Larry Eugene Bruce

  • Born: July 19, 1940
  • Died: February 17, 2016
  • Location: Queen City, Missouri

Lange Funeral Home & Crematory LLC

1900 South 18th Street
Centerville, IA 52544
Tel. (641) 856-2000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Larry Eugene Bruce, age 75 of Queen City, Missouri, went to be with his Savior on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri, due to a rare form of leukemia.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Pat) Wilmot Bruce of fifty five years and five months of Queen City, Missouri; a daughter, Penny Teresa Eddy and husband Christopher of Centerville, Iowa; a son, Timothy Eugene Bruce and wife Cathy of Des Moines, Iowa; six grandchildren, Joshua (Jenny) Clayworth, Jeremy (A.J.) Quirk, Eli Eddy, Trevor Bruce, Rachel (Dustin) Malloy, and Marvelee Clayworth; four great grandchildren; a sister, Delores Bardwell of Corydon, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews, and friends who loved him.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, George, Harold, and Gerald Bruce; a sister, Vera Spoor; and a grandson, Tyler Bruce.
He worked at several different jobs throughout his lifetime, but his favorite occupation was carpentry. Larry was employed with the State of Iowa for over twenty five years, retiring just before he turned 62.

Larry accepted Jesus as his savior while attending the First Christian Church in Corydon, Iowa. In his lifetime he took an active role in which ever church he and Pat attended, serving as a teacher, deacon, elder, and church choir member. Larry always enjoyed the church dinners he attended, as well as numerous family reunions throughout his lifetime. He cherished all opportunities to visit with family and friends.

He fulfilled a lifelong dream seven years ago when he and his wife Pat relocated to Missouri. The relocation near Queen City allowed Larry to have animals, along with a little ranch, as he called it. The dogs, cats, and goats lifted his spirits. Larry was a loving, caring, and sometimes bossy husband and father.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11AM at the First Christian Church, 100 North High Street Kirksville, Missouri, with Pastor Jim Pitney officiating. There will be a luncheon following the service, and everyone is welcome to attend. Memorials have been established to the Schuyler County Cancer Relief Fund and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Condolences may be shared online at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the family.