Bruce E. Wilts

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.


  • Mike Miller Posted December 27, 2020 12:56 pm

    I worked with Bruce for many years at Intersytems and always respected his work ethics. I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless and peace be with you

  • Gene & Becky Torrens Posted December 27, 2020 5:33 pm

    Dear Nancy and family,
    We were so sorry to hear that Bruce had passed away. We always enjoyed spending time with you and your family. The small group from church was so much a positive in all our lives as we were raising our families. Bruce was always so helpful and the time he spent helping make the pipe organ work was wonderful. We will always remember Bruce fondly. May god comfort you all and may the memories you hold of Bruce, comfort you as you grieve. Sincerely, Gene & Becky

  • Ken and Judy (Taylor) Egli Posted December 27, 2020 5:51 pm

    Nancy & Family: Sending our love and sympathy to you. Cherish the good memories.

  • Darla & Kent Nederhoff Posted December 27, 2020 6:33 pm

    Keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers ❤️

  • Paul Lynch Posted December 27, 2020 8:27 pm

    So sorry to here of your loss thoughts and prayers your classmate

  • Paul Lynch Posted December 27, 2020 8:30 pm

    So sorry to here of your loss prayers to you

  • Paul and Jan Kelpe Posted December 28, 2020 1:59 pm

    To Nancy and family,
    We aee sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. We have many fond memories of him at Abiding Savior. He always had such a friendly smile and was willing to help. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.. May God be with you and the many memories be cherished and give comfort to you.
    Paul and Jan

  • Warren & Dee Lindaman Posted December 28, 2020 2:29 pm

    So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. We have many fond memories of all the Wilts’ family members. Our sympathy and prayers are with you.

  • Larry &n Chari Nyffeler Posted December 28, 2020 8:12 pm

    Dear Nancy and family, We are so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed all of our times with our Abiding Savior small groups as well as our times spent at church. You will always be a special family in our hearts. God Bless you and help you through these difficult times. Larry and Chari Nyffeler

  • Tom Thrasher Posted December 31, 2020 6:37 pm

    I worked with Bruce at Lozier and always enjoyed his company and his knowledge of production planning and inventory management. Our thought and prayers are with the family.

  • Linda Atkinson Posted January 22, 2021 9:00 pm

    This is late. I was out of town and no internet service. My heart goes out to Nancy, her and Bruce did such a great job with Michaelanne. Nancy has had a couple of hard years. I would like to let her know I am here for her, if she needs me. Take care of yourself Nancy. Sending prayers, will add you to our prayer group.

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