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Bruce R. Putman

d. December 14, 2019

Bruce R. Putman

Bruce R. Putman, 72, of Antwerp,  passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 while doing what he loved most, working on his farm.

Bruce was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on August 23, 1947, a son of the late Helen (Murphy) Dunderman and Gerald Putman.

He was a 1965 graduate fo Antwerp High School. Bruce went on to be a master tool maker, working for GTA Tool & Die and also owning his own tool & die shop in Antwerp. Bruce loved to hunt, fish and especially farm with his late step father, Raymond Dunderman. 

Bruce took great pride in the part he played as directing business representative & president of The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace workers, his membership in the Hicksville Masonic Lodge 188 and Leo Lodge 224, Mizpah Shrine Horse Patrol, the Scottish Rite, Waynedale American Legion Post 241 & Antwerp VFW Post 5087. 

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Becky, whom he married Sept. 14, 1996; children Chad (Courtney) Smith & Bryan (Danielle) Smith; grandchildren, Samantha, Alex, Ashlynn & Greyson Smith; Plus double 1's; sister, Mary Jo Schoenauer and many step siblings.

Bruce was also preceded in death by his brother, Robert.

His funeral service is 10:30 am, with viewing, 9:30 - 10:15 am on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 at Antwerp United Methodist Church, 202 E. River St. Antwerp.

Viewing is also 2-7 pm with Masonic rites at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 at Dooley Funeral Home, 202 W. River St, Antwerp.

He will be laid to rest at Maumee Cemetery.

PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS AND OTHER TRIBUTES!  Bruce would want you to make a donation for the college education of his grandchildren who meant the world to him to Rebecca Putman. 

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Funeral Service

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Antwerp United Methodist Church

202 E River St, Antwerp, OH 45813

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