NLJ Staff


July 1, 1952–April 2, 2020

Donna Marie Schaeffer Bruggeman, 67, went to be with the Lord on April 2, 2020. She was born to Dean Schaeffer and Mary Francis Trujillo on July 1, 1952, in Newcastle, Wyo.

Donna graduated from Newcastle High School in 1970. She spent time in Oklahoma in her younger years and married Gary Jenkins. From this marriage came Jason (Kim) Jenkins and Jennifer (Ryan) Johnson. They later divorced and she met Greg Bruggeman and later married on December 31, 1983. From this marriage joined step-children Jennifer (Doug) Hayworth and Shane Bruggeman. Also came their only child together, Alicia (Travis) Hintz.

Donna worked odd jobs such as BNSF, Mondell Heights, SaverSmart and Flying V. Her true calling was being a mother/wife to her children and spouse. Donna loved her 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was also a member of The Assembly of God Church in Newcastle.

She is survived by her longtime love, Greg Bruggeman; her children; sister, Fern Baker, aunts, Mary Kay Trujillo and Geri Lamb; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

Donna is preceded in death by her parents, Dean and Mary Francis; sister, Betty Lou Meeks; and her brothers, David, Joe and Jim Schaeffer.

A service will be planned at a later date pending the Covid-19 pandemic. Cards and condolences can be send to P.O. Box 906, Newcastle WY 82701.


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