Bruce E. Akert

November 8, 1958April 13, 2013

Bruce Eugene Akert, 54 of Troutdale OR, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2013. He was born on November 8, 1958 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Benjamin Bruce and Jacqueline Rose (Harrison) Akert. He attended Lincoln SE High School and Nebraska Wesleyan University. He worked in the Optical Industry for twenty years. Bruce married Laura DeVeny on November 16, 2010 in Maui, Hawaii and they shared their lives as Spiritual Healers, Lovers and Friends. Bruce loved to sing and enjoyed playing violin & guitar. He also loved computers and was always building things.

Bruce is survived by his wife Laura Akert of Troutdale OR; son Erik Evan Akert of Boise ID; daughter Kelda Norine Fairleigh of Seattle WA; parents Ben and Jackie Akert of Lincoln NE; brother Leonard Akert of Lincoln NE; grandchildren Alexander James Fairleigh, Alyxandria Rose DeVeny and Kai Nicholas DeVeny and his kitty Ariel.

A Celebration of Bruce’s Life will be held on Friday, April 19, 2013 from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Ballroom at Edgefield McMenamin’s, 2126 SW Halsey Street, Troutdale OR 97060. Contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 4500 "A" Street, Lincoln NE 68506. Arrangements entrusted to Bateman Carroll Funeral Home in Gresham, Oregon.


  • Celebration of Bruce's Life Friday, April 19, 2013

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Patrick Pline

February 17, 2014

I just learned of Bruce's passing yesterday from my son, who attended the University of Idaho (Phi Delta Theta) with Bruce's son Erik. I liked Bruce, he was a gentle soul. -Patrick

April 20, 2013

Heaven will now be filled with a little more wonderful music, and our Earth will be a little more empty.
John and Cindy May (Lincoln NE)

David Sanden

April 19, 2013

I've known Bruce since we were in elementary school. Our profound friendship has been a very important thread in the fabric of my life. Over the years we shared many extraordinary experiences—more than I can count. He is often in my thoughts and will always be close to my heart.

Tim Justice

April 19, 2013

Bruce had this abnormally bent or wry sense of looking at the world and would propose this in a form of a question..."I wonder....?" you always knew that was a lot more going on. We love you and miss you.

Michael Atkins

April 19, 2013

Bruce was a friend and an inspiration to me during my high school years and beyond. A very cerebral, musical and intrepid character. I will always remember him fondly. My condolences.

Erik Fairleigh

April 18, 2013

Bruce had a passion for life that I will never forget. He always made me laugh with his unique POV of the world.

John Clements

April 18, 2013

Bruce was such a good friend in our time. We shared so many spiritual experiences together which I will always remember. Sorry for your loss.

The Staff of Bateman Carroll Funeral Home

April 16, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.