Richard Bruss

Aug. 6, 1937 April 7, 2010

Richard Bruss died Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at his Ashippun home at the age of 72. He was born Aug. 6, 1937, in Milwaukee, to Walter and Mildred (nee Kulhanek) Bruss.

Richard was a 1954 graduate of Juneau High School. On Jan. 2, 1963, he married the former Janet Halstead. He owned Randall Enterprises in West Allis and Waukesha Vending until his retirement in 1990. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church until he moved to Ashippun in 1995 and then became a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church. He had a love for cars and was a member of the Nomads Car Club.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Janet of Ashippun, along with their children, Molly (Ray) Llanas of Waukesha, Cindy (Glenn) Harr of Jordan, Minn., Jennifer Bruss of Twin Lakes, Daniel Bruss of Bloomer, Christopher Bruss of Hartland and Kate Bruss of Red Wing, Minn. He was the dear grandfather of Carrie, Maddie, Teagen, Sophie, Destry and Jordan. He is further survived by his brother, Wallace (late Doris) Bruss of Pewaukee; sister, Shirley (late Russ) Druley of Waukesha; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Janice Bruss, as well as his parents.

Visitation will be held Sunday, April 11, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, from 3 p.m. until the 6:30 p.m. rosary. Services will continue Monday, April 12, with 9:45 a.m. closing prayers at the funeral home followed by a procession to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha, for the funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Cemetery services will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

For further information or directions, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation & Preplanning Services at 547-4035. To leave the family an online tribute message, visit