The Billings Outpost

Lewis Emery Brueggemann

Lewis Brueggemann, 84, of Billings, a lawyer who had argued two cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, died Tuesday April 22, 2014, at Valley Healthcare.

He was born Aug. 8, 1929, in St. Louis, Mo., the middle son of Ernst and Mardella Brueggemann. After graduating from high school, he entered the Army and was honorably discharged in 1956.

He then attended the University of Washington, graduating with a music degree. He was a music teacher for a few years, then graduated from LaSalle University with a law degree. He operated a private practice and wrote Native American law.

He was a brother of the Masons and past president of the Shriners brass band and a trombone player.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Bjorg.

Survivors include three daughters, Lou Ann Atkinson, Diann Seigle and Sue Ann Johnson; a brother, Ed; and five grandchildren.

Private family services were planned. Arrangements were by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.

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