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Ivan Keller Bruderer

November 26, 1925 ~ June 20, 2020 (age 94)

Obituary

Ivan Keller Bruderer, 94, was born November 26, 1925 in Logan, Utah,  to Conrad and Anna Ochsenbein Bruderer.  He was the sixth child of 15 children, 2 girls and 13 boys.  Ivan passed away peacefully on June 20, 2020 at his home in Auburn, Wyoming, with his loving wife at his side.  He received his schooling in Logan, Utah. He joined the US Navy in 1944 when he was 17 and served until 1946.  He was privileged to watch the original ‘little’ flag raised on the island of Iwo Jima.  When World War II ended, he was honorably discharged from the Navy.  He then served a two year mission in the Eastern States Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. He then finished high school and graduated from Logan High.
Ivan married his sweetheart,  Ellen May Keller, on August 19, 1949.  Their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls,  Idaho, Temple in May 1952. Ivan was employed at the Northwest Pipeline Company until his retirement in 1985. He was active in the Scouting program for many years and received his Silver Beaver award in 1996. He was active in the VFW in Auburn,  Wyoming, and served in multiple positions as an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.   He instilled in his children a love of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and all are active members of the church.   Ivan enjoyed hunting,  fishing, camping,
snowmobiling, being in the outdoors.  He loved serving the Lord and enjoyed serving in the Temple.  From 2001-2003, Ivan and EllenMay served an LDS mission  to Switzerland, in the land of his heritage.   During their marriage, Ivan and Ellen May lived in Pocatello, Idaho; Green River, Wyoming;  American Falls, Idaho; and Auburn,  Wyoming, where they made many lifelong friends. Ivan is survived by his wife of 70 years and  10 months, their children, RaNae and Wayne Georgeson, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Ron and Joan Bruderer,  Rock Springs, Wyoming; Ken and Linda Bruderer,  Lorraine, Ohio; Sharon and Lynn Anderson, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Alaina and Bill Funk,  American Falls,  Idaho; and Brad and Suzzette Bruderer, Rock Springs,  Wyoming.  Survivors include 27 Grandchildren,  62 great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.  He is also survived by one sister,  Ruth Swensen, and six brothers; Wesley,  Delbert, Raymond,  Arvil Dean, Dennis and Edwin Bruderer in addition to multiple nieces and nephews. Ivan was preceded in death by his parents, 7 siblings; brothers Lorin, Alma, Victor, Leonard, Melvin, Howard, and sister Virginia Alder; 2 grandchildren, Stratton Jay Bruderer and Melissa Nielsen, and one 
great-great granddaughter, Adalyn James Bruderer.  
My Sweetheart Ivan, I love you,  forever and ever you’ll be mine. Dad, you are deeply loved and will be sorely missed. 
The public viewing is Friday, June 26, 2020 from 6 to 9pm, at Schwab funeral home,  44 E 4th, Afton, Wyoming.   The family funeral is Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the Grover, WY, chapel,
1156 Highway 237, Grover, WY,  with a family viewing from 9:00-10:45 am, with funeral services beginning at 11am.
Ivan’s family wishes to thank all the nurses, doctors, friends and neighbors for all their many loving acts of service in Ivan’s behalf during these final months of Ivan’s life. We especially wish to give special thanks to the VA and Hospice personnel, namely, Hailey and Cheryl.Ivan Keller Bruderer, 94, was born November 26, 1925 in Logan, Utah,  to Conrad and Anna Ochsenbein Bruderer.  He was the sixth child of 15 children, 2 girls and 13 boys.  Ivan passed away peacefully on June 20, 2020 at his home in Auburn, Wyoming, with his loving wife at his side.  He received his schooling in Logan, Utah. He joined the US Navy in 1944 when he was 17 and served until 1946.  He was privileged to watch the original ‘little’ flag raised on the island of Iwo Jima.  When World War II ended, he was honorably discharged from the Navy.  He then served a two year mission in the Eastern States Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. He then finished high school and graduated from Logan High.
Ivan married his sweetheart,  Ellen May Keller, on August 19, 1949.  Their marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls,  Idaho, Temple in May 1952. Ivan was employed at the Northwest Pipeline Company until his retirement in 1985. He was active in the Scouting program for many years and received his Silver Beaver award in 1996. He was active in the VFW in Auburn,  Wyoming, and served in multiple positions as an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  He instilled in his children a love of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and all are active members of the church.  Ivan enjoyed hunting,  fishing, camping,
snowmobiling, being in the outdoors.  He loved serving the Lord and enjoyed serving in the Temple.  From 2001-2003, Ivan and EllenMay served an LDS mission  to Switzerland, in the land of his heritage.  During their marriage, Ivan and Ellen May lived in Pocatello, Idaho; Green River, Wyoming;  American Falls, Idaho; and Auburn,  Wyoming, where they made many lifelong friends. Ivan is survived by his wife of 70 years and  10 months, their children, RaNae and Wayne Georgeson, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Ron and Joan Bruderer,  Rock Springs, Wyoming; Ken and Linda Bruderer,  Lorraine, Ohio; Sharon and Lynn Anderson, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Alaina and Bill Funk,  American Falls,  Idaho; and Brad and Suzzette Bruderer, Rock Springs,  Wyoming.  Survivors include 27 Grandchildren,  62 great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.  He is also survived by one sister,  Ruth Swensen, and six brothers; Wesley,  Delbert, Raymond,  Arvil Dean, Dennis and Edwin Bruderer in addition to multiple nieces and nephews. The public viewing is Friday, June 26, 2020 from 6 to 9pm, at Schwab funeral home,  44 E 4th, Afton, Wyoming.  The family funeral is Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the Grover, WY, chapel,
1156 Highway 237, Grover, WY,  with a family viewing from 9:00-10:45 am, with funeral services beginning at 11am.
Ivan’s family wishes to thank all the nurses, doctors, friends and neighbors for all their many loving acts of service in Ivan’s behalf during these final months of Ivan’s life. We especially wish to give special thanks to the VA and Hospice personnel, namely, Cheryl and Ashley.

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Recording of Service


Services

Viewing
Friday
June 26, 2020

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Schwab Mortuary and Crematory
44 East 4th Ave.
Afton, WY 83110

Viewing
Saturday
June 27, 2020

9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Meadows Ward LDS Chapel
WY-237
Grover, WY 83122

Funeral Service
Saturday
June 27, 2020

11:00 AM
Meadows Ward LDS Chapel
WY-237
Grover, WY 83122

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
June 27, 2020

Afton Cemetery

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