John R. Bruick
February 11, 1954 - September 28, 2017
Saturday, October 14, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel
Saturday, October 14, 1:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel
John Robert Bruick, 63, of Clear Lake and formerly of Kendallville, died Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne from complications following surgery.
He was born February 11, 1954 in Fort Wayne to Robert M. and Phyllis G. (Meese) Bruick.
While growing up in New Haven, John attended St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. He spent his childhood summers at Clear Lake, where he also attended Clear Lake Lutheran Church. John graduated from New Haven High School in 1972. Following high school, he worked for Zollner Corporation until 1977.
On December 17, 1976, John married Cheryle Heller in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. In 1977, he began working for his father-in-law, Don Heller, as a well driller for Heller Well Drilling. In 1984, John purchased the business, becoming owner and president. In late 2015, he retired after being diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.
As a longtime member of Peace Lutheran Church, Fremont, John served as the head usher for Saturday evening services and was a member of the adult choir.
Survivors include his former spouse and their children Jessica, Joel, and Julia, as well as his beloved dog, Kip, all of Kendallville. He is also survived by his parents of Fort Wayne, his sister Cheryl (Michael) Sorge of Fort Wayne, his brother David (Rhonda) Bruick of Louisville, Kentucky, and former sister-in-law Lisa McCue of Clermont, Florida. Also surviving are nieces Tiffany Sorge-Smith, Lindsay Bruick, Carly Sorge, Lindsay McCue, Allyson McCue and nephews Ryan Bruick, Nicholas Bruick, Martin Sorge, four great-nieces and three great-nephews.
John was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Don and JoAnn Heller.
Visitation and funeral services will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Young Family Funeral Home in Kendallville. Visitation will be from 10am to 1pm, with the funeral service immediately following at 1pm, officiated by Reverand Jeffrey Teeple of Peace Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in John’s memory to the Humane Society of Noble County, PO Box 471, Kendallville, IN 46755.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com
So sorry for the loss of John. Thoughts and Prayers are with you and the family.
Thoughts and Prayers are with your family during this time of loss.
We were so sorry to hear the news about John. Our prayers are with you all!
Sorry we cannot be with you for the service; we keep you all in our thoughts and prayers;
Bob and Phyllis, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We had no idea. John was always quick to help us out with any well issues we had at camp and later at our home in Angola. We were always quick to refer him. We will continue to keep you and his family in our prayers Hugs, Kathy and Bill Shuman
Robert & Phyllis, You have our love and prayers for our Lords' comfort and peace to you. We hope you will be uplifted by the caring of family and friends until we all meet with John again in Jesus. Howard "Butch" & Judy Laflin
I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. He will be remembered for all of his visits to the library and the discussions we've had regarding his love of music. What an all around nice guy. My thoughts are with his family during this time.
Will remember all of our good times in Florida and at the Clear lake. May you finally rest and be at peace . Lisa,Lindsay,Allyson,Millie and Alice
Rest in Peace
Keeping you all in our hearts and praying for strength and comfort during this time of sorrow.
Cheryle & family, We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad time.
Thoughts and prayers for the entire family. Always remember your laugh.
keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow. from your Nebraska family.
Thoughts and prayers for family and friends, rip
I am so sorry for your loss and have kept you in my prayers. Delia
Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God hold John's family close and give peace during this time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of John's family. We will miss him and his smile at Peace. No one like him.
God’s peace be with all of you! Though I am part of the “younger” Bruick cousins, I remember John always being patient with us little ones and playing with us at Grandma Bruick’s house. May the assurance of Jesus’ resurrection fill you with hope!
You are in my prayers.
So sorry to hear of Johns. passing .always enjoyed talking to him.till meet again
Rest in peace I'll always remember your kindness towards our son