On November 18, 2021, Bruce lost his courageous battle with COVID. Bruce was a loving husband, supportive father, grandpa, son, brother, brother-in-law, friend, and had many other wonderful relationships with those around him.
Bruce called Gaylord home, even when work called him to other states. Bruce was a very giving man who always put others first. Spending time with family was his number one priority. He shared many memories of hunting and fishing. Bruce could be caught photobombing, dancing in a flowered suit, telling jokes, and looking for any opportunity to bring others joy. In his very short life, he positively impacted a multitude of people.
Bruce is survived by his devoted wife, Renea; daughter, Marissa (Anthony and son Sawyer) Wilson; son, Brandon (Jess) Derenzy; parents, Don and Beverly Derenzy; brothers and sisters, Renee (Don) O’Neill, Corey (Penny) Derenzy, Jeff (Erin) Derenzy, Krista (Jason) McArthur, and Kati (Steve) Koza; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins, who he dearly loved.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Martha Fate, and Albert and Christine Derenzy; and his mother-in-law, Frieda Martin.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. from St. Mary Cathedral.
Visitation will be held at the Nelson Funeral Home on Friday, November 26, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Saturday, November 27, 2021, at St. Mary Cathedral, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services.
Burial will take place at Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia, on Monday, November 29, 2021, at noon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the family through Nelson Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.