Bruce Edward AmonetteBruce Edward Amonette, age 74, died peacefully after a courageous battle of brain cancer, under the care of hospice at Wellbridge in Pinckney, Michigan on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Bruce was born to Edward and Maxine Amonette on September 19, 1944, in Detroit, Michigan and grew up in Allen Park, Michigan. Bruce graduated from Allen Park High School and then went on to study English Literature at Jackson Community College. In 1966, Bruce was drafted into the Armed Forces, serving his country during the Vietnam War. In 1968, Bruce was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army.
Later in life, Bruce eventually settled in Fowlerville, Michigan where he began his life-long career as a hardworking dairy farmer. Bruce truly enjoyed the outdoors as an avid hunter and fisherman. Bruce retired from dairy farming and moved to Rockford, Michigan where he continued his love of fishing and caring for small livestock during his retirement years. In addition, he enjoyed traveling which included many fishing adventures in Italy.
Bruce is survived by his children: Danielle (Rick) Todd and Leslie (Thomas Jones) Byrd and their mother Jo Ann Hague; six grandchildren: Paige Amonette, Gabriel Todd, Nathaniel Todd, Noah Todd, Isabella Todd and Brooke Byrd; sister: Patricia (Raymond - deceased) Rohde; brother: Jim (Kathy) Amonette, and close companion: Priscilla Hankins. Bruce was preceded in death by his parents.
Bruce was laid to rest with military honors at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan on April 26, 2019, surrounded by the love of his immediate family.