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Shirley H. (Monhead) Bruce

June 4, 1941 ~ May 31, 2021 (age 79)


              Shirley H. Bruce, age 79, of Munising, died peacefully in her sleep at her home on Monday, May 31, 2021.  She was born in Deerton, Michigan on June 4, 1941, the fifth of thirteen children to John and Wilma “Betty” (Craft) Monhead.   Raised in Deerton, Shirley attended school there.  She married Emil Warren Bruce on February 25, 1956 and raised their five children together.  Shirley was a nurse’s aide at the Superior Health Haven for fourteen years.  She was a homemaker that raised her own children and helped raise her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Shirley was a great cook and enjoyed gardening, canning, and baking.  She and Emil enjoyed taking trips to camp in Arnold.  Emil and Shirley were married nearly sixty-three years when he preceded her in death on January 23, 2019.

            Shirley is survived by her children -  Christina  Fleck of Portland, OR, Phillip “Bogie” Bruce of Munising, Emil “Bootsy” Bruce, Jr. of Munising, Sara (Elliot) Pearce of Aurora, WI, and Tony (Keressa) Bruce of Florida; thirteen grandchildren – Steven, Carrie, Ken, Kory, Kristle, Bo, Brad, Randy, Sam, Dean, Tony, Nathan, and Trent; numerous great-grandchildren; sisters – Susie (Otto) Borchert and Rosie (Bernard) Maki; brothers – Roger Monhead and Fred Monhead.   She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Emil, three granddaughters – Jessie, Tia, and Kristy; and siblings – John Jr., Beatrice, Albert, Ernest, Bobby, Jim, Irene, and Leroy “Sam”.

            Private family services were held, and a public service will be held at a later date.  

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