Nathaniel ‘Bruce’ Inman
Rockford: Funeral services for Bruce Inman, 76, of Rockford, will be 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the United Methodist Church in Marble Rock with Pastor Dennis Burns officiating. Burial will be in the Westside Cemetery in Marble Rock with Veterans Honors by Stroud Gates Post 387 American Legion of Marble Rock.
Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the Marble Rock Methodist Church.
Bruce was born on July 17, 1942, in Rockford, Floyd County, Iowa the son of Loren and N. Darleen (Johnson) Inman and died on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Mercy One in Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. He received his education in public school graduating from Rockford High School in 1960. He attended Mason City Junior College, Wayne State College in Nebraska, and finally, Winona State College in Winona MN
Bruce proudly served in the United States Army which instilled in him a love for his country and other veterans. He spent many hours in service to his community with military functions. He was honorably discharged from the Service as an E5.
Bruce worked for the Coop in Rockford. One day when checking a grain bin silo dust vent he looked across toward Charles City. He could see the Tornado that leveled Charles City in the 60’s he took his 5 gallon gas can and his chain saw and headed for the city to help. When he arrived the firefighters put him to work checking for operable fire hydrants. He was always willing to help anyone in need.
Next he worked for Sherman Williams in Charles City. Bruce worked for Hillman trucking, for farmer Bob Fischer of Rockford, Trettin Inc. of Rockford, and finally for Mike Sinning.
He was active in 4-H with Amanda, volunteered at the Floyd County Fair in Charles City, and was awarded the Iowa FFA Degree. Bruce was a manager at RRMR for the Football and Basketball Teams. He was a member of the City Council in Rockford and delivered congregate meals for years.
Bruce was a member of the United Methodist Church in Marble Rock where he served on the Board of Trustees, the Leadership Committee and the SPRC. He was very active in the American Legion Post 387 of Marble Rock where he served as Commander for several years
He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Vicki Inman of Rockford, daughter Amanda Inman, Rockford; sister Nancy (Lawrence) Schmitt, Charles City, nieces and nephews Lucian (Stena) Schmitt, Charles City, Dawn (Todd) Beukema, Bondurant, IA, Daniel (Stephanie) Schmitt, Charles City, 2 great nieces and 2 great nephews, many friends.
Bruce was preceded in death by his brother Lucian and his parents.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the family at P.O. Box 219 Greene, Iowa 50636.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Retz Funeral Home, 423 Bradford St., Marble Rock, Iowa. 641-823-4457 www.retzfh.com