Raymond Bruss, 76

Raymond Philip Bruss, 76, Wabash, passed away at 4 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at his home.

He was born to the late Paul and Mary (Norwood) Bruss on May 12, 1940, in Huntington County.

Ray married Helen M. Wolf on Sept. 27, 1958, she survives.

He worked at Swingline, Martin Yale, and Datavue. Ray held several leadership positions up to and including plant manager. He is a member of Sons of the American Revolution and Knights of Columbus.

Along with his wife, Helen, Ray is survived by children, Valerie Hamilton of Fort Wayne, Raymond Bruss (Ann) of Roseburg, Ore., Kevin Bruss (Linda) of Warsaw, David Bruss (Christine) of Trenton, Mich., and Matt Bruss (Beth) of Wabash; sister, Max Marjorie (Max) Tyner of Bluffton; grandchildren, Sarah Bluhm, John Cantrell II, Philadelphia Kirby, Rachael Shoue, Aaron Cantrell, Cassie Bruss, Joseph Bruss, Nickolas Bruss, Savannah Bruss, Amanda Cantrell, Margaret Bruss, Jacob Bruss, and Rebecca Bruss; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Ray was preceded in death by a son, Andrew Bruss; granddaughter, Charity Bruss; and great-grandson, Aden Shoue.

No services will be held. Burial at a later date in Falls Cemetery in Wabash.

Preferred memorials are directed to F.I.S.H. of Wabash, 770 1/2 W. Hill Street, Wabash, IN 46992.

McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash, is handling arrangements.

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Posted on 2017 Feb 21