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Albert William Bruehl

10/08/1930 - 09/03/2022


Obituary For Albert William Bruehl

Albert William Bruehl, 91, of Sedalia, MO, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, September 3, 2022.  He was born on October 8, 1930, in Spring Fork, MO the youngest son of nine children born to August Bruehl and Anna (Lappat) Bruehl, who preceded him in death.

Albert started his education in a one room schoolhouse called Prairie Grove. He thought that his mother made the best coffee cakes. She made them from her own yeast made from wild hops. He started working at a young age, farming with mules for his brother-in-law and sister, Charlie and Lydia Lueck. Later, he moved in with his best friend’s family, the Elmer Gardner’s, helping work the farm. While there he bought his first car, a Durant Star. Later he worked for the Cramer and Schrader Plant making haydite and concrete blocks. They made him supervisor at the age of 17. After he married the first love of his life, Gilda Mae Hall, he built their first home of the strong blocks.
Albert went to service during the Korean War, stationed in France. He came home and became a mechanic. He and Gilda raised their family of six children in Sedalia and Hughesville. Albert started his own trucking service, contracting for Town and Country Shoe Factory. After Town and Country Shoe Factory closed, he went to work for Interstate Studios. There, he met and married the second love of his life, Alice (Blaylock) Dotson. They shared a wonderful life, spending many hours with their nine children, nineteen grandchildren, and thirty-seven great grandchildren. Albert and Alice would have celebrated their 25th anniversary on October 4th, 2022.

In addition to his wife, Albert is survived by five children, Barbara Koeller (Kenneth), Cathy Warnke (Dennis), Edward Bruehl, Patty Morrison (Rick), and Joyce Woods (Rick) all of Sedalia; two step-children, Janet Butler (Todd) of Raytown, MO, and Steven Dotson (Adonica) of Maumelle, AR; nineteen grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and first wife, Albert was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Bruehl; a step-son, Larry A. Dotson; eight siblings, Lydia Lueck, John Bruehl, Goldie Mettenburg, Edwin Bruehl, Louise Mittenburg, Rose Wulff, and Mary and George at infancy.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 8, 2022, at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, St. Patrick's Chapel with Father Joe Corel officiating.

Reading of the Rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2022, with family receiving friends to follow until 8:00 p.m. at Rea Funeral Chapel.


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  • 09/08/2022

    Will miss seeing Albert at LeMaire's. Such a nice man. So sorry for your loss. Love& Prayers LaCrista

  • 09/08/2022

    Alice, we are so sorry to learn of Albert's passing and missed his services. I admired Albert so much with his easy disposition and friendliness coupled with doing whatever in a first class professional manner. A great friend to all of us and will certainly be missed by his wide circle of family and friends. Our most sincere condolences. Ed and Carol Sanders

  • 09/07/2022

    My Grandpa was the most amazing wood carving detailing in every piece made with love.Grandpa Albert had a great voice that is unforgettable. We will always remember you we Love you from Ondrea ,Jacob, Donavan, Sean

  • 09/07/2022

    My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Especially Barbara Koeller and Patty Morrison whom I have known for years. Always enjoyed seeing Albert and Alice at LeMaire's enjoying a meal when I was doing the same.

  • 09/07/2022

    Deepest sympathy to the Bruehl family on Al's passing! Teresa Aldrich

  • 09/07/2022

    He was a wonderful man. He was a wonderful stepfather..

  • 09/06/2022

    Barbara, Joyce and families sorry for your loss. Praying for you in time of loss.

  • 09/06/2022

    Sincere Condolences to family......Albert was always a nice friend and neighbor.......Sincerely, Paul

  • 09/06/2022

    Patty-Mimi and I are sorry for your loss. We are thanking of you and your family. MKS and Mimi Sawrie

  • 09/06/2022

    So sorry for your loss. Please know that you and yours are in our thoughts and prayers. Tim and Sally Alley

  • 09/06/2022

    My sympathy to all the family Marilyn Bahner


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