102nd Birthday

Haven Helps Patient Celebrate 102nd Birthday

St. Augustine, Florida  (July 31, 2014)—Haven Hospice staff helped Laura Bruggeman mark a special day when she celebrated her 102nd birthday. Laura celebrated with her daughter Linda Ranous, son Tom Bruggeman and daughter-in-law Olive Bruggeman at the Haven Hospice Conference Room in St. Augustine. Her daughter Linda, who teaches water aerobics, had some of her students come by to celebrate as well.

One of three siblings, Laura was born on July 28 in Toledo, Ohio. She raised her family on a farm in Michigan where her husband was a potato farmer. She moved to St. Augustine in 2005. Laura’s other son Dan Bruggeman still lives in Michigan. She has five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. One of her greatest passions is gardening.  Her children said she was known for her flowers and smiles. Her daughter contributes her mother living to the age of 102 to eating healthy, having a happy personality and being loved by everyone who has come to know her.