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Bruce Gebhardt, age 79, passed away Monday, October 21, 2013, at his home in Ripon Wisconsin. Bruce was born January 19, 1934 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was the second of two children born to Russell and Winifred Gebhardt. Bruce attended Elementary School in Milwaukee, WI and later moved to Ripon, WI where he attended high school. After graduating, Bruce enlisted in the Air Force and served in the Korean War. After returning from the service Bruce attended Ripon College and received his Bachelor's Degree in Math and Physics education. Later he attended UW-Madison where he earned a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Bruce taught in Central City, CO, at Green Lake High School, at UW-Oshkosh and UW-Madison, and L.P. Goodrich High School in Fond du Lac until his retirement in 1992. Bruce is survived by his wife Sharon, half-sister Sharon, sons Dean and Jim, daughter-in-law Deborah, nephews Mark, Rick, Luke, Matt and Chris Kittell, Mark and Troy Johnson, Cameron and Barton Toms, and niece Terrie Heideman. Bruce is preceded in death by his parents, nephew Russ Kittell, and sister Kay Kittell.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday November 1, 2013 at Fox Cities Funeral & Cremation Services, 3026 Jackson St. Oshkosh, WI from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Any memorials will be donated to Alzheimer's research.
Fox Cities Funeral and Cremation
3026 Jackson Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Oct. 27, 2013