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Bruce Zeller


1931 - 2017
Bruce Zeller Obituary
Bruce C. Zeller, 86, passed away peacefully on October 27, 2017, at Green House at Mirasol in Loveland, Colorado. Bruce was born June 8, 1931, in Vancouver, Washington to Asa "Ted" and Evelyn Hope (Hartung) Zeller. Bruce was raised in Battle Ground, WA, and attended Battle Ground High School, graduating class of 1949. He received his Master of Education at Central Washington College, and further pursued his Doctorate at University of Northern Colorado. Bruce is a Marine Corp veteran, and fought in the Korean War in 1950-1951. He married Betty Lee Warner on August 17, 1952 and together had four children, Michael, Susan, Jill, and Tim. Betty passed away in May of 1984. Bruce later married Elaine Nelson Halloran on September 14, 1985 and brought into his life four children, Mike, Colleen, Kevin, and Katie. Bruce taught for one year in Washington, then was hired by Berthoud High School as principal in 1960. He continued to work in the Thompson School District, also serving as Executive Director of Secondary Education, and ending his career as teacher at Thompson Valley High School in 1989. Bruce enjoyed fishing, reading, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, and watching his grandchildren play sports. Bruce is survived by his wife, Elaine Zeller of Loveland, his son Mike Zeller of Loveland, daughter Susan (Sean) Wheeler of Loveland, Jill (Bob Beblavi) Richardson of Aurora, and son Tim (Heather) Zeller of Loveland. He is also survived by his step-son Michael (Megan) Halloran of Loveland, step-daughter Colleen (Clark) Krabbenhoft of Loveland, step-son Kevin (Stacy) Halloran of Greeley, step-daughter Katie Halloran of Loveland, brother Bob (Audrey) Zeller of Oak Harbor, WA, sister Jan (Doug) Shaul of Battle Ground, WA, brother-in-law Gary (Karen) Nelson of Plano, TX, sister-in-law Marilyn (Dr. Michael) LaCrosse of Norfolk, NE, and sister-in-law Phyllis Nelson of Loveland. Bruce is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, as well as several neices and nephews. Bruce is preceded in death by his parents, first wife Betty, and brother-in-law Rick. Bruce's funeral service will be held Friday, November 3, 2017 at 11 a.m. with a visitation one hour prior at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Ft. Collins, CO. Burial will take place at Loveland Burial Park and a reception will follow at Redeemer Lutheran. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions out to Redeemer Lutheran Church. Friends and family may sign the online register book at Allnutt.com
Published in Loveland Reporter-Herald on Nov. 1, 2017
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