Coal Valley, Illinois
Bruce Angus, 70, of Coal Valley, Illinois, died Friday, November 26, 2021, in his Home.
Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Horizon Room at Trimble Funeral Home at Trimble Pointe, 701 12th Street, Moline. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends are invited to join the family at a funeral luncheon at CityView Celebrations on the lower level of Trimble Pointe following the funeral. Cremation will take place after the services. Memorials may be made to Honor Flight of the Quad Cities or Neurology Research at the University of Iowa.
Bruce Wyman Angus was born July 1, 1951, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Harry Wyman and Mildred Evelyn (Horton) Angus. He married the love of his life, Mazie Kay James, on November 28, 1980, in Thomson, IL. Bruce graduated from Mascoutah Community High School in 1969, Eastern Illinois University in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science in business, and Florida Institute of Technology in 1988 with a Master of Science in Systems Management. He completed the Quality Assurance Specialist, Ammunition Surveillance (QASAS) program at Savanna Army Depot in 1981 and began his career as a federal civil servant working at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant in Oklahoma and Fort Carson in Colorado Springs before transferring to the Rock Island Arsenal. Bruce worked as a Program Manager in ammunition logistics for the US Army Sustainment Command and the US Army Field Support Command. In 1994, Bruce was awarded the Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Civilian Service. He was also a lifetime member of the Association of the US Army (AUSA). Bruce retired from the US Army Joint Munitions Command in 2008 after 28 years of faithful service.
After retirement, Bruce and Mazie enjoyed many years of traveling the US and the world with friends and family, making many new friends along the way. For over 20 years, Bruce and Mazie were part of an extended group of friends who vacationed annually in NW Wisconsin on Spider Lake. Accommodations were rustic, but the company more than made up for the lack of amenities. To this day, the cabins hold many tales of fun, food, drink and mischief.
Bruce was proud to be an Eagle Scout, which he earned at the age of 14 and was a lifetime member of the National Eagle Scout Association. He was also very proud of being a 15 gallon blood donor, which no doubt helped countless others. He was constantly curious and a student of WWII history, which was one of the many ways of honoring his father’s service and the years he spent as a POW. One of Bruce’s proudest accomplishments was serving as an escort for a WWII veteran on an Honor Flight of the Quad Cities. No one was a stranger to Bruce, and everyone was considered a friend. He had that rare trait of asking how you were, and then actually stopping to listen. Without exception, he treated everyone with dignity and respect. He loved many and was well loved in return.
Bruce is survived by his wife, Mazie; two daughters and their partners, Angela Watkins and Ben Wilson of Coal Valley, and Wendy Stuxness and Troy Berg of West Fargo, North Dakota; six grandchildren, Collin Watkins, Kaitlyn Watkins, Samantha Watkins, Connor Watkins, Paitlyn Lemley, and Cheyenne Cole; and his sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Willie Gibson of Waxhaw, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Evelyn, and two grandsons, Austin Watkins and Dylan Cole.
Bruce’s family invites friends to share stories and condolences at TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.