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Bruce Douglas Kleinsteuber

Bruce Douglas Kleinsteuber

September 12, 2022

Bruce Douglas Kleinsteuber

KLEINSTEUBER, Bruce Douglas – Peacefully and surrounded by his family at the Louise Marshall Hospital on Monday, September 12, 2022 in his 79th year. Cherished husband of Sharon Kleinsteuber (née Watson) for 52 years. Beloved father of John Kleinsteuber and his wife Michele, Anne Kleinsteuber, and Willy Kleinsteuber. Loving grandfather of Jenna and Jake Kleinsteuber; Brianna Hoos and her fiancé TJ McNeil, Emma and Hannah Hoos. Dear brother of Pat Watkins and brother-in-law of Isabelle Watson, Ross Watson and his wife Mary, Dale Watson and his wife Lynda, Marcia MacIntyre and her husband Mike, Dianne Leith and her husband Steve, and Gloria Watson. Predeceased by brothers Dennis and Robert Kleinsteuber and brother-in-law Leonard Watson. Also remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Bruce was a hard-working man, dedicated to his family and serving others. He served as a Missionary in six countries: Panama, Spain, Bolivia, Texas, Mexico and Honduras. He was an electrician with IBEW Local 804 for over 50 years. Bruce was a talented and avid builder – having built over 15 houses in his lifetime. His work ethic and zest for life will live on in his family. 

Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church, 116 Fergus Street North, Mount Forest, on Friday, September 16th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the church on Saturday, September 17th at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Cochrane Cemetery, next door to their home in Plumeville. In keeping with Bruce’s wishes, casual attire is welcome for the visitation and service. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bruce are asked to consider Cancer Patient Services, the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation or First Baptist Church. Arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest. 


So, Bruce has gone home to glory. I hadn't heard about that and so sorry for Sharon and the family, just wanted to express my condolences to all of you. He will be missed sorely missed! My prayers are with you all. Rev Nan

— Nan St Louis, November 29, 2022

My condolences to the Kleinsteuber family. I had the pleasure of working with Bruce on the tools as well as lending a hand on one of the houses he built. He taught me a lot from his vast wealth of knowledge.

Trevor Hindmarsh IBEW Local 804

— Trevor Hindmarsh, September 27, 2022

Dear Sharon Sorry for your loss

— Glenn Love, September 24, 2022

Dear Sharon and Family,
My condolences in this difficult time, might God continue to comfort your hearts. I was blessed to meet Sharon and Bruce during their time at Rio Grande Bible Institute in Texas. The memory I have was when I was offered to lead a missionary trip to my state in Zacatecas, Mexico and Bruce was going to be the driver. The trip from the Edinburg Tx. to Zacatecas was a going to be almost 8 hours and Bruce was more than ready to do it. He will come every day to the girls dorm to ask me how the plans were doing because he wanted things to be done the best because that was the way he served Jesus. His work ethic challenged me to do my best not only in serving Jesus but in anything I do. We didn’t have enough people for the drama team and he was willing to help out even do was something new for him. He was one of the pantomime characters in the drama and he did it with dedication and excellence. I’m grateful and blessed to have met Bruce. The second picture is with the whole church in Villa de Cos, Zacatecas which was the first Presbyterian Church founded in Mexico and to where we did the missionary trip. Bruce and Sharon are in the far back to the left.

— Basty Cordero, September 17, 2022

To the Kleinsteuber family and loved ones.
Very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you all. Peace be with you.

— Bart Penwarden, September 17, 2022


— FRED AND DIANNE HOEHN, September 17, 2022

Sincere sympathy to you Sharon and all your family. A huge loss of a life well-lived, but wonderful memories can never be erased.
Love and blessings8

— Ron and Cathy Pegg, September 17, 2022

Dear John, Michelle, Jenna and Jake

I am so sorry about the loss of your father and grandfather. You are in my thoughts at this difficult time.


Jay Gauci.

