Neva Eileen Bruce, 88, of Gordon, Nebraska went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 21, 2022.
Neva was born in Holyoke, Colorado to Louis and Anna Suhr on September 30, 1933, and baptized at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran church in Amherst, Colorado on October 22, 1933. She was confirmed in May 1948 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gordon, Nebraska.
As the middle child of 5, she enjoyed a simple, full life with her parents, her two older siblings Derrell and Cleo, and her younger siblings Lyle and Marlys. Neva moved with her family to Gordon, Nebraska in 1946 where she enjoyed her studies, activities, and friendships in school, 4H, and at Trinity Lutheran Church. After graduating high school, she began a career at First National Bank of Gordon.
Neva married Dean Bruce on October 10th, 1954. Their marriage was blessed with 5 children and all the activities that come with a growing family. Much of that activity centered around their church, Grace Lutheran in Gordon where Neva served faithfully in many different capacities throughout her life.
God gave Neva a quiet strength and passion which was reflected in her love for her husband, their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, as well as her church family, friends, and neighbors.
Neva returned to the First National Bank of Gordon in the 1970s where she enjoyed working and cherished her friendships there.
In 2018, Neva moved with Dean to an assisted living community in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Neva is survived by her loving husband of nearly 68 years, Dean Bruce as well as children Paula [Randall] Lube, Brenda Potter, Jeanette [David] Hasse, Kay [Mark] Kruger, and Stephen Bruce. She is also survived by her brother, Lyle Suhr; sister, Marlys Roth; and brother- and sister-in-law, Bill and Anita Bruce. Neva was blessed with 14 grandchildren (Eva Coppinger, Clay Lube, Timothy Tiensvold, Dennis Tiensvold, Grant Potter, Alyssa Delzell, Katelyn Potter, Noah Hasse, Peyton Hasse, Michael Kruger, Erin Sandoz, Paul Kruger, Emma Rae Wolf, and Logan Bruce) as well as 8 great-grandchildren (Neva, Margot, Holden, and Henry Tiensvold; Sophia Delzell; Elsie Kruger; and Hallie and Sawyer Sandoz), and 2 soon-expected great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 13, 2022, 10:00 AM, at Grace Lutheran Church, Gordon, NE. A memorial has been established for Grace Lutheran Church of Gordon.