In Memory


Kim Bruschke

Obituary for Kim Bruschke  St. George, Utah

Kim LeRoy Bruschke, beloved husband, son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend passed away May 27, 2008, surrounded by his loving wife and children. He endured with faith and courage the trial of a rare form of cancer called cholangiocarcinoma. Kim was born March 22, 1947, to Albert Bernhardt and Zoe Pullman Bruschke in Salt Lake City. He graduated from East High School in 1965 and attended Weber State University. He then enlisted in the Marine Corps serving honorably in Vietnam as a radio operator earning the rank of corporal. After returning home he attended the University of Utah. He married Terri Sorenson. They were blessed with four wonderful and dear children: Joshua Kimble, Marcus Kimble, Kimberlee Ann and Emilee. Later divorced.

Kim learned the value of work at an early age from his parents. He was a dedicated and valued employee as he worked diligently to provide for his growing family. He found his work as a Utah Highway Patrol officer fun and rewarding. He worked for SWECO as a district manager. He was employed by Smith's Food and Drug for over 20 years as a store director, assistant store director, security and regional security director. He enjoyed his associations with the friends he met and continued to keep in touch with them. He drove bus 73 for the Washington County School District and had many rewarding experiences with the children and fellow employees.

On June 16, 2001, Kim married Susan Ericksen Balser. They were sealed for time and eternity on June 20, 2002, in the Manti Temple. They were the answer to each others' prayers. There was a special peace and comfort that came to both of them as they grew together in an eternal bond that includes the children and grandchildren he and Susan adore.

Kim had many interests including fast cars, biking, golfing, reading, exercising, listening to all kinds of music, and pets. He loved water fights, the ocean, a beautiful sunset, a good meal, and holding little babies. Kim has a special bond with his family and they have many sweet memories of Christmases, birthdays, vacations, and endearing times spent just being together. Kim was fun, carefree, and a great guy!

Kim was Elders' Quorum President and in the High Priest leadership. He had a special witness of Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. His testimony of the gospel was strong and when he shared it hearts were touched. He was never afraid to show his sincere emotions about things spiritual. He was a great example to all who knew him.

"Well done, thou good and faithful servant."

Kim is survived by his wife Susan, St. George; mother Zoe P. Bruschke, St. George; children and grandchildren: Joshua, Marcus (Brandi, Braxton, Maysen), Kimberlee (Rylee, Brandon), and Emilee (Ethan, Jayden) all Las Vegas; sisters: Leslye (Hal) Eckert, St. George/Salt Lake; Deborah (Lance) Duffield, Las Vegas; Tina (Warren) Taylor, Littleton, CO; and many loving relatives.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in the St. George 7th Ward LDS Chapel (449 S 300 E). Friends may call Friday evening, from 6-8 p.m. at the church and again Saturday morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Graveside services will be held Monday, June 2, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the Manti City Cemetery with military rites by the Manti American Legion Post #31. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook

The family would like to thank Dr. Rignell, Dr. Lemon and his caring staff, especially Sheila; also, the personal attention given by Ethan and Laurie of Hospice Alliance as well as their staff.

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