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Bruce Marx

November 30, 1944 ~ January 2, 2021 (age 76)


Bruce Marx, 76, passed away January 2, 2021. He was born November 30, 1944 to Beryl and Hazel Marx in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Bruce is survived by his wife of  56 years, Sherry; children, Teresa Hopper and husband Michael, Becky Marx and fiancé Patrick Trest; grandchildren, Annie Parr and husband Donald Sanders; Zachary Parr and Wife Amber, Evie Cavazos and fiancé Bryce Shade, Lauren Florez and husband Jairo, Alyssa Trest; great grandchildren, Tanner, Brian, Davion, Desiree, DonDon, Kaleb, Logan, Timberlyn, Gage, Nevaeh, Ethan, Aalyiah, Gabriel, Bandit, Boscoe; siblings, Sandra Lohse and husband Richard, Sharon Marx and husband Russ, Maryanne Hoppe, Kevin and wife Kathy Hoppe, Kim Hoppe, Keith and wife Pam Hoppe, Joanne Bettin and husband Mike. He is preceded in death by his parents, Beryl and Hazel Marx; brother, Robert Marx; father and mother-in-law, Vern and Evelyn Hoppe; brother-in-law, Bruce Lohse; brother-in-law, Kenneth Hoppe; sister-in-law, Judith Hoppe; and his beloved Roxie. Bruce graduated Granada High School in 1960 and went to Mankato Vo-Tech to start his career as a master contractor plumber. He started a job as a welder in the Naval Shipyard in California before moving to Oklahoma in 1971. In Oklahoma he worked with his Uncle Wylan building cabinets for kitchens and bathrooms before moving on to Bud’s plumbing which he ran until starting his own family plumbing company “Bruce’s Plumbing Inc.” After many years of working hard he was able to retire and spend more time with his beloved family and friends and going fishing. Saying Bruce enjoyed fishing is an understatement. He had the gift of being able to create things from leftover parts and old tools. He enjoyed to hunt, ride dirt bikes, and riding motorcycles in his younger days. Bruce could build anything you wanted or fix anything that was broken and enjoyed doing it.

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January 11, 2021

10:00 AM to 8:30 PM
John Ireland Funeral Home (S. Broadway)

January 12, 2021

10:00 AM to 8:30 PM
John M. Ireland Home (South Broadway)

Funeral Service
January 13, 2021

3:00 PM
John Ireland Funeral Home (S. Broadway)

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