— Jay Gauci, September 17, 2022

Sharon & Family

Our condolences on the loss of your husband, father & grandpa
May you find comfort in your memories of a wonderful person and all that he did for others
Thinking of you at this difficult time

— Bill & Kathy REEVES, September 16, 2022

Bruce may the Lord have you in his reign, may the Lord give your family and love ones strength. We will have you forever in our hearts.

— Bianca Canales, September 16, 2022

Dear Sharon,
We cherish our memories of Bruce, from RGBI to Santa Cruz. You guys made those days of new beginnings so much easier for us and we've yet to play Big Boss Little Boss without knocking on the table and thinking of Bruce. We celebrate Bruce's life with you and are so deeply sorry for this loss. All our love to you and your family. XO- Rod & Anne

— Rod & Anne Heppell, September 16, 2022

Sharon and family, our sincere condolences on the loss of Bruce. He will be greatly missed. Love, Carol and Roger Woods.

— Carol and Roger Woods, September 16, 2022

Sharon and Family
You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

— Grant and Susan Lawson, September 16, 2022

Sharon and family. Our sincere condolences to all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

— Joe & Katheryn Meyer, September 16, 2022

So sorry to hear of your loss John and Michelle, my condolences to the Kleinsteuber family.

— Clint Oakes, September 16, 2022

Dear Sharon and Family
My deepest sympathy to you all.... may Bruce Rest in Peace.... Sincerely Betty Johnston

— Betty Johnston, September 16, 2022

Dear Sharon and family
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss and send you our deepest sympathies.

— Reg and Colleen Nicholson, September 16, 2022

Dear Sharon, John and Michelle, Anne, Willy and families
We extend our heartfelt sympathies on the passing of Bruce, your loving husband and father. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Sincerely Joe and Faye

— Joe and Faye Meulensteen, September 16, 2022

Dear Sharon and family. So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Bruce was an amazing man and a wonderful friend as are you all. Thinking back on many years of sharing our lives. God is our comforter in all this as only he can be and now Bruce is with his saviour. Glory be to God.

— Debbie (Rigby) and Stan Haycock, September 16, 2022

To Sharon and all of your family. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bruce. I had the the pleasure of meeting and working for him at North Country Country donuts. He was a very good boss and person. My thoughts are with u all.

— Karen Rave, September 16, 2022

Dear Sharon & family; so very sorry and surprised to hear of Bruce's passing. We apologize for being unable to attend the visititation, but please know that we extend our deepest sympathy to all and we're keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and in the difficult days ahead. May God comfort you and give you peace in the many memories you have of a wonderful man; he will be missed by many.

— Brian, Janice, Sabrina & Curtis Duncan, September 16, 2022

Dear Sharon and family. I am so sorry for your loss of Bruce. Sending my deepest condolences and hugs to you and your family
Dorothy Terry. (Ferguson)

— Dorothy Terry, September 16, 2022

Grief never ends, it does soften, it is the price we pay for love, our sincere condolences Sharon and family.

— John & Bonnie Ross, September 16, 2022

Sharon and all the family,
As you remember the love, as you mourn the loss, may you also celebrate the life. May the healing hands of time and the timeless love of God carry you gently through the coming days.
Donna Clark

— Donna Clark, September 16, 2022

My condolences to John and all the Kleinsteuber family on his passing

— Dr Hugh Perrin, September 15, 2022

Sharon and family. So sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Bob and Sylvia Hunter

— Bob and Sylvia Hunter, September 15, 2022

Our sincere sympathy, he will be missed.

— Doug and Carolyn Leith, September 15, 2022

So sorry to hear of your husband Bruce. We sure enjoyed our time of getting to know each other through the Church.He will be missed. Our prayers are for you and your family right now

— Bill &Lois Cunnningham, September 15, 2022

Sharon and family, I’m so sorry to hear about Bruce passing. He was a friendly and pleasant man to be around. My sincere sympathy for your loss.

— Mary Jo Chapman, September 15, 2022

My sincere sympathy

— Eleanor Keith, September 15, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers to the family.
Bill and Pat Stortz and family.

