Terry Ward Bruck
Celebration of Life
Date: Friday April 16, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]
Sunday, November 17, 1946
Date of Death:
Monday, April 5, 2021
74 years old
Terry Ward Bruck
Terry Ward Bruck, age 74, of Rochester, died Monday, April 5, 2021 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN.
Terry was born November 17, 1946 in Hayfield, MN, the son of Philip and Donna (Bakke) Bruck. He was united in marriage to Sue Wendler. The couple later divorced. He married Mary Hudell July 16, 1977 in Rochester. He honorably served his country in the United States Army. Terry worked as a dispatcher for the Rochester Police Department for over 20 years. He was an avid golfer and fisherman. He enjoyed playing cards and golf online.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughters: Michelle Tobin of Keene, NH, Merilee Swain of Peterborough, NH, and Julia Capone of Fitchberg, MA; son, Carl of Rochester; 4 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
A celebration of life will be held Friday, April 16, 2021 from 2:00 - 5:00PM in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home.
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I worked with Terry for alot of years, he was a great dispatcher and kept us patrolman safe and informed the best he could. He was tougher than most of the younger officers/deputies and I know he probably wished he was right there with us on most calls. I always enjoyed joking around with him. I can't express my sorrow enough at his passing. Prayers to his family and loved ones.
Truly a sad day for so many people, but the memories, laughs and loves shared in our times together will forever hold a special place in my heart!! RIP my friend!! I am forever a better person in having our paths cross!
I am so sorry to hear of Terry's passing.I enjoyed the short time working with him back in the late 70's.We had fun times on the showroom floor!!!
Dear Mary, Carl and Girls, Terry was a hoot to work. As a 911/ Police and Fire dispatcher he was old school, a real tell it like it is type of guy. He had a great radio voice that commanded respect. His voice was gruff and gravelly and he had a huge following of scanner-land listeners. I'll never forget the time he told the woman on the phone, "Ma'am can I speak to the person who dialed the phone for you". That was one of the greatest lines ever! He was the only person that could have gotten away with saying that! It makes me laugh just thinking about it! Rest in peace old friend! Deepest sympathy! -Terri Drees
It has been a privilege to care for Terry as a clinician for the past 2-3 years. Even though I have not known him for long, I always enjoyed his visits at the clinic. He was one of my favorite patients. He was a simple but wise man. I will miss him dearly. He will be watching over you.
I love you dad! Lee Lee
Dear Mary, we have so any wonderful memories of you and Terry over the years and will hold those memories close to our hearts. Terry was a wonderful guy, loved and respected by many and will be missed. Mary, take care of yourself and feel the love from the Hass family.
I was saddened to hear of Terry’s passing. I enjoyed working with Terry and socializing with you both. Best regards
On behalf of the Golf Staff at Soldiers Field golf course, I want to express our deepest sympathy to Mary and her family for your loss. Terry was one of the nicest people to ever play golf at Soldiers Field GC during my 18 years as its golf professional. Terry was always pleasant with a wonderful sense of humor. He loved good jokes and told them well, but the humor he found at the golf course was unique and special, whether it was about his golf game or something, or someone, else that stood out to him. While golf is a game that's easily self-absorbing, his sincere interest in others, along with his great consideration and decency, stood out to me and many other staff members over the years. We enjoyed seeing him and Mary when they came out to golf. They walked the fairways and, sometimes, the roughs, together for years. We wish you all the best in the future and hope your many memories of Terry will always be with you.
You have my condolences Mary. 😢
Please accept our sincerest condolences on Terry’s passing. We are sure you will have great memories of all the golf outings the two of you shared together and with so many others.
Sorry for you loss, Bob and Bonnie Fox
Mary and Carl,
Sending both of you love and strength during this difficult time.
To Terry, I know that your longtime friend who went before you has scheduled a tee time on the golf course in the sky today. Rest in peace my dear friend.