Bruce Eugene Sturgen

Bruce E. Sturgen of Waukesha passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at age 45. He was born in Eugene, Ore., the son of George Winston and Nancy (Otto) Sturgen.

Bruce was a 1986 graduate of Delavan/Darien High School, where he was active in the Decca Club.

He was an Eagle Scout.

Bruce attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He was an IT designer, software architect as well as a consultant for many businesses around the world.

Bruce’s colleagues considered him a guru in his field and he was known for his brilliance. Bruce was a fantastic chef, researching and studying how to make dishes taste just a little better. His great personality and sense of humor were enjoyed by all. Bruce enjoyed learning about music, language and culture, but most of all he loved his family and had a lot of wonderful friends.

Bruce will be dearly missed by his daughter, Angelica Sturgen; former wife, Ivy E. Sturgen; uncle, Ralph (Elizabeth) Sturgen; aunt, Judith Sturgen Gardner; cousins, Scott, Alan, Wendy and Michele; former mother-in-law, Patricia Lundberg; former sister- in-law, Claire (Lee) Layton; and former brothers in-law, Sam Phelps and Lloyd (Katherine) Phelps.

He is further survived other relatives and many friends.

Visitation and services were held on Monday, Aug. 5, at the Cesarz, Charapata, and Zinnecker Funeral Home.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.