— Pat and Bill Stortz, September 15, 2022

Our prayers and best wishes go out to ALL of the Kleinsteuber and Watson families. Bruce was a wonderful Christian man with a love for others. We will miss his great smile and cheerful words of encouragement. Although we will miss him, Heaven will be blessed to have him. God Bless each one. Garn & Barb

— Garn & Barb Troyer, September 15, 2022

My sincere condolences to Sharon and family on the loss of Bruce. May he Rest In Peace.

— Sharon Wilson, September 15, 2022

We are very sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. We offer our condolences with the thoughts of your family and friends in mind.
I had the great pleasure to work with Bruce when I was a young man. He was very talented in his craft and took the time to teach me many skills. Bruce was a mentor , partner and a friend. He will be truly missed by all .

Brian Henry IBEW Local 804

— Brian Henry, September 15, 2022

Sharon and family, our deepest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Jim and Ruth Penwarden

— Ruth Penwarden, September 15, 2022

Our Sincere Heartfelt Sympathy Sharon and all of Bruce's Family. May his soul Rest In Peace. Sincerely, Bob and Mary I McIntee

— Bob and Mary I. McIntee, September 14, 2022

Sharon, such a shock to read of the death of Bruce. I wonder if he will be building in Heaven? It is quite a while since I saw you both. God bless you as you adjust to life without him. I will be praying for you.

— Meg Pritty, September 14, 2022

Deb and I loved Bruce’s zeal to serve Jesus and his joy at playing games and winning those games. We appreciated that he was a man after God’s heart. He sought to serve the Lord in many practical ways and always with a smile! We extend our condolences to Sharon and the rest of the family! Today Bruce’s faith is now sight! “Well done good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of God’s presence!”

— Bill and Deb Finch, September 14, 2022

Dear Sharon and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathies at this time.

— Linda Ross, September 14, 2022

Condolences to Sharon and the families

— John & Janet Moore, September 14, 2022

My deepest condolences to the entire Kleinsteuber and Watson families. Bruce will be missed .

— Karen K Switzer, September 14, 2022

To Sharon and Family, Our sincere condolences to you all at this time, praying for comfort and peace.
Love In Christ
Jeff Lyddon & Renita Elzinga

— Jeff Lyddon, September 14, 2022

Dear Kleinstuber Family,

I'm so sorry for the loss of our brother Bruce. I remember Bruce as a kind, loving, and caring God's man. I remembered I was 10 years old when I met him in Honduras. He always told me: ¡Lauren, mi amiga! He had a huge impact in people and in my life. I always going to remember him as a wonderful person. He will be missed. From Yuri, Jenny, Lauren, Harold, Alejandro & Sofia from Honduras.

— López Ochoa Family, September 14, 2022

Sharon & family- Sincere condolences on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

— Doris Carmount, September 14, 2022

Dear friend and sister Sharon, God of comfort and strength in such a hard trial, God fill the void that you feel at this moment, I support you from Honduras in prayer with love and affection, member of the Ágape Christian Church. With love and brotherhood of Fátima Valladares.

— Fatima Lorena Valladares Servellón, September 14, 2022

Dear Sharon and family, we want you to know we will be praying for you now and days to come. We too have lost a really good friend. We will always consider you as one of our best friends when working together in Bolivia and there after. We loved playing big boss with Bruce and ohhhh how he loved to win and watch out that no one would cheat. Most of all we cherish his love for the Lord and his service to the Lord. Sending hugs and love from Bolivia South America

— Jake & Dorothy Fehr, September 14, 2022

Sharon and Family. Sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this time of loss.

— John and Millie Lamont, September 14, 2022

Sincere condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and we are very grateful for everything he did in our church IGLESIA CRISTIANA ÁGAPE

— Jose avila, September 14, 2022

Sincere condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Wayne and Sandra Lytle

— Wayne and Sandra Lytle, September 14, 2022

Dear Sharon and Family,
Our most sincere condolences at this difficult time. We always kept an eye on Bruce’s latest building projects as we drove by.
He will be missed by so many that you both helped over the years in ministry.
Jim and Oriole

— Jim and Oriole Blyth, September 14, 2022
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