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BRIDGET JOHNSON ZUGG

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bridget Johnson Zugg, 54, of Thornburg, Iowa, died Saturday, July 9, 2011, at her home in Thornburg, Iowa.

She was born Sunday, Aug. 12, 1956, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Charlie M. and Elouise Pendergast Johnson.

She graduated from the Fort Scott High School in Fort Scott, Kan., with the class of 1974.

On Aug. 8, 1975, she was united in marriage to William Zugg at Salina, Kan.

She worked as an L.P.N. at various nursing homes for over 12 years. She retired in 2010 due to ill health. She enjoyed cooking, knitting, reading, raising puppies, collecting panda bears and singing.

She delighted in spending time with her family. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in North English and was active in the Altar and Rosary Society.

Her family includes her husband William Zugg of Thornburg; two sons, Benjamin Zugg of Omaha, Neb., and John Zugg of Iowa City, Iowa; a daughter, Carrie Zugg of Leighton, Iowa; her mother, Elouise Johnson of Fort Scott, Kan.; two brothers, Dale (and Anna) Clark of Blaine, Kan., and Ivan (and Linette) Johnson of Joplin, Mo.; three sisters, Doloris Sonntag of Fort Scott, Kan., Charlene Campbell of Joplin, Mo., and Rita (and Wayne) Hester of Drexel, Mo.; three step-daughters, Teresa,and Angela Turner and Elizabeth Zugg, all of Salina Kan.; two step-sons: William (and Abbey) Zugg and Lawrence Zugg, all of Salina, Kan.; and many step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Claude Clark.

Mass of the Christian Burial for Bridget Zugg will be held Wednesday, July 13, at 10 a.m. in the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oskaloosa, Iowa, with Reverend Jeff Belger officiating.

Burial will be in Sixteen Cemetery near Thornburg.

Visitation began Tuesday after 2 p.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa.

The Rosary was recited at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, and the family was present at the funeral chapel until 7 p.m. to greet friends and relatives.

Memorials may be made to St. Vincent DePaul.

To send condolences to the Bridget Zugg family, send e-mails to director@batesfuneralchapel.com.