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    William C. Bill Bruck
    February 14, 1925 -
    November 12, 2009

    William C. Bill's Obituary

    William C. “Bill” Bruck84.0 of rural LaMotte Iowa died on Thursday November 122009.0 at Mill Valley Care Center in Bellevue Iowa.

    A celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday November 162009.0 from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 P.M. on Sunday November 152009.0 from the Carson & Son Funeral And Cremation Services in Maquoketa Iowa. Burial will be at the Holy Rosary Cemetery in LaMotte Iowa where military rites will be accorded.

    William C. “Bill” Bruck was born on February 14 1925 in Portsmouth Iowa. He was the sixth child of William and Clara (Windeshausen) Bruck. He grew up in the Portsmouth area and became a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy. After being honorably discharged he moved to the LaMotte area visiting relatives and looking for work. It was here that he met his future wife Mildred M. Roussel. They were married on August 6 1946 in LaMotte Iowa.

    Bill first worked as a mechanic in downtown LaMotte. He then farmed in the LaMotte area for over 55 years.

    Bill was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa. He had been a past board member and treasurer for the LaMotte Telephone Company for many years and co-founder and treasurer for the LaMotte Community Fire Department for 54 years. He also was a member of the Bellevue American Legion Post #273 and been a salesman for Pride (Northrup King) for many years. 

    Bill enjoyed camping golfing square dancing and playing cards especially euchre. He was a loving caring husband and father. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were especially important to him.

    Bill is survived by his wife Mildred Bruck of Bellevue IA; a daughter Carol (Dale) Manderscheid of Bellevue IA; 3 grandchildren Michael (Kathie) Manderscheid Jennifer (Michael) Ambrosy and Tanya (Chad) Roeder; 8 great-grandchildren Jacob Jevin and Avery Manderscheid Brandon and Hannah Ambrosy Camden Mitchell and Madalyn Roeder; and sisters Helen Langenfeld of Spencer IA and Clara (Dick) Carroll of Harlan IA.  He was preceded in death by his parents 5 sisters Rita Mary Joan Joyce and Joann and 5 brothers Mike Joseph Nick Neil and Mark.

    In lieu of other expressions of sympathy a William C. “Bill” Bruck memorial fund has been established.

    The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff at Mill Valley Care Center and also Lisa Rose Barb and Laura from Hospice of Jackson County for all their special care.

    Online Condolences may be left at www.carsonandson.com.

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    John Gebhart
    Nov 12, 2009

    We have lost another of our Greatest Generation. We are so lucky to have had them as parents.

    My deepest condolences go to each family member. Bill will be a fixture in my memories of LaMotte.

    Candace Henfrey
    Nov 12, 2009

    Tanya I'm so sorry for your loss and you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you say goodbye to your grandfather.

    Nov 12, 2009

    Carol Tanya and family you have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your Dad Grandfather and Husband. You are all in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. Know now that he is now in Heaven with our God and is free of all pain and living life again to the fullest! Love, Cathleen Holtz

    Tom and Dena Schliesman
    Nov 12, 2009

    Millie - we just read in the Quad City Times about Bill's passing. Our friendship goes way back when we were neighbors in LaMotte. Even our kids remember the hay wagon ride at Christmastime! He always had a smile. Our sympathy to you Carol Dale and the family.

    Nov 12, 2009


    Arnold and sue koranda
    Nov 12, 2009

    Milly and family We are so sorry for your loss. We really enjoyed square dancing with you . You are in our prayers. love sue ans arnie koranda

    Philip Bousselot
    Nov 12, 2009

    I extend my sympathy to your family.

    I used to deliver Pride seed to your family farm and always looked forward to visiting with Bill.

    All my best to your family at this time.

    Philip Bousselot

    Sherry Simpson Rohwedder
    Nov 12, 2009

    Millie and family~

    I was sorry to see of Bill's passing. My memories of him are many. I especially remember when he and you had bought my family's old antique car had it restored and then came to our house and surprised my mom and dad! Dad just smiled and smiled. And I remember you Millie sharing Bill with me during square dances. He was so fun and happy all the time. He was really special~ My prayers are with you all at this time.

    Rod & Lisa Jacobs
    Nov 12, 2009

    Carol & family so sorry to hear of your fathers passing our sympathy to you. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

    Bob Schaefer
    Nov 12, 2009

    Milly Carol & Family

    Sorry to hear of Bill's passing. My sympathy to you and your family with your loss. I always enjoyed working for Bill with Dad's custom business and spending time talking with him about sports and farm topics.

    Tom and Sue Gebhart
    Nov 12, 2009

    Please accept our condolences on the loss of your Dad. We'll keep him in our prayers. Another one of the Greatest Generation is gone. I guess we only hope someone will feel that way about us someday. Bill was a good friend of my Mom and Dad too we miss them all. God bless them Tom & Sue Gebhart.


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