Bruce Staples went to his heavenly home Sunday, December 7. His family was with him when his spirit left this earth.
Bruce was born July 17, 1958, to Dr. Lawrence and Marilyn Staples. He grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, and graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. He accepted a position with Dairyland Power Cooperative in 1981, a company he was proud to represent and be a part of. At the time of his cancer diagnosis, he was vice president of the transmission division.
Bruce was united in marriage to Susan Kortness, May 2, 1992.
Bruce is survived by his wife, Sue; son, Kyle; his parents; a brother, Alan (Sue); a sister, Mary (Michael); parents-in-law, Vernon and Caroline Kortness; sisters-in-law, Debe Kortness and Kari Mohr; nieces, Charlene and Elizabeth; nephews, Alan, Tyler, Joseph, Jonathan, Michael and Christopher.
The Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 11, at St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral, La Crosse.
Visitation will be at St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral from 4 to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the Mass on Thursday. A prayer service will be held during the visitation at 7:30 p.m. In keeping with Bruce’s wishes, he will be cremated after the funeral, with burial at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Boy Scouts of America, Girls Scouts USA, Boys and Girls Club of Greater La Crosse, or the Staples Family Fund of the La Crosse Community Foundation.
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: James Seidelman
Record added: Dec 11, 2003
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