Bernard E. ‘Bernie’ Bruder
ROCK FALLS – Bernard E. “Bernie” Bruder, 88, formerly of Sterling, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was a millwright for Northwestern Steel and Wire Co., retiring in 1983.
Bernie was born Nov. 18, 1924, in Prophetstown, the son of Henry and Rita (Sharp) Bruder. He married Jeannine Seeley on Jan. 18, 1946, in Rockford. She preceded him in death on June 1, 1995. Bernie was a member of First United Methodist Church in Sterling. He enjoyed spending time with his family, his dog “Bucket,” and riding in the golf cart. Bernie also enjoyed antiques.
Survivors include one son, Rick (Carey) Bruder of Chadwick; one granddaughter, Lindsey (Dane) Petersen of Edgerton, Wis.; and two great-grandchildren, Chase and Eliza Jane Petersen.
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