Gary Victor Brueggeman 73, of Pecatonica IL, died peacefully at home on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Gary was born on April 25, 1946 in Norwalk Wisconsin. Gary was one of seven children raised on a dairy farm by his parents Louis and Mamie Brueggeman. Gary graduated from Brookwood High School in 1965. He came to Rockford to seek work where he met the love of his life Ellen Dahlin. Gary and Ellen were married on March 23, 1968. They had three beautiful children: Paul (Stacy) Brueggeman of Valley Center Kansas, Dawn (Sean Wiley) Lemke of Byron IL and Jerry Brueggeman. Gary loved to drive trucks and farm. He had a collection of many International tractors. He was a great fan of the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cubs. He loved to spend time with his Grandchildren, Tyler and Alexis Brueggeman, Shaylie White and Mekenzie Lemke. He was predeceased by his parents Louis and Mamie, brothers, Gilbert and Eugene Brueggeman and son Jerry Victor Brueggeman. He is survived by his sisters Beverly Larson, Shelby (Paul) Fuenger, Lavonne Dennison and brother Ken (Sharon) Brueggeman. \r\n\r\nPrayers will be Saturday 9:30 sharp at McCorkle Funeral Home – Countryman Chapel 529 Washington St Pecatonica, IL with a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary Catholic Church in Pecatonica IL. Burial will be in North Burritt Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm with the rosary to be recited at 7:30 Friday.