E. Russell “Russ” Bruce, 78, of Berrien Springs entered into Eternal Rest on Sept. 5, 2020, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Russ was born Jan. 1, 1942, in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., to Gail D. and Elizabeth “Betty” Bruce. He graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School and pursued higher education through Western Michigan University and Grand Valley State University, with an emphasis on history.