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Obituary for Jeffrey C. "Jeff" Bruss

Jeffrey C. “Jeff” Bruss, age 69 of Shawano, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2022, in Shawano.

Jeff was born in Shawano on March 26, 1953, a son of the late Fred and Muriel (Sell) Bruss. He attended Shawano schools, graduating with the Class of 1971. While in high school, Jeff worked at the Super Value Grocery store stocking shelves. Following graduation he continued working at Super Value, then went to work at Pick n’ Save. For the last ten years, Jeff was the lead kitchen assistant at the Shawano Senior Center where he also called Bingo. He made many friends while working at the senior center.

Jeff loved to take long walks, share stories, visit with people, and tell jokes. He enjoyed repurposing other people’s junk, turning it into his treasure. Jeff’s family was very important to him. For the last five years, he made several trips to Fargo, ND to visit his brother, Dale, and his family. While there, Jeff went fishing and celebrated several holidays. In 2020, Jeff’s failing health and Covid-19 prevented him from traveling to Fargo, however he kept in touch with Dale with daily phone calls.

Survivors include his brother, Dale (Carol) Bruss, of Fargo, ND; and his nephews, Philip (Maggie) Bruss and Tim Bruss, all of Fargo, and Chris Bruss of Thief River Falls, MN. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Linda Bruss and Sharon Smith.

A graveside service for Jeff will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Woodlawn Cemetery in Shawano,