Bruce Duane Aldrich

January 2, 1932April 27, 2013


Bruce Aldrich, age 81, passed away at Eaton Community Palliative Care in Charlotte, MI on April 27, 2013. A graduate of Michigan State University, Bruce earned his degree in Industrial Management. While at MSU, Bruce enrolled in the ROTC, becoming a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. He was also a member of the MSU Swim Team and earned the honor of All American swimmer.

After graduating from MSU in 1954, Bruce became a pilot in the USAF, where he attained the rank of Captain. He was honorably discharged in 1958.

Through the years, Bruce held management positions in a number of Michigan companies including Roberts Corp., Kish Plastics and Birmingham Plastics. At Demmer Tool and Die he was manager of the Special Machine and Automation Division. Bruce went on to have his own business for a number of years, and retired in 1994.

He is survived by his wife Joyce (Redburn); daughters, Luanne Fellows (Robert) Kenockee, MI, Fadra Kennedy (James) East Lansing, MI,; sons Eric (Catherine) DeWitt, MI, Roy (Annette) Haslett, MI,; 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was a long time member of The Peoples Church of East Lansing. Bruce was predeceased by his parents Harry and Hazel Aldrich of East Lansing, MI and Bradenton, Fl.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Anyone wishing to do so may make donations in Bruce’s memory to The Peoples Church of East Lansing, 200 W. Grand River, East Lansing, MI 48823 or to Eaton Community Palliative Care, 2675 S. Cochran, Charlotte, MI 48813.

The family is being served by the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing. On line condolences may be made at


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May 9, 2013

The Aldrich Family - As a MSC swim teammate I was so sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. He was a fun guy, and as I took at my team pictures I think of him. I remember watching him swim that old breaststroke/butterfly stroke we would tell him he had "Pane" written on his forehead. I guess that would be a private joke, R.I.P. old friend. Don Morey-Saginaw

Jo Phelps

May 5, 2013

Joyce and family, I was so sorry to read of Bruces passing. You are all in my thoughts. Jo

April 30, 2013

Hi Jo
So sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. We will keep you and your family in our Prayers, God be with you.