We would like to offer our sincere support to anyone coping with grief. Enter
your email below for our complimentary daily grief messages. Messages run for up to one year and you
can stop at any time. Your email will not be used for any other purpose.
Susan J. Bruce
October 13, 1936 ~ July 16, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
Read more about the life story of Susan and share your memory.
Long time resident, Susan J. Bruce age 86 died peacefully on July 16, 2023. A stalwart of the community, she served on the Eau Claire Public Library Foundation Board of Directors and raised funds for the “Secret Garden” sculpture that sits outside the downtown branch. She was active in her church, First Congregational, and participated in a variety of social groups.
Susan loved Eau Claire and getting to know its residents and visitors. She noted regularly that the variety of people in Eau Claire created the spice in her life.
She is preceded in death by her father, John Vankat; mother, Betty Vankat; husband, Bob Bruce; and two sisters, Betsy Rice and Nancy Vankat. She is survived by her brother, John Vankat and his wife, Betty Huffman, and her two children, Craig Bruce and Carrie Hodges as well as many grandchildren, a great-grandchild, nieces and nephews and great-grand nieces and nephews.
Friends and family may offer condolences online at www.hulkefamilyfh.com.
Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire is assisting the family with the arrangements.