Fred Bugenhagen (88) of Shumway


Published on June 26 2013 11:23 am

Fred Bugenhagen, 88, of Shumway died at 5:10 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held in Trinity Lutheran Church in Stewardson on Saturday Jun 29 at 10:30 a.m.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday in Brummerstedt Funeral Home in Stewardson.  Burial will be in Stewardson Cemetery.  Memorials can be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church of Stewardson or the Trinity Lutheran School in Stewardson.  On line condolences may be directed to the family at

He was born April 30, 1925 in Prairie Township, Shelby County, Illinois, the son of Fred Carl and Racy Klepzig Bugenhagen.  He married Esther Martha Rincker on Dec. 21, 1947 in St. Paul Lutheran Church in Strasburg with Rev. G. A. Lueck officiating.  Fred was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Stewardson.  He began his farming career as a young man at the age of 14 and he drove farm grain trucks for 60 years from the age of 15 to 75.  

Surviving him are his wife Esther; daughter Kay Allen and husband Melvin of Mattoon; sons, Fred Martin Bugenhagen and wife Becky of Calhan, Colo. and Paul Bugenhagen and wife Gloria of Stewardson; daughter-in-law, Sandy Bugenhagen of Mode; three grandchildren, Andy Bugenhagen, Luke Bugenhagen and Phillip Bugenhagen; four step-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a son Carl, his parents and sisters: Grace Redfern and husband Don, Clara Miller and husband Emeran and Ruth Jeschawitz and husband Edwin and brother Glen Bugenhagen.