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Helen M. Bruss

September 25, 1938 ~ December 10, 2020 (age 82)


Helen M. Bruss, 82, of Wabash, passed away at 2:20 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Bickford Cottage in Wabash.  She was born in Allen County, Indiana on September 25, 1938, to the late Alfonse and Ada (Sweeney) Wolf.  

Helen married Raymond P. Bruss on September 27, 1958; he passed away on February 19, 2017.  Helen was a longtime librarian at the Wabash Carnegie Library, and she was an avid reader

Helen is survived by her children, Valerie Hamilton of Fort Wayne, Raymond (Ann) Bruss of Ridgeland, Mississippi, Kevin (Linda) Bruss of Warsaw, David (Christine) Bruss of Trenton, Michigan, and Matthew (Bethany) Bruss of Wabash; grandchildren, Sarah Bluhm, John Cantrell II, Philadelphia Kirby, Rachael Shoue, Aaron Cantrell, Cassie Bruss, Joseph Bruss, Nickolas Bruss, Savannah Bruss, Amanda Cantrell, Margaret Bruss, Jacob Bruss, and Rebecca Bruss; and 14 great-grandchildren.  Helen was preceded in death by a son, Andrew Bruss, granddaughter, Charity Bruss, great-grandson, Aden Shoue, two brothers and one sister.

Private graveside service to be held at Falls Cemetery in Wabash.

Preferred memorials are directed to F.I.S.H. of Wabash, 770 1/2 W. Hill Street, Wabash, Indiana 46992. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to McDonald Funeral Homes, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992.

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Private Services

Falls Cemetery
Falls Ave
Wabash, Indiana 46992


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