OTTAWA — Orville L. Bruce passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, with his family by his side.
He was born to Rymal Joseph Bruce and Cynthia Edith (Meredith) Bruce on Feb. 6, 1931, in Cynthiana, Ky. Orville married JoAnn McGil on April 29, 1951, in Ottawa.
He is survived by his wife, JoAnn; children, Jean (Bob) Cassidy, of Washington, Ill., Steven Bruce, of Andersonville, Tenn., and Jason (Jill) Bruce, of Marion, Ill.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Rosalee Maas; and a son, Duane, in infancy.
He was a long haul truck driver for many years, having driven for RME and Air Products.
Cremation has been accorded with burial at a future date. Solon-Telford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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