Age 71, went to be with his Lord on May 4, 2013. Bruce was born September 20, 1941, in Dowagiac, MI, to Carlyn and Eva Behrmann. He earned his Master’s degree from Michigan State University. Bruce dedicated over 30 years to police work, with the last 28 years with the Lansing Police Department, retiring in 1993. From there, he worked at Frank Reynolds Law Firm as a private investigator, ending his career working at the Hall of Justice. He was a member of South Church, and the FOP where he had once served as president.
Surviving are: his wife of 31 years, Joy; 3 daughters, Cheryl (Butch) Lenneman of Grand Ledge, Toni Hooks of Lansing and Tami (Jon) Kooiman of Grand Haven; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at South Church, 5250 Cornerstone Dr., Lansing, with Pastor Don Denyes officiating. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation in memory of Bruce Behrmann.