In Memory of Ina M. Bugge

Ina M. Bugge
Ina M. Bugge
Born: October 7, 1916
Died: November 8, 2013
Age: 97
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Ina M. Bugge
October 7, 1916 - November 8, 2013
From: Ida Grove, IA

Ina Bugge, age 97, of Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away on November 8, 2013 at the Morningside Rehab & Care Center in Ida Grove, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa with the Reverend Richard A. Salcido officiating. Burial will follow in the Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service with family present at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen ~ Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to

Ina Maxine Bugge was born October 7, 1916 to Jennie (Green) and Edward Brandenburg in Kesley, IA and baptized April 8, 1917 at the United Brethren Church in Kesley.  When she was two years old the family moved to Bristow, Iowa where she graduated from high school in 1933.  Ina attended the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and the University of Iowa in Iowa City.  She taught elementary school in Mount Union, in Ida Grove and in Boone, Iowa. In 1944, Ina was confirmed as a member of Trinity Lutheran Church (LCMS), Boone, Iowa.

After attending training in Kansas City, Kansas she was a reservationist for Eastern Airlines in Atlanta, Georgia.  When Glen Janssen returned from Germany after World War II, they arranged to meet in Chicago and were married Nov. 24, 1945, in the First St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church by Pastor Louis Grocker.

Ina was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where she taught    Sunday School, Catechism and Bible Study classes for many years and was an active member of her church circle.  She had been a substitute school teacher and a Cub Scout den leader.  She belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary of which she was a past president. Ina helped Glen operate the Skelly gasoline station including doing the bookkeeping, until he retired in 1976.

Glen Janssen died August 29, 1978.  Ina and Everett Bugge were married April 9, 1983.  Everett died May 23, 1988.

Survivors include her three sons and their wives: Ed and Pam Janssen of Bloomington, Illinois, Frank and Kathleen Janssen of Woodbury,  Minnesota and David and Linda Janssen of El Paso, Texas. Ina is also survived by seven grandchildren and their spouses -- Matt and Mindy Janssen of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, Lee and Glenn Angel of Chicago, Illinois, Jennifer  and Mike Spreigl of Bloomington, Minnesota,   Glennae  and Adam Meyer of Bayport, Minnesota, Francina and Eddie Lelei of Maple Grove, Minnesota, John and Firuza Janssen of Williamsburg, Virginia and Olivia and Dallas Dodson of Garland, Texas. Survivors also include twelve great-grandchildren – Camryn Angel,  Xander  and Illiya Spreigl, Maxwell and Arien Meyer, Jaelyn Lelei,    Yasmine, Maya and Landon Janssen and Ari, Riley and River Dodson.  Other survivors include a sister-in-law Laurie Clem and nephew, Jim Brandenburg, of St. Louis, Missouri.

Ina was preceded in death by her parents (Ed & Jennie Brandenburg), two brothers (Calvin and Ernest Brandenburg), her husbands (Glen Janssen and Everett Bugge), two nieces (Barbara and Eunice Brandenburg) and a great grandson (Aiden Spreigl). 



10:30 a.m., Tuesday,
November 12 ,2013

St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa.


Reverend Richard A. Salcido


Ed Janssen
Frank Janssen
David Janssen
Matt Janssen
Mike Spreigl


One Hour Prior To Service

St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa.


Geraldine Dankert, Organist

"How Great Thou Art"
"Savior, Like A Shepherd Lead Us"
"Lift High The Cross"


Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Monday, November 11, 2013 at 10:02 PM
“Sorry that I am unable to attend the service for your mom. I often visited with her when we were at the care center to see Jim's dad. She was always so pleasant to talk with. I am sure you will have many fond memories to treasure in the days and months ahead.”
- Ann Holst
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