Bruce Locuson

September 13, 1958May 15, 2013
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David Bruce Locuson passed away on May 15th at the age of 54. He was born on September 13, 1958 in Rapid City, South Dakota to William and Carolyn Locuson. Bruce served in the Navy as a machinist mate on a submarine and began his own painting company in 1992. He returned to college, receiving his BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology in 2001. While attending college, he volunteered for both The Florida Solar Energy Institute and NASA before moving to Elizabethtown, PA where he began working for M&M Mars and receiving his MBA from Penn State University. In 2003 he moved to Battle Creek, Michigan, taking a position with Post Cereal. He ran the Detroit Marathon in 2006. At the time of his passing, Bruce had been at Nestle Purina in St. Louis for two years. His passion was his wife of 16 years, Becky. He enjoyed traveling, singing, playing the drums, and was looking forward to running a half-marathon in the fall. He is survived by his wife Becky, his sons, Paul and Philip Hope and their wives, Julie and Viky, 2 grand-children, Carter Hope; and Logan Hope; his mother, Carolyn, siblings, Belinda, Bob, Boyd, and Diane Miller; their children, Christopher, Lita, Shane, and Hunter; mother-in-law, Sue Head, sisters-in-law and their husbands, Cindy and Doug Owens and Jenny and Don Lusk and their children, Jake Owens and Jill Owens Youngkin, Adam and Anna Lusk and their families. He was met in heaven by his father, beloved brother, Billy, and father-in-law Thomas Head. His ashes will be interred at Florida Memorial Gardens on Saturday, May 25th at 1:00 p.m. followed by a ceremony at Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home on Merritt Island at 3:00 p.m. celebrating his life. In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations be sent to HavenHouse, 12685 Olive Blvd., St. Louis 63141. Condolences may be shared at


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MichaelPartyka Partyka

May 26, 2014

I served with Bruce in the Navy and we became fast friends. Bruce was a very caring individual and I will miss you. Bruce served on the USS Silversides (SSN 679), we were both assigned to Submarine Squadron Six. He was a great drummer and will be missed...

June 28, 2013

Becky, I just heard of Bruce's passing. I am so sorry for you as I saw how much you care for each other. Bruce was an awesome person and I always think of him with great respect and friendship. I leaned much from him. He never turned his back on a friend. Again I am sorry for your loss.



Doug Valkenburg

June 6, 2013

I was saddened to hear of Bruce's passing. Although Bruce only spent a few years with our R&D group in Elizabethtown, he made a positive impact with his smile,humorous stories and big heart. May God bless you and the family during this difficult time.
(Bruce, don't forget to say hello to the Queen Mum).

Marilyn Hess

June 3, 2013

Robin and I are so sad to hear of Bruce's passing.
My time that I got to know him through working at Mars was very memorable and fun!
Please know that Robin and I are praying for you and your family during this most difficult time!

Marilyn Hess

Marie Locuson Prouse

May 25, 2013

It is with much sadness that I write this. Bruce was my cousin, though I haven't seen him for years, the last time was in FL. To me he will always be known as Brucie. With much sympathy to you, Becky and family.

Doug & Jan Perkins

May 25, 2013

Becky, Jan and I are saddened to learn of Bruce's passing. Bruce was a good friend, and I will miss our telephone updates. I always appreciated his upbeat attitude and was so pleased things were going well in his career. It is hard to find words to express our shock and sorrow. Jan and I will remember you and your family in prayer and hope that you can find comfort in the days and weeks ahead.

Liz Walker

May 24, 2013

Becky and family my thoughts and prayers are with you. He was a great cube mate and co worker. He was always smiling and thinking you.

Chaplain Ray Fritz

May 24, 2013

Our condolences to Becky, Paul and Philip and all of David's family, friends and loved ones. You are in our thoughts and prayers that God will give you peace, comfort you in your sorrow and loss, and heal the broken hearts. We are grateful for David's service to our country in the U.S. Submarine Service. To our "Brother of the Dolphin" ... "Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. You left too soon but may you rest in peace and may God bless your loved ones. Thank you for your service to our country." -- Rev. Ray Fritz, National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI.

Carlene Hetland

May 24, 2013

Dear Becky,
I'm so sad to hear of your loss. I remember so vividly the sparkle that either of you would get in your eye when you talked about the other. Your love is so inspiring to me. I think of the two of each Christmas when I hang the bird ornament you sewed for me on the tree. I will be praying for your comfort.

Raff & Paty DiVitto

May 23, 2013

Paty and I are deeply saddened to hear your loss. I have so many great memories working with Bruce. He was a wonderful person and fun to be with. Bruce will be missed. Our prayers will be with you and your family.