|Birth: ||Nov. 8, 1941|
|Death: ||Feb. 8, 2014|
Bruce was my uncle.
Bruce was born to John and Eva (Niemi) in Grand Rapids, MI. He attended UofM, a member of Delta Sigma Phi, and enlisted in the US Navy.
Bruce was a chef and was deep into his Finnish roots. One of his famous Pulla Bread (Finnish). Every Christmas, he made it and if he wasn't in town for Christmas, he sent it.
In the 1980s, Bruce and his then-wife, moved to Colorado where they opened a bakery in Estes Park. Eventually, they closed the bakery, but Bruce remained residing in the Denver area...an area he truly loved.
In the mid 2000s, Bruce was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins. The treatment took a toll on his heart and he made a decision to have heart surgery to extend his life. Eventually, he went into congestive heart failure.
Bruce Allen Byle Obituary
BYLE, BRUCE ALLEN Bruce Allen Byle, 72, of Denver, CO and formerly of Grand Rapids, passed away February 8, 2014 at the Denver Hospice. He was preceded in death by his father, John D. Byle; his mother, Eva (Niemi) Beck; and brother-in-law, Fred Tiggleman. He is survived by sisters, Suzanne Tiggleman of Grand Rapids, Merilee (David Oldfield) Janssen of Washington, DC, and Jeffrey (Mary) Byle of Dimondale, MI. He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Craig (Robin) Tiggleman, Jeffrey (Kathryn) Tiggleman, Jeremy (Emily) Oldfield, Benjamin Oldfield, and Carrie (Roger) Sparks; eight grand-nieces and nephews, Jack Tiggleman, Daniel Tiggleman, Mattie Tiggleman, Megan Tiggleman, Sarah Tiggleman, Logan Tiggleman, Courtney Sparks, and Trevor Sparks. Bruce graduated from Ottawa Hills High School, Westminster College (New Wilmington, PA,) and Grand Rapids Junior College Culinary Program. He served his country in the Navy on the USS Princeton during the Vietnam War as a Lieutenant JG. Bruce enjoyed a variety of interesting careers, culminating with owning his own successful bakery in Estes Park, CO. Bruce's many passions in life included his Saint Bernards, the Rocky Mountains, golfing with his nephews, cooking, and baking pula for the entire family across the country for the holidays. Following Bruce's request, there will be a private family ceremony at his favorite perch in Rocky Mountain National Park this summer.
John Dennis Byle (1918 - 1972)
Eva N Niemi Beck (1917 - 2007)
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Created by: A84C72
Record added: Feb 08, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 124828190
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