BRUCE LORIMER BARTLE,
88, of Deford, died following a short illness Sunday, February 16, 2014 in Tendercare Nursing Facility, Cass City. He was born October 19, 1925 at home in Cass City to John and Alice (Douglas) Bartle.
Bruce attended Wickware Country School and Cass City High School He served in the U.S. Navy as a 3rd Class Petty Officer in the South Pacific during World War II. Bruce worked as a Baker for Sommers Bakery for over 27 years. He also worked road construction for Denton Construction now Denton Concrete Service in Detroit. Bruce enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, bowling and watching Detroit Tiger Baseball games and Detroit Lions Football games. He loved his annual steelhead fishing trips to Manistee to visit his brother.
Bruce is survived by his son, Dennis (Rita) Bartle of Cass City and grandson, Thomas (Gina Rochon) Bartle of Cass City; great granddaughter, Kelsi; several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his infant daughter; three sisters: Cora, Arlene and Mildred and two brothers, Kenneth and Leonard Bartle.
Memorial service and military honors will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, with Pastor David Cooper of Deford Community Church, officiating. Interment will be in Elkland Township Cemetery. Military honors under the direction of U.S. Navy and Cass City VFW Post#3644. Memorials may be made to Cass City VFW Post #3644. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com.
Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City
Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
Debra L. Kranz (989) 872-2195
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