Gerald “Jerry” Arthur Bruff Jr., 61, of Coloma passed away on October 4th 2021.
He passed away at his home in company of loved ones.
Jerry was born in Saint Joseph Michigan to Joanne and Gerald Bruff Sr. He grew up with his siblings, Julie, Janet and Joe. Jerry enjoyed sports as a child, baseball being one of his favorites. He even played in little league. Anyone who knew him knows he was a fan of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears.
Jerry graduated from Coloma High School, became a computer programmer and later in life worked as a laborer for the Union.
Jerry was also an avid bowler and celebrated several 300 games, and in 1993 bowled an amazing 847 series at Wil-O-Paw Lanes in Coloma. He also received Superior Performance Hall of Fame Awards in 2016 and 2017 from Blossomland USBC Bowling Association.
Jerry was preceded in passing by his father Gerald A. Bruff Sr. , mother Joanne P. Bruff, sister Julie Cole and his long time partner Krista ‘Lucy’ Wilford. He is survived by his sister Janet Kline, brother Joseph Bruff and daughter Heather M. Mishler and three grandchildren.
Above all things Jerry was a wonderful father, brother, friend and devoted grandfather. He absolutely loved spending time with his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by many.
Per his wishes there will be no service.
Offer Condolence for the family of Gerald “Jerry” Arthur Bruff Jr.Print Obituary & Condolences
Prayers of comfort to the family. Played many cribage games after bowling with this guy. The first year I was on his team, J man bolwed a 800 series’ in the championship end is season match. Gifted bowler was awesome to watch. Always enjoyed my time with him. He will be missed 🙏
This man could bowl. He had an amazing hook. Nobody did it better. Truly outstanding. Extreme Bears and Cubs fanatic. Lets not forget the Chicago Bulls. Growing up the family would practically haunt Wrigley Field. The last thirty years we never kept in touch. The guilt weighs heavy with me. To let too much time pass. You always think there is time. However, as a lesson rarely learned, there is never enough. His untimely departure was, and still is shock and awe. Even though it has been three decades since I saw him last, does not mean I never thought of him. I did. He is sorely missed. At peace, Dad, at peace…
So sorry to learn of his.passing. I worked with him for many years. I loved his sense of humor I shall miss him.
Not enough words to describe this man he loved those cubs that made it easy to have something to talk about most grateful for his relationship with Heather over the past few years especially got to be a big part of our lives during the holidays for the past 5 years he stayed with at Christmas and the way he was with the kids was awesome a time they will never forget RIP Jerry
So very sorry to hear of his passing!! Jerry was a great guy to work with & will be missed by many💔
So sorry to hear about Jerry’s passing. While he was an active member of the St. Joe Cribbage Club, he did drive to Kalamazoo to participate in, not only our Cribbage Club regularly on Monday’s, but also our Euchre Club every Thursday. He was an excellent player and will be sorely missed. Rod
Jim and I are very saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing. We got acquainted through playing cribbage in Kalamazoo and looked forward and enjoyed playing on Monday night’s. He will be missed by everyone in our club. Our condolences to all his family.