Bruce Arden Ronning Sr.

November 27, 1942June 4, 2018

Bruce Arden Ronning Sr. passed away early the morning of June 4, 2018 in Florida Hospital Deland, after a long illness.

Bruce served his country in both the United States Coast Guard and the United States Army, 101st Airborne Division. In his long career, Bruce was an airline pilot for Braniff and Eastern Airlines, and served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for two Fortune 500 companies. He enjoyed a lifelong passion for flying and sailing.

The legacy he leaves behind is his family, including his wife Bonnie of fifty-seven years, and four children, Bruce Jr., Scott (deceased), Michele, and Tracey, as well as nine grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank VITAS Hospice and Florida Hospital Hospice for their compassion and care.

There will be an open receiving of family and friends at the home, 599 Kingway Dr, Deltona FL, on Friday, June 8 from 4pm-7pm. Flowers may be sent to the home or donations given in Mr. Ronning Sr.'s name to the local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, June 8, 2018

Bruce Arden Ronning Sr.

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Joan Neuhor

June 9, 2018

Bruce is my brother and I loved him very much, even though we were miles apart we stayed close I will miss him very much. Yes my boys took after their uncle in the flying profession and he was always there for me no matter what God's Peace be with him Love Joanie

Ronald Nelson

June 8, 2018

Fly West Captain

My Uncle Bruce often shared with me his love of aviation thru the numerous stories.

I remember a small aircraft flight he invited me on from Cleveland Ohio to Georgia when I was a young teenager.

His enthusiasm was the catalyst that brought my brother and I into the flying profession where we both currently fly for American Airlines.

Gods speed Bruce


Kat Ivanovic

June 6, 2018

Bruce was one of the most special people I have ever had the privilege of taking care of. He shared memories of his time in the service and other memories that I will always hold dear to my heart. I have been a healthcare professional for more than 10 years and Bruce is one of those men that won't soon be forgotten. He was honest and caring and I am confident that his candor and strong spirit will carry on long into the future through his children and grandchildren. It was an honor to take care of you sir and may your siprit fly high with the angels.
Kat Ivanovic CNA