Irwin W. Bruce, 93, of Jackson, passed away Friday, October 2, 2020 at the Missouri State Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau.
He was born November 2, 1926 in Sikeston, Missouri the son of John H. and Priscilla M. Irwin Bruce. Irwin married Helen Aufdenberg January 15, 1949 in Jackson. She passed away May 9, 1997.
Irwin was a veteran of WWII and Korea having been inducted into the United States Army November 7, 1945 and honorably discharged December 3, 1946; he then entered the United States Air Force January 1951 and was honorably discharged September 1953. He worked as a mail carrier in Jackson for many years retiring in 1987.
Irwin was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson, American Legion Post 158 in Jackson, and a 50 year member of the USPS union. Irwin enjoyed bowling in the Jackson men’s league up to the age of 89. His true joy in life was his family.
Loving survivors include two sons, Gary (Barbara) Bruce of Whitewater and Rodney Bruce of Jackson; seven grandchildren, Ryan, Kyle, Scott, Chris, and Lindsey Bruce, and Greg and Roy Jennings.
Also surviving is a very special niece, Jessica Popp.
In addition to his wife Helen of 48 years, he was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, David and Linda Bruce; by his parents; five brothers and a sister.
A private service will be held at the funeral home with burial to follow at Russell Heights Cemetery with full military honors.
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