age 77 of Chesterton, passed away on April 4, 2020.
He was born on
December 10, 1942 to William Bartholomew and Eileen Parker in Valparaiso,
On January 20, 1968
he married Cheryl Dille. Bruce and Cheryl lived in Chesterton, IN and raised
their two children.
Bruce is survived
by his wife, Cheryl Bartholomew; son Thad Bartholomew, and daughter Karen
(Corey) Riesterer; grandchildren Iris, Calvin, Harper and Piper; nieces and
nephews, Tim, Carrie, Kim, Kathy, and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
He is also survived by his brother-in-law Wayne Sovich.
Bruce was preceded
in death by his parents.
Bruce was a
graduate from Chesterton High School, Class of 1960. He worked as an
Operating Engineer. Bruce is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He served proudly
and loved his country. He was a member of Local 150 Operating Engineers.
Bruce enjoyed spending time with his fishing buddies. He was active in
Liberty Rec while his son and daughter were growing up. He was a friendly
fellow who had many friends. He was the type of man that could make friends
anywhere. Bruce was an avid Bears fan. He enjoyed watching his team on TV
and even made it to a few games. He enjoyed family get-togethers and
spending time with everyone. Those were times that Bruce cherished.
A Celebration of
Life will be held at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Homes, Chesterton, IN, at a
Memorials may be
made to Dunes Hospice. They took exceptional care of Bruce during this time.
can be given at