Bruce James Shurtz, age 65, of Comins, MI, passed away, unexpectedly, Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at his home.
Bruce was born in Detroit , Michigan on March 2, 1958 and grew up in Downriver, MI. He served his country in the U.S. Army, having special training in Panama and was stationed at Fort Lewis Washington. He met his first wife Tammy and started a family. He moved back to Rogers City, MI and attended Alpena Community College for automotive service repair. Bruce moved back to Downriver, MI where he met his current wife Annette. Together they expanded their family. Bruce worked as a Diesel Mechanic until his retirement in 2014, when the couple moved to Comins, MI. He was a member of The Luzerne American Legion Post and Mio Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge.
Surviving are his wife Annette Shurtz; Mother Delores Wilding; children: Brooke Shurtz and Jonathon (Bri) Shurtz ; stepdaughter Amanda (Adam) Phillips; grandchild Esmeralda (Esme) Phillips and several siblings.
Bruce was preceded in death by his father Gerald Shurtz, stepmother Marlene, brother Randy and step brother Chuck.
Visitation 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 PM on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at The Lashley Funeral Home, Mio, MI, Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at the funeral home, with Pastor Tony Petronico officiating. Military Honors offered by members of the Luzerne and Mio American Legion Posts and the Mio VFW. A luncheon will follow at Liberty Riders MC, 41 E. Miller Rd. Mio, MI 48647.
Donations may be directed to the family, for help with funeral costs.