Pamela Bruins, 61, Waupun
Pamela Bruins, 61, Waupun, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac following a short battle with ALS.
Pam was born May 23, 1957, in Waupun, the daughter of Germaine and Carol VantHoff Navis. Pam attended Christian grade school in Waupun and graduated from Waupun High School in 1975. Pam furthered her education at Mercy Medical School of Nursing in Oshkosh where she became a registered nurse. On Sept. 11, 1982, she married Jeffrey Bruins. Following their marriage the couple resided in Waupun most of their married lives. Pam began her nursing career at St. Mary’s in Madison and spent most of her career at Beaver Dam Community Hospital in the emergency room and later orthopedics. Pam was a member of Edgewood Community Church in Waupun. She enjoyed going to concerts, following Wisconsin sports teams, and loved her family.
Pam is survived by her husband, Jeffrey Bruins of Waupun; a daughter, Elizabeth Nelson of Waupun; two sons, Alex (Grace) Bruins of Waupun and Thomas Bruins of Waupun; four grandchildren, Sutton, Lakynn, and Reeve Nelson and Case Bruins; her mother, Carol Navis of Waupun; two brothers, Steve (Deb) Navis of Waupun and Kevin (Martha) Navis of Bloomington, Minnesota; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Valerie (Jeff) Bergeman of Mason and Janell (Ron) Nielsen of Elkhart Lake; and nieces and nephews.
Pamela was preceded in death by her father, Germaine Navis; a nephew, Eric Navis; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lowell and Marge Bruins.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, Dec. 22, at 10:30 a.m. at Edgewood Community Church in Waupun with the Rev. Mike Giebink officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens in the town of Trenton. Friends and relatives may call on the family at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun Friday from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.
A special thank you to Hospice Home of Hope, UW Hospital Neuromuscular Team, and Jeff and Pam’s children for the help they gave their mother.
Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun is serving the family. Please visit www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.