R. Bruce "Julio" LePard(1941 - 2014)

R. Bruce "Julio" LePard


Bruce "Julio" LePard, 72, died Saturday at the Madison County Memorial Hospital in Winterset. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Friday, April 4, at the Fireman's Hall (Winterset Fire Department) in Winterset. As per his request, his body has been cremated.

Bruce grew up in the Urbandale area and was a graduate of Urbandale High School. He was married to Susan Elizabeth Lakin and had resided in Winterset for many years. Bruce was a retired manager from US West. "Julio" had also served as a member of the Winterset Fire Department for 34 years before retiring.

Bruce is survived by his wife, Susan LePard of Winterset; children, Jane E. (Joe) Copeland of East Moline, IL and Robert D. LePard of Winterset; sister, Patricia Owen of Dothan, AL; grandchildren, Sara (Jeff) Cutkomp, Anna Copeland, Mary Copeland, and Blake LePard; and great grandchildren, Callie Cutkomp and Aria Cutkomp.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Burton and Thelma (Jordan) LePard; brothers, Donald LePard, and Gilbert LePard; and infant sister, Delores LePard.

Family will receive friends one hour prior to service time on Friday at the Fireman's Hall (Winterset Fire Department). Memorials given to the family will be directed to the Winterset Firefighters Association.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by McCalley-Collins Funeral Home in Winterset. Online condolences may be left at www.mccalleyfuneralhome.com.


Funeral Home

McCalley-Collins Funeral Home
505 E Court Ave Winterset, IA 50273

Published in Des Moines Register on Apr. 3, 2014