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OBIT: Bruce Allen Steele

This news story was published on December 25, 2018.
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Bruce Allen Steele, age 63 of rural Scarville, Iowa, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 902 East Main Street in Lake Mills with Mr. Kermit Singelstad officiating. Burial will be in the Center Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Lake Mills.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Mittelstadt Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to the American Heart Association, 5000 Westown Parkway, Suite 340, West Des Moines, IA 50266.

Bruce Allen Steele was born on October 3, 1955 in Albert Lea, Minnesota to parents Raymond and Carmen (Allen) Steele. He attended and graduated from Albert Lea High School.

Following graduation Bruce worked in Albert Lea for a few years before moving to Lake Mills and beginning his career at Larson Manufacturing. He worked at Larson’s for over 30 years, retiring in 2014.

On November 20, 1976 Bruce was united in marriage with Diane Kay Anderson. The couple first lived in Lake Mills but spent most of their years together in their home just east of Scarville.

Bruce enjoyed horse sales/shows, riding motorcycle, ice fishing, helping his brother-in-law Gordy Jr. with farming, and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his mother Carmen Steele of Albert Lea, MN; three brothers Ron (Mary) Steele of Ellendale, MN, David Steele and Jim (Mary Kaye) Steele, all of Albert Lea, MN; the Anderson family: his mother-in-law Kay Anderson of Scarville; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Julie (Kent) Swenson of Scarville, Gorden Jr. (Denise) Anderson of Leland, Geoffrey (Jodie) Anderson of Leland, Annette (Brian) Larson of Janesville, MN, and Mark (Sandy) Haugen of Forest City; many nieces and nephews; and very special friend Sarah Heath and her family of Lake Mills.

Bruce was preceded in death by his dad Raymond in 2007; wife Diane in 2014; and his father-in-law Gorden Anderson Sr. in 2014.

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