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Bruce Leslie Hayry

08/15/1947 - 03/28/2020

Bruce Leslie Hayry, 72, was called home by the Lord on Saturday, March 28, 2020. He went peacefully with his family by his side; he was a loving husband, father of four and grandfather of nine.

Bruce was born August 15, 1947, to Leslie and Viola (Lintula) Hayry in Marquette, MI. After high school graduation he enlisted in the Navy as an electrician aboard the USS Princeton. Upon coming home, he moved to Chicago to attend Coyne Electrical School during which time he met the love of his life, Pam, at the Veterans Administration. Marrying 11 months later, they began their joyous 50-year adventure together.

Bruce and Pam moved to Spencer, WI to raise their family where Bruce served as the Postmaster for 24 years. He always said, “What I miss most about working is the people.” After retiring he drove school bus to stay involved in the community that he loved. Bruce had a passion for life and people, a great sense of humor and always tried to bring the lighter side of life into the day of all who crossed his path. Whether you needed someone to simply listen, something done, perhaps a pick me up joke, or a smile from the other side of your mailbox just to say hello, Bruce was always there.

Bruce modeled parenthood to his children by helping and often leading the organizations they were involved in. He was a long time Lions Club member, Church Youth Group Leader, Scout Master, helped organize the first Tiger Cubs Den and more.

Bruce and Pam moved to Winneconne, WI to be closer to their children after retiring. Although he had many passions, his greatest love was for the Lord and his family. He enjoyed the outdoors; boating, camping and traveling with his family and friends. He always looked forward to opening weekend deer hunting, working on home projects with his kids, a day on the boat cruising the lake with all who wanted to go, or a late night around the campfire with a few drinks and some good laughs. Bruce’s family, and especially his grandchildren, were the joy of his life. Though he will be missed by so many, he’d want everyone to remember not to forget to slow down once in a while and take time for serenity. Perhaps just enjoy a cup of coffee on a cool spring morning watching the fish jump and listening to the birds sing as he did often with his wife.

Bruce is survived by his wife of 50 years, Pam Hayry; three children and their families, Jeff Hayry; Julie Argall, and her sons, Phillip, Jack and Will Argall; Greg and Lisa Hayry, and their children, Hudson, Aila, Parker and Bryson Hayry; daughter-in-law, Acie Hayry, and children, Alexis and Madox Hayry; a sister and brother-in-law, Lola and Gordon Hodgson; and other relatives and friends.

Preceding Bruce in death were his parents; a son, Mark Hayry; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harry and Pearl (Knedlik) Engle.  

Because of the Coronavirus, we will celebrate Bruce’s life when it is again safe to gather.

If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.

 

Edgar Ausbourne wrote on April 8, 2020
I met Bruce through a mutual friend, and we hunted together for several years. He had a great sense of humor and great love for his family. He was deeply involved in the community of Spencer. My deepest condolences to his family in this time of loss. Although he is gone from us now, the best of him will live on in those who loved and will remember him.

Bob Stallons wrote on April 8, 2020
Pam, So shocked and sad to hear about Bruce's death. I always enjoyed giving him the business when he was the postmaster. Bruce did many things to help Spencer's School-To-Work Program and I was certainly grateful for that. You have our deepest sympathy. May fond memories and Christ's love guide your path. Bob & Ann

Bill nd Karen Cherney wrote on April 8, 2020
Pam and family: As a Postmaster friend we are so so sorry to hear about Bruce. I, Karen was postmaster at Milladore PO. If you remember us we had fun at the conventions with a big group of PMs. You are in our thoughts in this very sad time. Hugs to you all. Karen & Bill Cherney

Sandy and Steve Christman wrote on April 8, 2020
We are so very sorry to hear of Bruce's passing, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Spence and Mary Graves wrote on April 7, 2020
Pam, Extending our sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your husband Bruce. He was an icon of Spencer and will be missed by many. You're in our thoughts and prayers. Spence and Mary Graves

Pam Kilty wrote on April 6, 2020
Bruce was a great man and will be deeply missed. He would always ask about what I was up to in the military and would tell me stories about his experiences and what Mark was always up to.