffrey Brucks of O’Fallon and Greg Brucks of Columbia, MO, three daughters, Joanne Rich of Columbia, Jacqueline (David) Katz of Hallsville, Mo and Jayne Hoffmann of Fort Collins, CO, two sisters, Dorothy Holtwick of Glasgow and Viola Himmelberg of Kansas City, MO, seven grandchildren, Zachary Rich, Greta and Phillip Hoffmann, Nathaniel Katz, Carson, Kelly and Kirklin Brucks, four great grandchildren, Jordan, Hayden, Ashton and Charlie. Besides his parents and wife he was preceded in death by one brother, Marvin Brucks and by two sisters, Freda Rodgers and Evelyn Johanning. There will be a funeral mass 10 AM, Saturday, January 23, 2016 at St. Mary’s Church with Father Alex Gabriel officiating and Father Richard Frank Con-Celebrating. There will be a visitation 5 to 7 PM, Friday, January 22 also at St. Mary’s Church with a Rosary being said at 7 PM. Burial with military honors will be in Washington Cemetery following the funeral mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Church or School.