Monday, December 10, 2012

Bruce C. Mills

Surrounded by his loving family, Bruce C. Mills, age 65, passed away on Monday, December 10, 2012, at his residence.  Bruce was born in Racine, August 30, 1947, son of the late Edgar and Pearl (Nee: Reilly) Mills.

Bruce proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  On June 14, 1969, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Union Grove he was united in marriage to Carol A. Bretl.  He was employed at Jacobson Manufacturing for thirty-two years.  Bruce was a lifetime and dedicated member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church.  His pastimes included fishing, golfing and playing pool.  More than anything, he cherished time with his family.  He will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his loving wife of forty-three years, Carol; his children, Deborah Mills, Sandra Thomas; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 13, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 728 Villa St., with Rev. John Roeckle officiating.  Private interment with full military honors will be held at Graceland Cemetery.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m.  Memorials to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church have been suggested.

The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to Dr. Engel, the staff at Wheaton Franciscan 3B and Wheaton Franciscan Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.

803 Main St., Racine   (262) 634-7888

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