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Bruce “Big Bruce” Lee Eldridge, 40, of Rossville

Bruce “Big Bruce” Lee Eldridge, 40, of Rossville, passed away at 9:24 p.m., Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Bruce was born on February 18, 1974, in ___________, the son of Marvin and Mary Jane “Janey” (Loden) Eldridge.  He married Jennitta Thacker, in 2005 in Newport, Indiana.  She survives.
He is also survived by two daughters- Rose Eldridge of Marion, Ohio and Kaitlyn Eldridge of Hoopeston; three sons- Marvin Eldridge of Clinton, Indiana, David and Allen Eldridge of Marion, Ohio; mother- Janey (Allen) Mertz of Rossville; father- Marvin Eldridge of Mesa, Arizona; one brother- Anthony Mertz of Joliet, Illinois; two sisters- Rose (David) Kiser and Christina (Pete) Gossett of Rossville; special friend- Brittani Pickett of Hoopeston; and all of the Loden Family.
He was preceded in death by his sister- Brandy Mertz.
Bruce attended the Rossville United Methodist Church.  Bruce was always known as a neat freak and he enjoyed listening to music.  He also loved spending time with his friends and making new friends.
A Celebration of Bruce’s Life will be at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Brown-Alkire Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Carl Mesiti officiating.  Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Following the services cremation rites will be accorded.  Memorials may be made to the family.  The family has entrusted the Brown-Alkire Funeral Chapel to assist them in honoring Bruce’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on Bruce’s memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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