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“my heart is broken BUT PRAISE GOD HE HAS YOU IN HIS ARMS NOW WITHOUT PAIN .YOUR LEGACY OF A FINE FAMILY . YOU AWAITING FOR US TO JOIN YOU. so ...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: delores bardwell - corydon, IA

“Pat I am so sorry to hear this. Since we moved I don't hear much. I received my Lancaster paper yesterday and was so shocked. My thoughts and...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Beverly Blomgren - Nixa, MO

“Forever in our hearts.... dad!! ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Cathy Bruce - Des Moines, IA

“Uncle Larry~ We will forever miss you, but we have our memories that will live on forever in our hearts and souls. You were the kindest, nicest, and...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Bruce Shramek - Swisher, IA

“Pat, I just heard of your loss. Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family, so sorry. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Janet Banks Demry - Centerville, IA

“My heart goes out to the Bruce Family. I have heard Tim & Cathy talk about Larry and you can hear the love in their voice. I know he will be...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Lisa & Jim Simmons - Des Moines, IA

“Pat, You & your family are in my loving, caring thoughts & prayers at this sad time. Larry was a great man, who will always be remembered by...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Dwight Buckingham - Kirksville, MO

“May God Bless All of your Family at this time, our thoughts and prayers are with you all!!!!!! ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Natalie and Terry Bidleman - IA

“I love you Grandpa ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Rachel - Centerville, IA

“As a kid I have find memories of spending time with all of you. Larry always made me feel part of the family and loved to tease me which I will...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Jackie Richardson - Moravia, IA

“I will never forget the good times at your house. Penny and I stayed up way too late and we were too noisy, but you and Pat were always so patient...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Rebecca Foglietti - Seattle, WA

“So sorry to hear about Larry's passing. My prayers are with you and your family ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Beverly Gatrel Van Blarcome - IA


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 www.langefh.com. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the family.