Pekin, IN, Bruce Eugene Bartlett, age 98, passed away Monday April 11, 2022, at Guerin Woods Nursing Home in Georgetown, IN. Bruce was born on October 24, 1923, in Pekin, IN, to Elza and Zela (Purkhiser) Bartlett. He married Josephine Alberta (Miller) Barlett on April 20, 1946. Bruce was graduate of Pekin High School. He was a member of South Liberty Church of Christ. Bruce was a U. S. Army Air Corps Veteran. He retired from East Washington School Corp. where he worked as a Maintenance Technician for many years. He owned and operated the Dairy Bar in Palmyra, Indiana and was an avid farmer. Bruce loved being around people, attending church, and spending time with his family.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife; one son, Ronald Bartlett, and one granddaughter, Mary Jo Large.
Bruce is survived by his son, Randal (Phyllis) Bartlett; one sister Martha Fleming; two grandsons, Greg (Betsy) Bartlett, Brad (Melissa) Bartlett; Four great-grand-sons, Arthur Bartlett, Franklin Bartlett, Chase Large, Carlos Martinez; one great-grand-daughter Kierstin Bartlett; and two great-great- grandsons, Jabrelle and Kendon Bartlett; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Friday April 15, 2022, at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra, IN. Visitation will be held on Thursday April 14, 2022, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and again on Friday April 15, 2022, from 10 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Bruce’s name to South Liberty Church of Christ in c/o David Scott, 317 East Brown Rd. Pekin IN, 47165. Interment will be at Martinsburg Cemetery.
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