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Bruce M. Colley


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Bruce M. Colley Obituary
Bruce M. Colley
PEORIA - Bruce M. Colley, 75, of Peoria died Monday, October 15, 2018, at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
He was born on December 19, 1942, in Binghamton, NY, to Josiah and Helen (Perkinson) Colley. He married Margaret Ebert on July 11, 1970, in Washington, IL. She survives.
Also surviving are his brother, Dr. David (Barbara) Colley of Branford, CT; nieces, Anne Colley of New York, NY, and Erin (Mark) Monroe of Hartford, CT; brother-in-law, Bob (Sherry) Ebert of Washington; sister-in-law, Donna Duncan of Peoria; niece, Connie Gee of Washington; and nephew Curt Ebert of Henry.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one nephew, Chris Ebert.
Bruce received his Bachelors Degree from Denison University and his Masters Degree from the University of Cincinnati. He worked in Parts Marketing and Dealer Operations for Caterpillar, Inc. for 32 years until retiring in 2001. Bruce and Marg lived in Fresno, CA, Denver, CO, and Hong Kong, prior to returning to Peoria in 1980. Bruce served in the U.S. Army Reserves and was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He was a member of Arrowhead Golf Club, where he had most of his 7 holes-in-one, the Central Illinois Parkinson's Support Group and was affectionately known as "Tequila" at Rock Steady Boxing
Cremation will be accorded and a celebration of life will be at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service, on Friday, October 19, 2018, at Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Central Illinois Parkinson's Support Group, Rock Steady Boxing and Lutheran Hillside Village Foundation.
Words of comfort can be shared with the family at www.woosley-wilton.com.

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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Oct. 16 to Oct. 18, 2018
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