Monday, May 13th, 2024
Bruce Paxson
Bruce Allen Paxson, age 62, of Coldwater, died May 9, 2024 at the Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He was born on November 9, 1961 in Bluffton, Indiana to Thomas Paxson of Pennville, Indiana and the late Patricia (Barnhart) Paxson. On October 16, 2017 Bruce married Darlene Buehler and she survives in Coldwater.
The couple has five children between them and all were loved as their own. Jeremiah Paxson of Portland, Oregon, Joseph Paxson of Helena, Montana, Staush Homan of Coldwater, Cody Homan & Fiancée Nikki Mora of Burkettsville, and Gina & Seth Hall of Celina. Bruce has the following grandchildren; Jade Paxson, McKenna Lonsway, Chance Hall and Kennedy Homan, with addition grandchildren; Cole, Mckaylyn and Maria Hall and Dieago and Chameron Mora. He is also survived by brothers, Wade Paxson of Helena, Montana, Zachary Paxson of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and sister, Jennifer Johnson of Helena, Montana, and In-laws, Doug Buehler (Deb Buehler Deseased) of St Henry, Oaky & Deb(Buehler) Roberts Jr of Portland, Indiana, and Mike & Deanna (Buehler)Reynolds of Murfreesboro, North Carolina.
Bruce was a 1981 graduate of Jay County High School. He joined the Army in 1981 and served for 17 years. During that time, Bruce served two tours of combat and completed 137 parachute drops before earning the honored distinction of becoming an Army Ranger. Above all, he loved the United States of America.
Bruce formerly worked for Cooper Farms as a truck driver. He always spoke fondly of the time he worked there and loved that group of people he worked with very much. Bruce's favorite pastime activities included anything or anywhere his wife Darlene was, she was the love of his life.
He will be deeply missed by his beloved doodle-dogs, Shelby, Mr. Weenie, and Rex. Bruce was also a Brother of the Freemasons.
Funeral Services will be held at 7PM on Sunday, May 19, 2024 at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Coldwater. Friends may call from 3PM to 7PM on Sunday at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Coldwater.
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The family extends a thank you to all the staff of Dupont Hospital, Lutheran Hospital and Stillwater Hospice for all of their support during this very trying time.
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