THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Richard A. Bruce
Issue Date: May 17, 2018
Richard A. "Cherd" Bruce, 64, of Marinette, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 13, 2018 at his home.
Born May 30, 1953 in Menominee, Mi., to Walfred "Bud" and Viola (Brooks), he graduated from Marinette High School in 1971 and then spent a year living in a VW van in Alaska helping build a supply store for the Alaskan pipeline.
After returning home, he joined the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in February of 1977. In fall that year he attended UW-Marinette and finished at UW-Oshkosh with a business degree. He worked at Sherwin Williams in Marinette until his death.
In May of 2000, he married Bethany (Schroeder) Lindquist and acquired two daughters, Miranda and Lindsey. He was always good for a joke and enjoyed fishing, duck/goose hunting and his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Beth; two daughters, Miranda Lindquist and Lindsey (Ken) Larsen; two grandchildren; four brothers, Tom (Mary), Steve, Jim (Tami) and Dave (Lisa); many nieces and nephews; his best friends and hunting buddies, Steve "the Dwarf" Malcolm and Don "Woody" Woodward and many other friends.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Joan and a sister, Karen.
Friends may call at Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home in Marinette on Friday, May 18 from 4 p.m. until time of a Memorial Service at 6 p.m., followed by food and friendship.