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Bruce Fee

• Jan 13, 2019 at 2:52 PM

“There are those who will lead us, protect us each step of the way, from beginning to end, for each moment forever each day. Such a gift has been given, it can never be taken away.”

Bruce Lewis Fee was born on August 2nd 1956 in Pittsfield, Illinois to Edwin Fitch Fee and Hazel ‘Irene’ (Lewis) Fee. The youngest of four children, Bruce was raised on his father’s dairy farm, Barryview Farm, in Barry, Illinois. He was active in many clubs and sports throughout his childhood and high school days. Bruce graduated high school in 1974 and graduated from Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, Missouri in 1978 with a biology degree. In 1983 Bruce graduated with a Master’s Degree in Accounting and earned his CPA license. Bruce married his high school sweetheart, Jeanne Albers, on July 7th 1979. They welcomed their son, Nolan A. Fee and their daughter, Bridget A. Fee.

Bruce had a long and prestigious career working as an accountant for KPMG, Rubbermaid, GE, Baxter Healthcare, Grant Thornton International in Vancouver Canada, and recently at Eastman Chemical Company. Bruce enjoyed being in the outdoors; hiking the trails of Philmont, New Mexico with his son was one of his fondest memories. Becoming a Grandfather to Nolan’s son, Landon, was Bruce’s proudest moment. Bruce was a Master Mason and also served on the State Executive Committee for the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls in Illinois as the Financial Advisor.

When not working or participating in his children’s activities, Bruce lent a helping hand to those in need and always tried to assist people whenever possible. His humble, kind and conscientious nature will be truly missed by many people.

Bruce passed peacefully away on December 20, 2018 surrounded by his loving wife and children. Bruce is survived by his wife Jeanne, son Nolan Fee, daughter Bridget Fee, grandson Landon Fee, mother Irene Fee, sister Beverly (Richard) Hammond, brother Morris (Carol) Fee, Father in law Richard W. Albers, and many nieces and nephews. Bruce was preceded in death by his father Edwin Fee, sister Sandra (Paul) Montino, nephew Carl Montino and mother in law Harriett Albers.

A funeral will be held on January 19, 2019 at Wheeler United Methodist Church in Blountville, Tennessee, the family will start receiving friends at 10 a.m. with services to begin at 11 a.m. A celebration of Bruce’s life will be held in Illinois at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bruce’s honor can be made to the International Order for the Rainbow for Girls in Illinois for their College Scholarship fund.

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