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Bruce H. Wilson - 90

11/20/1924 - 6/22/2015

Clinton, IA, formerly of Andover

Bruce H. Wilson age 90 of Clinton, formerly of Andover, passed away Monday, June 22, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, June 26, 2015 at Faith Lutheran Church, Andover. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until the service time Friday at the church. Burial will be in Miles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be his grandchildren. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Bruce was born on the family farm in Clinton County on November 20, 1924, the son of Melvin and Aledia (Biss) Wilson. He graduated from Miles High School. He served with the U.S. Army, in the European Theater, in Sicily and Italy, during W.W. II. Bruce married Alice Margaret Kruse on February 15, 1948 in Preston. Alice passed away in December of 1993. He later married Delores “Dee” Sander on June 25, 1996. He farmed his entire life in the Andover and Teeds Grove area. Bruce was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Miles American Legion Post 677 and the Bellevue Masonic Lodge #51. Bruce was very proud of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved to get his hands in the soil with his yardwork, tending his strawberries and gardening. He was a John Deere man who enjoyed buying and trading lawn mowers and vehicles. He enjoyed bowling, square dancing and taking a drive.

Bruce is survived by his wife Dee, three children, Susan (Jim) Williams of DeWitt, Brent (Sonja) Wilson of Andover and Barth (Julie) Wilson of Papillion, NB; six grandchildren, David (Lauren) Williams, Jake (Emily) Williams, Kristine (Elliott) Pennock, Leta (Josh Zinder) Wilson, Tait Wilson and Brittney Wilson; three great grandchildren, Adelynn, Dallas and Layla; three step-children, Linda (Don) Kraus of Bluffton, OH, Gary (Vicky) Sander of Andover and Karen (Al) Heath of South Milwaukee, WI; five step-grandchildren; 11 step-great grandchildren and two brothers, Stuart (Jeanette) Wilson and Rodney (Lola) Wilson both of Miles. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Alice; and a daughter, Sharon Ackermann. Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church or the Miles American Legion. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com

Visitation:

Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until the service time Friday at the church.

Service:

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, June 26, 2015 at Faith Lutheran Church, Andover. Burial will be in Miles Cemetery.

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