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Bruce E. Kegley, age 68, of Schofield, died February 9, 2018, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital after a seven-year battle with cancer.

Bruce was born April 12, 1949, in Antigo, Wisconsin, the son of Linda (Bartelt) (Borneman) and Frank Kegley.

He was a 1967 graduate of Antigo High School. On June 14, 1969 he married Mary Tapper in Antigo. After more than 39 years, Bruce retired as Design/Drafting Supervisor from John Crane, Grafton, Wisconsin. His interests included trap shooting, fishing, hunting, traveling, gardening, gambling, and wood working.

Survivors include his daughter, Joleen (Phil Fendryk); his life partner, Carla Bates; three grandsons, Jacob, Brandon, and Nathan; two granddaughters, Sabrina and Meagen; one great-grandson, Zephyr; brother Ralph Borneman; sisters-in-laws; and nieces and nephews.

Bruce was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; father and mother, Frank and Linda Kegley; brother, Arthur Borneman; sisters, LaVerne Carter, Berniece Petters, Margie Wendrock, and Shirley Zolnik.

Per Bruce’s wishes, no funeral services will be held. Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.brainardfuneral.com .

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  1. Pat Michaels

    02/10/2018 at 3:51 pm

    Such a gentle soul. He was my cousin unfortunately did not see him often, but when when I did he was so sweet. I especially remember when we would go up North to see Grandma we always stopped by them. I rember he would be so happy. I will never forget his heart warming smile. Condolences to his family.

  2. Holly Wilson

    02/10/2018 at 3:51 pm

    I was lucky enough to work with Bruce for many years at John Crane. He was a great co-worker, always willing to help me with any questions I had. Though I hadn’t seen him for many years I enjoyed my last visit with him when we had coffee and a gabfest. Will miss you, Bruce!

  3. CHARLOTTE JOHNSON

    02/10/2018 at 3:51 pm

    SORRY TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS FOR THE LOSS OF A LOVING MAN. REST EASY MY COUSIN , YOU ARE HOME NOW. CHARLOTTE AND BOB JOHNSON BEACH PARK IL

  4. constance moderson

    02/10/2018 at 3:51 pm

    So sorry for your loss Carla. May God give you strength and comfort to get through your grief.

  5. JIM Klimek Orion Retiree

    02/10/2018 at 3:51 pm

    Great fellow worker, friend fun loving who had too short of time to enjoy retirement.Know that he will meet up with his loving wife in heaven. I know if there are slot machine in heaven , Bruce will have command of them.