Trucks Of The Month
October 7th 2010, TheRangerStation.com (TRS) Forum Member
Chance Bruggeman ('Chance')
departed his family here at TRS and went to be with the
1:30 AM, Chance's vehicle left the roadway, struck a pole,
and rolled causing him to be ejected from the vehicle. See
the news report below:
News-Review Douglas County Oregon - October 7,
Roseburg man who was still deciding which career
path would bring him happiness and financial
stability was killed at about 1:30 a.m. this
morning when his vehicle drifted off the road and
hit a power pole in the 3600 block of Garden
Chance Edward Bruggeman, 20, was driving a 1998
Acura Integra north on Garden Valley Road near
Cedrus Lane when, for unknown reasons, the car
left the road. According to the Douglas County
Sheriff's Office, the vehicle rolled after hitting
the pole, and Bruggeman was thrown from the car.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Bruggeman's step-grandmother, Judith Bruggeman,
said he loved to work on cars and was working
toward a degree in mechanics at Umpqua Community
Recently, however, he was thinking about changing
“He was finding there was not really a lot of
money in that,” Judith Bruggeman said.
Besides attending school, Chance Bruggeman worked
at Albertsons, and he loved to hunt and fish, she
He was raised in Brookings and graduated from a
Christian high school there. Shortly after, he
moved to Roseburg to live with his mother, Judith
He was close with his family and had many close
friends, Judith Bruggeman said. His dog was an
especially close friend. “He was very proud of
his dog,” she said.
News-Review columnist Bill Duncan lives near the
accident scene and said several neighbors heard
the crash and came out to try and help.
The accident took out a telephone pole, so no one
could call 911 from their house phones. A passing
motorist, a nurse on her way to work, was flagged
down and called police with her cell phone, Duncan
This is the ninth fatal accident in Douglas County
since mid-July and the third involving a person 21
years old or younger.
Rest In Peace Chance -
We'll Miss You!
was a very active member here at The Ranger Station. He
joined November 26, 2008 and made 2,259 posts to his
fellow members. His last visit was 10-06-2010 at 9:38
is best remembered by his fellow members for his funny
interjections in conversations, the comics he would post,
and his jokes.
will be greatly missed by us all.
family has suggested that donations be made to the
Chance Bruggeman Memorial Fund:
Coastal Pilot October 9, 2010
E. Bruggeman, 20, of Roseburg, went to be with the
Lord on Oct. 7, 2010.
was born Aug. 26, 1990, and graduated from
Brookings-Harbor Christian School. He was an
intern for four years with Chetco Federal Credit
Union, before moving to Roseburg where he was a
student at Umpqua Community College.
was an affectionate and generous son, grandson,
nephew, cousin, friend, and co-worker. He loved
four wheeling (muddin’) and working on vehicles
— not only rebuilding them but thrashing them as
well. He enjoyed the annual hunting and
fishing trips with family, and an occasional Ducks
game with his dad. His favorite pastime was
hanging with friends. He loved bacon and gave
great hugs. He loved life and did things his own
way. He was loved by all who knew him.
is survived by his father, Spike Bruggeman, of
Brookings, and mother Melody Bruggeman, of
Roseburg; grandparents Zane and Ella Lindly,
Jim and Judy Bruggeman, and Joann Albertus; and
numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.
memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct.11,
at Roseburg Christian Fellowship, 1376 N.E. Walnut
family suggests donations to the Chance Bruggeman
Memorial Fund at Chetco Federal Credit Union,
PO Box 3000J, Brookings, OR 97415.
November 27th 2011, forum member 'Sunk' took the TRS
Banner Across America to Chance's gravesite to pay
tribute to him. Chance wanted to participate in this
event, and we all wanted to make sure he was included.