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Bruce Warren Rische

September 23, 1951 — July 20, 2023


Bruce Warren Rische


Bruce Warren Rische, age 71, passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2023, in Kerrville, Texas. Bruce was born on September 23, 1951; to loving parents, James Irwin Rische and Frances Dee Murphree Rische in Long Beach, California. Bruce graduated from Bellflower High School in Bellflower, California.  As soon as he graduated, he enlisted in the Navy, and served his Country for 20 years.  He served in Vietnam, and has supported the Wounded Warriors Project for many years.  Everyone who met Bruce loved his big personality and his kindheartedness. 


 He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Frances Rische; and wife, Gloria Deardorf Rische.


Bruce is survived by his two sisters, Dinah Lynn (Randall) Brown, Mary Kathleen (David) Lupinski; nieces, Roni Leigh (Ryan) Opeka and Randi Lynn (Addison) Evans; stepson, William Edward (Angela); grand nephews, Henry and Owen Opeka; Grand Neices, Marlow Opeka, Addilynn and Drew Evans; Step grandson, Gavin Lewis.


A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, September 15, 2023, at 1pm at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery located at 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, Texas 78209.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.


Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kerrville Funeral Home (830)895-5111.

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Graveside Service

Friday, September 15, 2023

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209

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