Merrill E. Bruce, 73 enjoyed bass fishing
Merrill E. Bruce, 73, of Versailles died Monday, March 6, 2017.
Funeral services will be Friday, March 10, 2017, at Versailles First Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services at 12 noon Friday, March 10, 2017, at the church. Burial will be at Greendale Cemetery at Osgood. Neal's Funeral Home in Osgood was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Bruce was owner/operator of Multiple Components Sales. He enjoyed bass fishing and was a member of Bassmasters of Jefferson County. He had competed in the Bassmasters' Open and the Indiana Bass Federation Hoosier Open Tournament. Mr. Bruce was a member of the Versailles First Baptist Church where he had sung in the choir and had also served as moderator, adult Sunday school teacher, and assistant treasurer. He was also a member of the Versailles Lions Club and the Butlerville Masonic F. & A.M. Lodge #219.
Born October 3, 1943, in North Vernon, Mr. Bruce was the son of Willard Edgar and Georgia Welch Bruce. He married Linda Lohrum February 1, 1964, in Olean, and she survives.
Other survivors include a son, Shannon Bruce of Ohio; and brother, Darrel (Margaret) Bruce of Westport.
Memorials may go to the Versailles Baptist Church, Osgood Kiwanis, or Rescue 69.