|Birth: ||Mar. 13, 1913|
|Death: ||May 20, 2005|
Allen Herman Brueckner was born in Hoskins and raised and educated in Hoskins, Wayne County and in Clover Valley and Foster, Pierce County, Nebraska, and was the 7th of 13 children of Herman and Hattie Miller Brueckner (formerly of Hoskins and Winside, Wayne County and Clover Valley and Foster, Pierce County, and Stanton County, Nebraska.) Mr Brueckner farmed and played baseball as a young man with his Brueckner and Miller relatives in Wayne and Pierce Counties, Nebraska prior to serving in the CCCs in Oregon to help support his family during the depression of the 1930s. He then returned to Nebraska to play minor league baseball and work for the railroad in Nebraska, Idaho, Wyoming, and Utah. He gave up his Railroad deferment and joined the Army in 1943, leaving his newlywed wife Genett Tingey, to serve his Country in the European Theatre with his four brothers. Mr Brueckner served as both a paratrooper and later played a key role as SFCNCO with his unit that landed on Utah beach in Normandy on D4-Day. After WWII ended, he returned to his wife Genett Tingey Brueckner in Ogden, Utah where they raised their family. He retired after a 45 year career working as a switchman for the UP & OUR&D Railroads where he also served as a lobbyist for the OUR&D Railroad Brotherhood. He celebrated his 43rd wedding anniversary on Septemer 18th 1985 with the former Genett Tingey Brueckner of Woodruff, Utah prior to her death on November 21st 1985. Mr Brueckner lived life to the fullest after retirement by volunteering for a local kidney dialysis center, The Liberty Lobby, serving as a High Priest in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and supporting many worthy causes which included leading a Brueckner & Miller Family history project to honor and recognize the unmarked grave sites of his Grandparents and Siblings in California and Nebraska and identify all of his Grandparents' descendants in the USA. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Genett, his parents, and 11 brothers and sisters.
Genett Tingey Brueckner (1922 - 1985)
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Originally Created by: A.Bell
Record added: Jun 06, 2008
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