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Milton Caspar "Milt" Bruhn
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Birth: Jul. 28, 1912
Saint Bonifacius
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Death: May 14, 1991
Madison
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA

Child of Charles Bruhn and Emma Rose Maass and husband of Helen Virginia Peterson.

Married August 10, 1938 in St. Bonifacius, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

Children: Peter and Mary Ann


Obituary from the Minneapolis Star Tribune dated Wednesday, May 15, 1991: Ex-Badger coach Milt Bruhn dies at 78

Milt Bruhn, 78, the former University of Wisconsin football coach who led the Badgers to their last two Rose Bowl appearances, died of a heart attack Tuesday at Meriter Hospital-Park in Madison, Wisconsin.

Bruhn, of Madison, coached at Wisconsin from 1955 to 1966, leading the Badgers to two Big Ten championships and a 52-45-6 record.

Under Bruhn, the Badgers lost twice in the Rose Bowl, falling 44-8 in 1960 to Washington and 42-37 to Southern California in 1963.

Athletic Director Pat Richter, an All-American wide receiver under Bruhn who later played for the Washington Redskins in the NFL, said Bruhn's death came one month after he was inducted into the school's athletic hall of fame.

"He was excited and thrilled to be a part of that select group last month," Richter said. "All in attendance were certainly pleased that Milt was present to be honored at that affair."

Bruhn's son Peter, who was the backup center on the 1963 team, said he presented an image that team members always tried to duplicate.

"He set quite a positive example which people still talk about," said Bruhn, of Woodstock, Illinois.

He was born in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota, and graduated from Mound High School. He received a degree in physical education from the University of Minnesota. He starred in several sports as a guard for the football team that won the national championship under Bernie Bierman in 1934 and a captain of the baseball team.

He was a line coach at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts; Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, and Layfayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. in 1949 he became a line coach at the University of Wisconsin, and became head coach in 1955. He was athletic director for several years before retiring in 1972.

He enjoyed gardening and golfing.

Besides his son, he is survived by his wife, Helen, and a daughter, Mary Ann, of El Paso, Texas.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Luther Memorial Church, Madison. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cress Funeral Service, Inc., Madison.


Obituary from The New York Times newspaper dated Thursday, May 16, 1991: Milt Bruhn, Football Coach, 781

Milt Bruhn, whose 11-year career as head football coach at the University of Wisconsin featured a stunning comeback by his team in a 1963 Rose Bowl defeat, died on Tuesday in Madison, Wisconsin. He was 78 years old.

Mr. Bruhn died of a heart attack, said his wife, Helen.

Badger teams coached by Mr. Bruhn from 1956-66 had a combined won-lost-tied record of 52-45-6. His teams won Big Ten conference titles in 1959 and 1962, then subsequently lost the Rose Bowl each time. In the second bowl, Wisconsin trailed Southern California by 42-14 early in the fourth quarter, then rallied dramatically, only to fall short, 42-37.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Bruhn is survived by a daughter, Mary Anne, and a son, Peter.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Bruhn (1887 - 1980)
  Emma Rose Maass Bruhn (1890 - 1951)
 
 Spouse:
  Helen Virginia Peterson Bruhn (1913 - 2009)*
 
 Siblings:
  Milton Caspar Bruhn (1912 - 1991)
  Vernon Conrad Bruhn (1916 - 1990)*
  Earl Wayne Bruhn (1923 - 2015)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery
Madison
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 19, 2008
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- Deb R.
 Added: May. 7, 2016
Rest in heavenly peace.
- C A B
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- Sarah Quinn
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