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Bruce Edward Ross, age 65, of Coopersville, Michigan, made his transition to the heavens on Friday, January 8, 2021.  He was born February 7, 1955, in Grand Rapids, to the late Marshall and Beulah (Johnson) Ross.  Bruce proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1973 to 1976 with the 82nd Airborne Division.  He was a member of the UAW, working for Delphi Automotive in Coopersville for over two decades.

Bruce was a lover of loud classic rock music, golfing with friends and family, watching and/or going to sporting events, the outdoors, and dogs.

Survivors include his children, Brent and Nicole Ross; grandsons, Brendyn and Waylon; siblings, Richard (Joan), AnnaMaria, Rodger, Mitchell (Mary), Charleane, Susan (Thomas), Wanda (Wendell), John, and Ronald; brother-in-law, David; and many nieces and nephews.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Stephen; sister, Bonnie; brother-in-law, Phillip; and his three dogs.

Bruce loved his family and friends dearly and would give anyone the shirt off of his back if needed. He will forever be remembered as an amazing dad, grandfather, brother, and friend to so many.

Per his wishes cremation has taken place and no formal services will be held at this time.

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Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006, exclusive providers of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. Dick & Pam Clark on January 11, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    Sending hugs and well wishes for the family

  2. Bill vanOss on January 11, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    Going to miss Bruce!!!!!! even just talking to him on the phone. We will keep the family in our prayers!!!
    RIP Bruce❤️

  3. Diana Verheij (Dutch) on January 11, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    Prayers for his children , grandchildren and family He will truly be missed by his family and friends
    RIP cousin

  4. Genevieve Martin on January 11, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    My deepest condolences 💐

  5. Marleane Herr on January 12, 2021 at 12:20 am

    Prayers for the Ross family. Bruce you will be missed. But I have all my memories of the good times we had growing up.

  6. Kari on January 12, 2021 at 5:48 am

    Forever in our hearts ❤ Greatful for all the time spent with you old friend.

  7. Sue and Tom harris on January 12, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    I’m so thankful that Tom and I got to talk to Bruce in his final time here on earth I learned some things talking to him that I never new. He told me about the time he got to play his guitar with a rock band and I could hear the excitement of that in his voice. Even though the so-called Ross temper took over he still loved playing golf. So many talks that will cherish.We all have so many great memories of Bruce and that in itself speaks volumes of what a great person he was . our hearts go out to Bruce’s kids nicole and Brent but know that he was truly loved by many people and will be greatly missed 💕

  8. Brent on January 12, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    If you’re reading this, my dad had a positive impact on your life in one way or another. He always went out of his way to make sure the people around him were taken care of. Whether or not you were family , a friend , or he barely knew you he would help you out in whatever way he could not expecting anything in return.

    He was so excited to find out I was having a son and I was so excited to be able to send him pictures and get advice from him when I needed it . Now I can just make sure he hears the stories of how good of a man his grandpa was and how much he loves him and everyone he knew . I love you dad and miss you so much .

  9. Caralyn and Forrest on January 13, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Nicole and family,
    So very sorry for your loss.

  10. Nina Aparicio on January 14, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    Uncle Bruce, your smile was everything. You are most definetly missed, but you will always be remembered fondly.

  11. Ashlie Warners on January 17, 2021 at 11:03 am

    I will forever cherish the memories I have with Bruce, I never expected at the age of 15 that He would end up being a huge part of my life for the rest of his life He became a second dad to me and was always there for me no matter what especially when my dad passed away.
    Bruce was such a blessing to all those who knew him.
    His laugh will forever play over and over in my head & the funny memories i have with him will always stick.
    I wish i could tell him one more time just how thankful I am and will always be for him.

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