Michael Bruha

August 1, 1952 - January 18, 2022

Michael  Bruha


Michael Bruha, 69, of Belvidere, IL passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022 in his home. Mike was born August 1, 1952 in Richland Center, WI the son of Bernerd and Violet Bruha. Mike married Elizabeth Ryman (nee Kiner) on October 15, 1994 in Belvidere, IL. Mike worked for Dean Foods in Belvidere for 43 years after which he worked part time as a truck driver hauling milk. Mike loved spending time with his family and will be missed by all.

Mike is loved and missed by his wife, Beth; children, Michael (Tracie) Bruha of Peoria, Brandon (Molly) Bruha of Farmington, MN, Brian (Heather) Bruha of Libertyville; step-children, Kate (Jim) Fiebrandt of Raleigh, NC, Scott (Jessica Perushek) Ryman of Madison; grandchildren, Damien, Casey, Neleh, Calhoun, Caton, Coran, and Gretchen. Also surviving are his siblings Lynn Bruha, Angela Ring, and Dayton (Rita) Bruha. 

Mike is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Linda.

Cremation rites have been accorded. In memory of Mike, Memorials to Northern Illinois Hospice. 

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Wishing you peace as you treasure your memories of your time spent together. May family and friends help you through this journey. Prayers to all of you

Dianna Annabel 2022-01-28T20:34:59

Our sincerest condolences to you Beth and your family. You are in our prayers

Scott & Deb Schwebke 2022-01-25T21:19:07

Joe and I are so very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Our hearts go out to and your family. May Mike rest in peace. Thinking of you Beth at this very sad time. In prayer and love, Joe and Eunice Beckman

Sarah E7 Beckman 2022-01-24T15:40:35

So sorry for your loss. Hoping your memories help you find peace. A hug for you❤️

Jeannine Wensky 2022-01-23T15:42:14

We are saddened by Mike’s passing, but so very glad to have known him. I cherish the memory of your wedding and the times of friendly conversation. Thank you for sharing him with us!

Candis Pomykala 2022-01-23T14:45:13

Beth, I will be praying for you and your family during this time. Your friend, Robert “Bob” Bowley

Robert Bowley 2022-01-22T17:29:59

Sorry for your loss. Words escape me. We will miss hearing his milk hauling stories when he would get a break from dishes at the church dinners. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Dean and Iris

Dean Page 2022-01-22T14:30:08

Mike was always such a joy to be around. Such a sweet man. He will be missed.

Michelle McCarthy 2022-01-21T14:46:54

Beth & Family,
I’m so sorry to hear about Mike. I know he isn’t suffering any longer and that’s what we want for our loved ones. I know the sadness that comes with missing them once they’ve been promoted to heaven and I’m sorry for the pain you feel now.
Hugs to all of you and please let Carlos and I know if you need anything.
Lori & Carlos (Birdie’s Mom & Dad)

Lori Diaz Ruiz 2022-01-21T12:25:09

Beth and family,
Our hearts are with you during this time of loss. There are no words we can offer to you to bring peace and comfort. May the presence of God be with you as you navigate these days. Mike and Danice Loveridge

Danice Loveridge 2022-01-21T09:48:14

Beth I am so sorry to read about the passing of Mike. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Nita and Randy Baier 2022-01-21T09:47:10

Bath we are so sorry of Mike’s passing we are thinking of you and the family in prayer 🙏. We will all Miss Mike he was a great man.

Bruce &Pam 2022-01-21T08:36:02

Beth – I am so sorry for your loss. I surround you and your family in love and prayers.

Kathy Williams 2022-01-20T19:17:56

Beth and Kate, so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. You will be in my thoughts and I’ll say some prayers for all of you. Hope your sorrow quickly heals and your great memories ease your grief.

Mary E Ianni 2022-01-20T17:05:08

Beth we are so sorry to hear of Mikes passing Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family May God bring comfort in this time I will cherish our times together for ever May God uphold you I will miss him greatly Love Larry and Karen

Larry Potter 2022-01-20T16:32:59

Dear Beth, I have wonderful memories of your family and the times we spent together at Everbold and at horse shows with our girls. Mike was a great dad and I know you will miss your dear companion, husband and friend. He was always upbeat and a delight to be around. Such a solid human being. My sincere condolences to you, Kate, and Scott.

Lorie Langan 2022-01-20T16:00:27

We are so sorry to hear about Mike. We’ve always enjoyed anytime we ran into both of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Big hugs
Jim and Dinah Laseman

Dinah Laseman 2022-01-20T15:29:14

We are so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing,Jim worked with Mike at Dean’s we attended many company parties and Deans functions with Mike,We enjoyed knowing him through the years.Sincerely Jim and Cheryl Fassett

Jim Fassett 2022-01-20T15:21:29

Beth: I am so saddened to hear about Mike. There are no words that can make this better. Keep your memories of your life together close in your heart, those memories will become sweeter with time. Sending love to you and your family.

Debbie Grissom 2022-01-20T15:21:22

Beth, we are so very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Larry and Nora

Nora Ohlsen 2022-01-20T14:49:59

Beth and your family,
So very sorry, Prayers for you all. God bless. Lots of Hugs, Karry and Vicki Wenger

Vicki and Karry Wenger 2022-01-20T14:19:15

So sorry to read of Mike’s passing. Thinking of you during this difficult time and sending a BIG hug to you and your family.

Sue & Roger Cadie 2022-01-20T14:07:50

Beth I’m so very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Kathy Winnie 2022-01-20T14:00:02

Beth so very sorry for your loss of your husband and father ,my thoughts and prayers are with you ,Wendy Pearson

For Beth Bruha and Family 2022-01-20T13:43:53

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss.

Bobby and Diana Thomas 2022-01-20T13:00:09


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