Strate Funeral Home

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Theodore "Ted" Robert Bruce

August 11, 1931August 4, 2019

Theodore R. “Ted” Bruce (87) Passed away at home Sunday evening, August 4th, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Born Tuesday, August 11, 1931 in Waterloo, Nebraska to John T. & Emma B.E. Bruce, Ted graduated from Waterloo High School, where he was a member of the football team. Well known to the Wilbur, Washington community as a clerk for ten years at Sandy’s Grocery, Ted also enjoyed calling Bingo at the Wilbur Senior Citizen’s Center, volunteering with the Wilbur VFW Post until it’s closing and attending Community Presbyterian Church of Wilbur. Prior to moving to Wilbur, Ted had worked for the Seattle School District for five years and as a Boilermaker for eighteen years. In the spring of 2009, Ted married Helen Wetterhus-Scheibner in the Community Presbyterian Church of Wilbur. A talented artist who could skillfully sketch people and animals, Ted loved kneeling by a creek or river panning for gold, being an amateur rock collector and riding his black “Honda Goldwing 1000” for years. Predeceased by his first wife: Mary “Lou” Bruce and son: Terry A. Bruce; Ted’s legacy lives on through his beloved wife: Helen Bruce; children: Robert O. Bruce (Lynda), Boyd E. Bruce, Craig S. Bruce (Cedric), Thomas L. Scheibner (Grace) and Michael “Scott” Scheibner (Eileen); ten grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and sister: Francis Barnes. Ted’s family wishes to extend a special most heartfelt thanks to their dear friends: Barb & Rick McRae and Ted’s granddaughter: Courtney Ruiz for their loving care and support of Ted during his illness. A Memorial Service for Ted will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, August 17, 2019 in the Community Presbyterian Church of Wilbur, 11 NE Cole Ave, Wilbur, WA 99185. Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, Washington is assisting his family.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at https://www.stratefuneralhome.com for Ted’s family.


  • Mary "Lou" Bruce, Wife (deceased)
  • Terry A. Bruce, Son (deceased)
  • Helen Bruce, Wife
  • Robert O. Bruce, Son
  • Boyd E. Bruce, Son
  • Craig S. Bruce, Son
  • Thomas L Scheibner, Step-Son
  • Michael "Scott" Scheibner, Step-Son
  • Francis Barnes, Sister
  • Ted is also survived by 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren


  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 17, 2019


Theodore "Ted" Robert Bruce

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Justin Griffin

August 7, 2019

Ted was a great brother-in-law. From the first day that I met him after marrying Cora, I was made to feel that I was a part of your family. We had some good times together both in Florida and Washington. My best wishes to all of you. Wish I could be there.
My Deepest Sympathy
Justin Griffin (Griff)