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Bruce R. Chatfield Print E-mail

Aug. 31, 1927-Oct. 23, 2013

Bruce R. Chatfield, 86, Wautoma, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 at Berlin Memorial Hospital. He was born on Aug. 31, 1927 in Waukesha to the late Clarence and Gertrude (Buske) Chatfield. On Dec. 17, 1949, he was united in marriage to Iris Ball.

Bruce was a graduate of Waukesha High School in 1945. In his younger years, he was raised on Wern Farms, where his family was employed. In his adult working life, he was an Over the Road Truck Driver. His interests were bowling, basketball, baseball, go-carting, gardening, snowmobiling, camping, fishing, and hunting.

Bruce is survived by his spouse: Iris (Ball) Chatfield, Wautoma; his children: Sherry (Jeff) Chatfield, Watertown; Melody (Larry) Buetow, Waukesha; and Holly (Daniel) Holick, Hancock; grandchildren: Kathleen, Kelly, Mary (Cully) Schessler, Michael (Caroline) Buetow, Jaime Vincent, Steven Ruhs, Sarah Ruhs, Tara (Tyler) Vroman, Jaquelyn (Andrew)Walejko, Hailey Holick; eight great grandchildren: Dylan, Michaela, Aaron, Charlotte, Ellie, Benjamin, Harrison, Beau, and one more on the way;  a sister: Delores of Waukesha; a sister-in-law: Audrey Hoekstra, Fort Atkinson; one brother: Ronald Chatfield, East Troy; and one brother-in-law: James Ball, Sparta.

Bruce is preceded in death by his parents: Clarence and Gertrude; brothers-in-law: Gerold Buchan, Robert Bartz, and Kenneth Hoekstra; sisters-in-law: Ruth Chatfield and Arlene Ball; a nephew: David Chatfield; and a granddaughter: Lisa Ruhs.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, with Reverend Cassandra M. Sauter officiating. Burial will be in Cataract Cemetery, Cataract.

Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Saturday from 1 p.m. until time of services. Memorials may be given to Spina Bifida Wisconsin, 830 N. 109th Street, Suite 6, Wauwatosa, WI  53226 or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be offered at www.schanhoferfh.com

The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with arrangements.


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