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November 7, 1941 – August 28, 2014

Broken Chain

We little knew that morning that

God would call your name.

In life we loved you dearly,

In death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you,

You did not go alone.

For part of us went with you,

The day God called you home.

You left us peaceful memories,

Your love is still our guide.

And though we cannot see you,

You are always by our side.

Our family chain is broken,

And nothing seems the same.

But as God calls us one by one,

The chain will link again.

Five years have passed.

Dearly loved and sadly missed by wife, Sheryl; children, Mark (Elsa), Melissa, and Matthew (Marie); grandchildren, Cody, Kira, Skylar, Nicole, Stephen, Triston, Colton, Nayeli and Riley.

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Thank You

We want to thank our families, friends and neighbors for the many acts of kindness, flowers, memorials, cards and prayers. Thanks also to The Springs Church and Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home for their kind servies.


“Love the people God sent you – one day He is going to need them back – and we know not how soon.”


The family of Bruce Eldred


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C-obit-EldredBruce V. Eldred, 72 of Cedar Springs, was called back to his Saviour, Jesus Christ on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at his home. Bruce was born November 7, 1941 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the son of Vernon and Delores (Zank) Eldred. Bruce graduated from Cedar Springs High School and served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He worked for Meijer for 32 years. He loved fishing, hunting, golfing and cutting wood. His name means woodsman and that was a place he loved to be. Bruce was a gentle giant, a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He was a friend to many and a stranger to none. He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed it. Surviving are his wife, Sheryl, whom he married on December 23, 1963; children, Mark (Elsa) Eldred, Melissa Ward, Matthew (Marie) Eldred; grandchildren, Nicole, Stephen, Nayeli, Cody, Kira, Skylar, Triston, Colton, and Riley; aunts, Marjorie Cole and Dorothy T. Zank; several cousins; brother and sisters-in-laws, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Carol Tiede. The family received friends on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. The service was held on Tuesday 11:00 am at The Springs Free Methodist Church, 135 N. Grant St., Cedar Springs. Pastors Wayne Cash and Jennings Johnson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to The Springs or the Wounded Warrior Project.

Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs


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