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Bruce L. Brethauer

June 4, 1950 — April 24, 2024

Saginaw, Michigan

Bruce L. Brethauer

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In Memory of Bruce Brethauer


Beloved father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, Bruce Brethauer passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. He was 73. Born on June 4, 1950, in Lansing, Michigan, Bruce was the son of the late Louis and Esther (Glumm) Brethauer. 


A proud Spartan, he graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and served his country with honor as a member of the National Guard. When thinking of Bruce, many will remember him in his trademark Members Only jacket, black Gibson T-shirt and jeans. Bruce found his greatest passion and expression through music, particularly rock & roll. He performed with his brothers, Brian and Barry, in various bands, including as lead guitarist and lead vocalist. Bruce also loved jamming out with his younger brother, Brent. 


Beyond his musical talents, Bruce was a pillar of love and support for his daughter, Lisa, and grandchildren, Edie and Ashie. They were his pride and joy. He also enjoyed talking politics and baseball with his son-in-law, Amir. He is survived by them along with Brian, Barry (Patti), sister-in-law Chris and numerous nieces and nephews: Ryan, Kevin, Olivia, Alarik, Kirsten, Megan, Tricia (his favorite hair stylist) and Erik, who became a close friend in his final years. Bruce's passing was preceded by his parents and brothers, Brent and Billy. 


May Bruce rest in peace, knowing he was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed.


Funeral Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at W. L. Case and Company Funeral Directors, 4480 Mackinaw Rd, Saginaw, MI 48603. Rev. Julie Bailey will officiate. Friends may visit with the family from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the funeral chapel. Committal will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 6, 2024, at Oakwood Cemetery, with Military Honors under the auspices of the United States Army and American Legion Post 22. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Major Chords for Minors. Please share your condolences and memories with the family at the visitation, service, or online at https://www.casefuneralhome.com .

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Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

W. L. Case and Company - Mackinaw

4480 Mackinaw Road, Saginaw, MI 48603

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Visitation

Thursday, May 2, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

W. L. Case and Company - Mackinaw

4480 Mackinaw Road, Saginaw, MI 48603

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Funeral Service

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

W. L. Case and Company - Mackinaw

4480 Mackinaw Road, Saginaw, MI 48603

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Committal with Military Honors

Monday, May 6, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

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