Bruce J. Anderle, 76

Bruce J. Anderle, longtime resident of Cedarburg, found peace surrounded by his family on May 14, 2013, at Horizon Hospice, Mequon. He was 76 years old.

Bruce was born Sept. 4, 1936, in Milwaukee, the son of Miles and Sylvia Anderle. After graduating from Cedarburg High School, Bruce attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned a degree in finance and business administration. While at Madison, he met his lifelong love of 54 years, Virginia Hoy. They married on June 27, 1959, and eventually settled in Cedarburg. After marriage, he proudly served his country in the Wisconsin National Guard as an officer. For 32 years, Bruce owned and operated a construction company in Cedarburg. He was dedicated to his career and passionate about his work. In his free time, he enjoyed photography, fishing, gardening, woodworking, reading and spending time with his family. Bruce is survived by his wife, Virginia; and children, Lynn (James) Wagner, Laura Anderle-Smith, Michele (Joseph) Brown and Michael (Michelle) Anderle. He was a loving grandpa to Hannah and Spencer Rettler; Sam, Alex and Simon Brown; Gabriel and Isabelle Smith. He is further survived by his brother, Douglas (Mary) Anderle; aunt Ellen Doyle; his best friend, Larry (Charlotte) Hoffman; and other relatives and friends.

Memorial services, including military honors, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at Faith Lutheran Church, N35 W6621 Wilson Ave., Cedarburg. The family will receive visitors at the church on Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association or the charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank the ICU staff of Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital, Mequon, and Horizon Hospice for their compassionate care, along with Pastor John Norquist for his kind support.

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.