Oct. 4, 2017 – Lomira, WI – Bruce J. Bintzler, 62, of Lomira, entered eternal life on October 3, 2017, at Thedacare Regional Hospital in Neenah.
He was born on June 14, 1955, in Plymouth, the son of the late Gilbert and Kathryn (nee Phipps) Bintzler and on June 5, 1973, he was united in marriage to Debra “Debbie” Nichols in Arizona.
Bruce was the owner and operator of Hometown Towing & Service in Lomira with his wife Debbie for 30 years. Before opening Hometown they owned and operated South Ave Garage in Lomira from 1982 until 1987.
Bruce was a Lomira Fire Department member since 1984, a past captain for 14 years, a first responder for 15 years, a member of the water barrel fighting team and a specialist code 3 instructor. He also was a committee member for the American Tribute Ride and Ride for Remembrance. Bruce was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Lomira where he and Debbie led and organized many mission trips throughout the United States. He enjoyed bowling, traveling and woodworking. Bruce’s greatest joys came from spending time with family, friends, going to his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events, and helping people in any way he could.
Those Bruce leaves behind to cherish his memory include his wife of 44 years and the love of his life, Debbie; two daughters, Jenifer (Tim) Jandre of Campbellsport and Amanda (Shawn) Ditter of Malone; two grandchildren, Samantha and Hunter Jandre both of Campbellsport; five sisters, Paula (Dave) Draves, Sara Bintzler, Sue (Tom) Darge, Jodi (Wally) Marceau, and Amy (Philip) Helmrick; two brothers, Chuck (Jean) Bintzler and Greg (Kristy) Bintzler; two sisters-in-law, Annette (Fran) Michels and Randy Nichols; a brother-in-law, Dennis Halle; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many, many friends.
In addition to his parents, Bruce was preceded in death by a sister, Shelly Halle; his parents-in-law, Lester and Mildred Nichols, and a brother-in-law, Roger Nichols.
A funeral service for Bruce will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 300 Church St., in Lomira with Rev. Rom Pegram officiating. Burial will follow on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Ebenezer Cemetery in the Town of Lomira.
The Bintzler family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Monday from Noon until the time of service. The Lomira Fire Department will have a Final Call for Bruce directly before the service at 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated and donations in Bruce’s honor will be made at a later date.
The Bintzler family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the Lomira First Responders, Theresa EMS, Flight for Life, and the Thedacare Staff especially nurse’s Mitch and Jenni for all the wonderful care they provided to Bruce. Also a special thank you to Pastor Rom Pegram and all their loving friends for the prayers, kind words, thoughts, and help throughout this whole time.
The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Bruce’s arrangements.