Madeline B. Bruce

Nov 6, 2018
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11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 10 at College Hill Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls; 2322 Olive St.


One hour prior to services at the church


Fairview Cemetery


May be directed to College Hill Lutheran Church


Madeline Belle Bruce, 86, of Cedar Falls, died Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Covenant Medical Center due to complications of a fall.

She was born on February 25, 1932, in Waterloo, daughter of Eli and Helen Liebsch Bruce. Though, after her father’s early death, she was raised by her mother and step-father, Bill Asmus.

Madeline graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1950. She worked as a service representative at US West for 36 years, retiring in 1985. Madeline was a member of College Hill Lutheran Church and Telephone Pioneers of America

She is survived by her niece, Karen (Scott) Jacobson of Rosemont, MN; and two nephews, Jeff (Juanita) Johnson of Mt. Pleasant and Mark (Linda Crisman) Johnson of Waterloo.

She is preceded in death by three sisters, Audrey Johnson, Flora Kisner and Jeanette Boyles.

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  1. Michael Kruger | Nov 08, 2018

     I was Maddie's neighbor for 16 years, I was the "young kid" that moved in next door and purchased the home from her longtime neighbor Opal. Over the years I got to know her and had a lot special memories.  Maddie told stories of how the neighborhood had formed and who lived where over the years.  She watched over my house as I was gone a lot. We talked plants and flowers a lot. She enjoyed being outside and watching me do yard work.  Now it seems i'm not the kid any more and ill be telling this is where Maddie lived. I'll always remember her as my first neighbor and friend.  My condolences to the family.



  2. Reta Hunstein, San Antonio TX | Nov 08, 2018

     Madeline was my cousin on her birth Father's side.  My Mother was Eli's sister.  We spent many, many days together in our youth.  Our families were very close while Eli was alive.  I will always cherish my closeness with Madeline.  Every time I visited Iowa in the past few years we would get the whole family together and relive those memories.  Will always cherish those memories.


    My condolences to your family. 

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