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Bruce Neely

July 13, 1929 — December 7, 2023

Elkhart

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Bruce B. Neely, 94 of Elkhart, passed away Thursday, December 8, 2023 at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs, FL. where he was wintering. He was born on July 13, 1929 in Osceola, IN to James Wells and Bertha E. Neely. He married Connie Sue Porzelius on October 21, 1977 in Elkhart, IN. She preceded him in death April 21, 2021.

After graduating from Jimtown High School, Bruce honorably served his county in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Bruce was a career pipefitter. He worked for over 17 years at CG Conn and retired from South Bend Stamping after working over 17 years. He was a member of the VFW #88, DAV #19, American Legion #308 and UAW Local #5. He enjoyed nature and fishing and storytelling. He loved to spend time with his friends and especially his family.

Bruce is survived by his daughters, Tammie (Stacey) Porzelius of Lima, OH and Teresa (Shaun) Hurm of Carmel, IN; 4 grandchildren, Cassidy, Dalton, Piper and Summer, special friends who loved Bruce and Connie like family, Judy Mock of Ft. Myers, FL and Rick Tucker of Elkhart, IN.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Connie Neely, son, Troy Porzelius and a sister Maxine VanKeuren and brothers Richard Neely and Rex Neely

Funeral services will be 1 pm Friday, December 15, 2023 at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd., Elkhart, IN 46514 where friends may call one hour prior. Pastor John Hogsett will officiate the service. Memorials for Bruce may be made to Faith United Methodist Church, 22045 CR 18, Goshen, IN 46528.Online condolence at www.stemmlawsonpeterson.com

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Faith United Methodist Church
22045 CR 18, Goshen IN 46528

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Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home

1531 Cobblestone Boulevard
Elkhart, IN 46514

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