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Georgenne Bruce

PRINCETON — Georgenne Bruce of Oskaloosa, Iowa, formerly of Princeton passed away Friday, March 7, 2014, at Serenity House in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

She was born March 10, 1936, in Chicago to George and Gladys (Smith) Craig. She married Fredrick Snyder. He preceded her in death in 1966. She then married William Bruce. He also preceded her in death.

She worked in many fields, had many talents and excelled at all. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in River Grove, where she served as president. Georgenne spent a lot of time cooking and entertaining for family and friends. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting, and donating the items to many hospitals and veteran organizations. Her greatest accomplishments were her family.

She is survived by her children, Catherine (Tim) Colassaco, Harvey (Mary) Snyder, Nancy (Gil) Snyder, Florence (Rick) Johnson, Sandra (Brad) Gourley and Eva (Paul) Sietsema; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two sisters, Audrey Morgan and Karen (Sonny) Ingles; one brother, George (Karen) Craig; and eight cousins. Surviving as well is her special companion and best friend, Alexis Ivanka Sietsema, Jack Russell Terrier.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; one sister, Juanita Snyder; and brother-in-law, Skip Morgan.

A Celebration of Life for Georgenne will be from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, March 10, at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton with Deacon Bernie Terpening officiating. A service will follow at noon. She is being gifted to The University of Iowa for the advancement of medical and scientific research.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family to later be given to Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh.com.

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