Ocala – Bruce Arnold Pulvermacher, age 69, of Ocala, Florida, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 26th , 2022, in his favorite chair after a walk with his great-granddaughter Aniyah who he bragged about any chance that he got.
Bruce was born in Madison, Wisconsin on December 4th , 1953. He was the proud son of Paul (Sr) & Gail (Hayes) Pulvermacher.
He attended La Follette High School and the Madison Area Technical College-Downtown with a focus on general studies. He served his country as a Navy Seabee (Construction Battalion) in the early 70’s stationed in Puerto Rico. He used his acquired skills afterwards as a self-employed handyman and interior-exterior painter who took great pride in his work.
He felt strongly about family ties. He loved his family in Wisconsin – and he cherished the life that he created with Jeanine and her family in Ocala.
Bruce was always very good about the small things. He checked-in on his dad faithfully as he was ailing. He felt it was important to acknowledge people on their birthday (often with a nice hand-picked card or Packer’s memorabilia). He enjoyed sending out Christmas cards. He was diligent in staying connected with all five of his siblings across the miles in many different ways (Facebook, text, phone). “Bruce & Brian” were a package deal from the time they were small. No matter the distance in space or time, each needed to know that the other was ok. Every connection ended in I love you brother. Bruce took a piece of Brian’s heart with him when he left this earth. A neighbor who heard of his passing reached out to share how much everyone in his small community liked him. We weren’t surprised. Bruce was a likable guy who liked cars. He reveled in sharing the smallest detail of each new vehicle he got, clear down to the cup holders and fob. He was ecstatic about the mint condition silver 2019 Nissan Sentra that he purchased a few days before he passed. He was as happy as a lark when he shared the news and pics with Brian. His cats Gracie & Boots also brought him great joy. He encouraged his sister-in-law Chris tremendously in her recent journey with her strays. He continually nudged her to not be afraid to take them inside. She’s so glad he did. Like any good Wisconsin Cheesehead, he felt passionately about his Badgers and Green Bay Packers. He rarely missed watching a game. He made sure that everyone around him knew exactly what day and time the games were playing as well, whether they needed his assistance or not (big smile). Like his quick-witted father Paul (Sr) who was just laid to rest on November 8th, 2022, Bruce had a great sense of humor. Those who experienced his contagious chuckle know it will be hard to forget. Although his passing was unexpected and shocking, his family takes great comfort in knowing that Bruce is finally pain free. He lived with his share of suffering for many years as a below-the-knee amputee with a worn-out prosthesis and a bad knee in the “good leg.” He’s dancing on streets of gold now with two perfect legs alongside those he loved and missed in Heaven.
Bruce is survived by his life partner of 11 years Pamela Jeanine Yawn, brothers Brian (Chris) Lee, Paul Jr (Kimberly) and Philip; sisters Teresa Smith and Diane Baukin; and too many cherished cousins, nieces, and nephews to mention by name. Stepdaughters Angie Bailey and Sarah Yawn. Step-granddaughter Cloe Torres. Step-great- granddaughter Aniyah Williams.
Bruce is preceded in death by his loving wife, Carol; his parents Paul (Sr) & Gail Pulvermacher; grandparents Arthur & Anna Pulvermacher and James & Margaret Morgan; brother-in-law’s John Baukin and Howard Smith.
A Celebration of Life service will be held in Ocala, Florida and Madison, Wisconsin once family members have a chance to grieve their loss and plan. The dates and times of both events will be forthcoming. Bruce’s family left behind in Ocala is struggling. All blessings can be sent to Jeanine’s granddaughter, Cloe Torres, at 6870 NW 5 th Ave, Ocala FL 34475. The family would like to thank you in advance for your support, well wishes, prayers and condolences. They are greatly needed and appreciated.
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