Bruce E. Wilts
April 14, 1948 – December 24, 2020
Preceded in death by parents, Marjorie and Orville Wilts. Survived by wife, Nancy J. Wilts; son, Paul J. Miller; daughter, Traci Lukasiewicz; grandchildren: Michaelanne, Chelsea, and Chase; great-granddaughter, Jasey; brothers, Keith Wilts (Shirley) and Guy Wilts (Deb); nieces and nephews.
VISITATION observing CDC Guidelines: Monday, December 28th from 10am to 11am at the West Center Chapel, with SERVICES at 11am. Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park. Memorials will be directed by the family.
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Bruce was born in Eldora, Iowa on April 14, 1948 to Orville and Marjorie (Bolar) Wilts. He graduated from Steamboat Rock High School in 1966. Bruce graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Iowa. On July 5, 1980 Bruce was united in marriage to Nancy (Peters) Miller at The Botanical Gardens in Des Moines, Iowa.
Bruce and Nancy raised Paul and Traci from a young age through high school and college. Bruce was a dedicated family man and loved his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild. He was their favorite companion watching movies, going to sporting events, the zoo, camping and fishing. Bruce enjoyed helping others and was a great example to all. Bruce loved his brothers, they were always close. Talking to Keith and Guy was a highlight of each day.
Bruce was an avid Hawkeye fan and could be seen around town in his Hawkeye hat and sweatshirt much to the disgust of Husker fans. He enjoyed anything space related, loved his coffee and Cuban cigars. What he valued most were his tools. He could fix anything.
Bruce’s professional career involved: materials management, inventory control, space allocation and maximization of product lines and steel purchasing. He utilized these skillsets working in manufacturing plants for Lozier and lnterSystems. After he retired, he did some consulting.