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Bruce R. Stickley, Sr.

Born: Sat., Mar. 6, 1937
Died: Sun., Mar. 18, 2018


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Mar. 24, 2018
Location: Hanley and Sons

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Sat., Mar. 24, 2018
Location: Hanley and Sons

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Bruce R. Stickley, Sr., 81, of South Bend, passed away in his home on Sunday, March 18, sitting in his recliner listening to his police scanner, with his loving daughter, Gloria, by his side.

 He was born in South Bend on March 6, 1937, to the late Richard A. and Calista (Wolfe) Stickley.

 Bruce is survived by his daughter, Gloria Jeanne Stickley of South Bend and his son, Bruce R. (Marsha) Stickley, Jr. of Cache, OK. Also, surviving is Patricia J. Stickley, the mother of his two children, of South Bend and his very close friends, Patsy and Len Fowler of Gwinn, MI.

 He graduated from John Adams High School, Class of 1955.

 Bruce joined the U.S. Navy in 1955 until 1963, where he served as a Presidential Ceremonial Guard at Arlington National Cemetery. He also retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after 20 years of service where he was a trainer for the Search and Rescue Team.

 He retired in 1982 from the South Bend Police Department as a Sgt., after 20 years of service. Bruce was in charge of security for the 1987 Olympic Pan Am Games in Michigan City, IN.

 Bruce was a member of the South Bend Police F.O.P. Lodge #36, Lydick Lions Club and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary for 20 years.

 The Stickley family thanks Grace Hospice for the care, support and love in caring for their father.

 In lieu of flowers, the family requests all memorial contributions be made to the family at 1705 South Twyckenham Drive, South Bend, IN 46613.

 Visitation for Bruce will be Saturday, March 24th, from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M., at Hanley and Sons Funeral Home “Southwest Chapel” located at State Road 23/ West Ireland Road, South Bend. A Celebration of Life will be at 11:00 A.M., with Rev. Don Neeley, officiating. Burial will follow at Southlawn Cemetery.

 The Hanley and Sons Funeral Home and Cremation Service handled arrangements and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Stickley family.

 Condolences may be expressed online through our website: www.hanleyandsonsfuneralhomes.com


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Kathie Whitmer
   Posted Wed March 21, 2018
Brr/Gloria - So sorry to hear about your dad. I will always be thankful to have known him. I still remember his quick wit and laughter. Never a dull moment when he was around. God bless.

   Posted Wed March 21, 2018
RIP Uncle Bruce. You will be missed, tell mom and dad hi

Tommy Leszcz
   Posted Wed March 21, 2018
Take comfort in knowing that now you have another special guardian angel to watch over you .
Ret. SBPD officer

Michael Jacobs
   Posted Fri March 23, 2018
Stickley Family, My heartfelt condolence learning of Bruce's passing. From astride his Harley Police Cycle to social gatherings with the Cruise Club his humor vibrates. We who knew him are the lucky ones. May He Rest In Peace.

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