Donald Berry
B: 1941-07-05
D: 2020-10-25
View Details
Berry, Donald
Frank Cruttenden
B: 1940-10-12
D: 2020-10-17
View Details
Cruttenden, Frank
Walter Eavey
B: 1933-01-09
D: 2020-10-11
View Details
Eavey, Walter
Yvonne Gabos
B: 1937-01-22
D: 2020-10-09
View Details
Gabos, Yvonne
Mary Cole
B: 1937-03-02
D: 2020-10-05
View Details
Cole, Mary
Leo Colburn
B: 1940-11-01
D: 2020-10-05
View Details
Colburn, Leo
Linda Beute
B: 1948-07-13
D: 2020-10-05
View Details
Beute, Linda
Rick Thompson
B: 1953-07-31
D: 2020-10-03
View Details
Thompson, Rick
Betty Barnum
B: 1937-07-10
D: 2020-10-01
View Details
Barnum, Betty
Doris Campbell
B: 1925-11-26
D: 2020-09-25
View Details
Campbell, Doris
Tracy Dekker
B: 1970-02-25
D: 2020-09-19
View Details
Dekker, Tracy
Marcia Kidder
B: 1945-06-19
D: 2020-09-19
View Details
Kidder, Marcia
Nancy Nash
B: 1927-12-22
D: 2020-09-09
View Details
Nash, Nancy
Alice VanderSchuur
B: 1925-02-10
D: 2020-08-31
View Details
VanderSchuur, Alice
Patricia Sullivan Jatal
B: 1926-04-15
D: 2020-08-29
View Details
Sullivan Jatal, Patricia
Fred Herring
B: 1934-02-23
D: 2020-08-21
View Details
Herring, Fred
Robert Fruin
B: 1942-09-27
D: 2020-08-20
View Details
Fruin, Robert
Lee Hoke
B: 1938-03-31
D: 2020-08-19
View Details
Hoke, Lee
Donald Nottingham
B: 1942-11-25
D: 2020-08-17
View Details
Nottingham, Donald
Nancy Henriksson
B: 1957-09-30
D: 2020-08-13
View Details
Henriksson, Nancy
Walter Brehm
B: 1934-10-11
D: 2020-08-09
View Details
Brehm, Walter


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
133 E. Orchard Street
P.0. Box 217
Delton, MI 49046
Phone: (269) 623-5461
Fax: (269) 623-3188
Bruce Drenten

Bruce Jack Drenten

Thursday, November 14th, 1940 - Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Bruce Drenten, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Bruce Drenten

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Bruce's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Bruce's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist



On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, Bruce Jack Drenten, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away at the age of 79. His final days were spent surrounded by family that Bruce had touched in some small way throughout his very memorable life. Bruce was born on November 14, 1940, in East Grand Rapids, MI. He received his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Western Michigan University and dedicated 30 years of Engineering to Steelcase in Grand Rapids, MI. On April 22, 1977, he married the love of his life, Judy Drenten. They raised three beautiful children together: Terry, Tracie and Mark. Bruce had a passion for fishing, hunting and inventing. He was a quiet reserved man, who was an avid fisherman that enjoyed spending time on the open waters with the tranquil sounds of nature surrounding him. Bruce also enjoyed his time in the woods hunting in the quiet spaces of his property. He had an inspiring inventive soul and his many ideas and creations inspired generations of creators. Bruce’s ideas were always unique and valuable whether he was creating new designs for his work at Steelcase, inventing exceptional bird houses, or the many inventions to use around his property and home. Bruce was also a dedicated U.S. Army Veteran. His family was incredibly important to him and he always kept them close to his heart. They will always remember his laughter, stubbornness, quick wit, infectious smile, kind and compassionate spirit and courage to fight whatever life threw at him. He was the pillar of his family and was encircled by love, devotion, and will be greatly missed. Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, James and Anna Drenten, as well as his loving sister-in-law, Sheila Drenten. He is survived by his wife Judy Drenten, his three children, Terry (Mike) Sanford, Tracie (Todd) Sparks, Mark (Debra) Drenten, his brother Jimmy Drenten, sister Jean (Bob) Potter, 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 14, 2020, at Thornapple Valley Church, 2750 M-43, Hastings, MI, 49058, at 4:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to join for a “Celebration of Life” gathering immediately following until 9:00 PM at 608 S. Bassett Lake Road, Middleville, MI, 49333. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Bruce’s family.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Bruce Jack Drenten, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, August 14th, 2020 | 4:00pm
    Friday, August 14th, 2020 4:00pm
    Thornapple Valley Church
    2750 M-43
    HASTINGS, MI 49058
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Bruce here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of Bruce Jack Drenten by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Joe & Carol, Dave & Janet, Pat & Kelly and Monty Sanford

Posted at 07:42pm
Judy & Family - Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

3 trees were planted in the memory of Bruce Drenten

Plant a tree

Jay Rynbrandt

Posted at 07:09pm
Bev and I are saddened to learn of Bruce’s passing. We offer our prayers of love and healing to Judy and the family and will cherish our many fond memories. Cousin Bruce has been a good friend and buddy all of my life. I will miss him greatly. We played together as kids, and our young teen years at Brower lake were some of the best of my life: We water skied until we ran out of gas, then played ball tag or caught turtles & frogs ‘til dinner, and after dinner we bass fished into darkness. We took camping and fishing adventures in Bruce’s ’38 Ford, which burned a little oil, but always seemed to get us home. We’ve talked frequently over the past few years, and I will deeply miss hearing his warm and calm voice over the phone—a lot like his father, Uncle Jim. Bruce lives on in my heart, and Bev and I share Judy’s loss of someone so special.

Jay and Bev Rynbrandt

Judy Hoff

Posted at 05:53pm
Sorry for your loss Judy, Bruce was a very nice guy and he will be missed by all who know him. Sorry I will not be able to come to the gathering because of my health but I will be talking to you later. Take care and hang in there,Its hard I know, God will be looking over you.

Sharon Morgan

Posted at 12:05pm
Bruce was always the silent guy, always thinking but ready to laugh with you and sometimes at you, but only in good humor, I know that he will be sadly missed by his loved one. My Heart and prayers go out to all of you. Love the Morgans

Ernestine E Scheerhorn

Posted at 11:17am
Judy, we are so sorry for your loss. Bruce was a wonderful person. Your memories will be in your heart forever and help you get through this difficult time.
Dale and Ernestine Scheerhorn

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each