Jeanette Bridget Bruce

August 28, 1941 - January 26, 2017


Jeanette Bridget (Watson) Bruce was born on August 28, 1941 in East St. Louis, IL to William Roosevelt and Genevieve (Hemme) Watson. She passed away unexpectedly on January 26, 2017 in Weatherford, OK at the age of 75.

Loren and Jeanette settled in Park Rapids, MN in 1967, where they raised their children. Jeanette was very active in their community,including working through all service positions of the local Eagles Aerie #870 and being awarded Minnesota State Eagle of the Year.

Jeanette had a determined attitude,she was passionate about gardening (it was widely known she had a green thumb), craftinghandmade items, canning, cookouts, and her love of nature including: flower-eating deer and an endless supply of visiting hummingbirds. Her strong faith helped supply others with endless advice and stories. Her stand-up attitude toward family brought others to protective grace. She always delighted in the success of others. Her down to earth wisdom will always be remembered.

She is very loved and missed by her husband and family. Survivors Include: her husband Loren Bruce, Jr. of the home Park Rapids, MN; children: Loren Bruce III, St. Paul, MN, Rick Bruce and wife Cindy, Weatherford, OK, Paula Kaupa and husband Rob, Waseca, MN, Linda Omps and husband John, St. Paul, MN, Brad Bruce and wife Karen, Nevis, MN;grandchildren: Kevin, Amy, Brittany, Kyle, Randall, McKenzie, Leevon, Trenton, Olivia, Ethan, Garrett, Joscelin, and Maximilian;fourteen great grandchildren; sister Doris Stark,Belleville, IL;brother John Watson, NC; as well asnumerous, nieces, nephews and many other loving relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents William and Genevieve Watson;two brothers Gary and William Watson; granddaughter Amber Bruce; and a special daughter-in-law Becky Fischer.


Memorial Service: to be held at a later date in Park Rapids

Services entrusted to Turner Funeral Home, Hinton, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to the family at,, or you can find us on (Turner Funeral Homes).