Bruce C. Strutz
(Monday - October 25, 2021) - Bruce C. Strutz, age 71, of Merriman, passed away on Friday, October 22, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital, after a short battle with cancer.

Bruce was born October 16, 1950 in Iron Mountain, son of the late John and Elsie (Laugerfeldt) Strutz. He graduated from Kingsford High School in 1968 and was a lifelong resident of the area. Bruce married Cynthia Mott on August 23, 1975 at First Covenant Church in Iron Mountain. He was employed at Grede Foundry for over 40 years.

Bruce enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and gardening. He was an avid Michigan sports fan and particularly liked the Lions and Tigers.

Bruce is survived by his wife of 46 years, Cynthia; their five children, Melissa Strutz of Kingsford; Nathan (Betsyrose) Strutz of Maryland; Matthew (Jaime Fornetti) Strutz of Utah; Nicole (Brian) Bonner of Iron Mountain; and Isabella Strutz at home; two grandchildren, Anthony Kephas and Breanna Strutz; three brothers, Gary, James, and Terry; three sisters, Judith Tappy, Karyn (Jack) Carlson, and Charlene (Dennis) Liebergen; brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald (Nancy) Mott , JoAnn (Gary) Boucher , Diane (Gerald) Anderson , Linda (Tom) Winer , Jon (Donna) Mott , Jeffrey Mott , Brother-in-law Todd (Marilyn) Anderson, Aunts Dorothy Perkins, and Ruth (Paul) Larson and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, John and Elsie Strutz; his father and mother-in law, Donald and Helen Mott; a brother, John Strutz; a brother-in-law, Laurence Tappy; and sister-in-law, Deborah Anderson.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 30 from 9:00 until 11:00 AM at First Covenant Church in Iron Mountain. Memorial services will follow at 11:00 at the church. Pastor Chad Harrison will officiate.

The family would like to thank the staff at Dickinson County Hospital for taking such good care of Bruce over the past few weeks.

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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the arrangements.