William E. “Bill” Bruce, 73, of Kenosha, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at Hospice Alliance Hospice House in Pleasant Prairie, surrounded by his loving family.
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Born in Kenosha, on June 14, 1945, he was the son of the late Robert and Jeanette (Zellen) Bruce. A lifelong resident of Kenosha, he was educated in local schools.
On August 14, 1965, he married Linda Cowen.
Bill was employed as a Millwright at Chrysler until his retirement in 2002. He dreamt of owning his own business, which led him to owning and operating The Fish Paradise in Kenosha. Bill was also a member of S.E.A.S. Aquarium Society which he was the treasurer of, and the Kenosha Freemasons.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, Scouts, woodworking, going to the casino, and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Linda; his five children, Pamela Bruce-Atout, Bill (Eva) Bruce, Lisa (Sharon Cline) Bruce, Tom (Kibbie) Bruce, and Wendy (Chris) Ostrander; 15 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by two sisters, Barbara (Gary) Van Lydegraf, Jr., and Sharon Frederick; and a sister-in-law, Pat Bruce.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Bruce.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 3rd, at Proko Funeral Home, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Service will take place on Monday, March 4th, at the funeral home, at 11:30 a.m. Entombment will follow at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111 60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654 3533
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