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August 29, 2013

Bruce J. Jenema Died Aug. 28, 2013

WILLIAMSBURG — Bruce J. Jenema, 66, of Williamsburg, formerly of Beulah, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in the company of loved ones. He was born Sept. 29, 1946, in Cadillac, the son of Peter J. and Maxine (Marsh) Jenema.

Bruce was a land surveyor. He owned Jenema Land Surveys for 20 years and worked throughout Benzie, Manistee and Grand Traverse counties.

He was also a member of First Congregational U.C.C. in Benzonia and an Eagle Scout.

Bruce was a very active and adventurous man. He loved to boat on Crystal Lake and was a SCUBA diver who dove all over North America. He was an avid mountain biker who participated in the Iceman race in Traverse City. Bruce also loved to travel with his wife, especially to the Florida Keys. Most of all, he loved to spend time with his family.

In 1967, in Marion, Bruce married Linda Mosher, who survives him. He is also survived by his sons, Peter J. (Terri) Jenema, of Traverse City, and Timothy (Amy) Jenema, of Williamsburg; five grandchildren, Wyatt, Garrett, Madelyn, Jorja and Riley; his mother, Maxine Cariano, of Marion; and his siblings, Jack (Kathy) Jenema, of Marion, Elizabeth (Joe) Nickerson, of Cadillac, Kent (Vicki) Jenema, of Marquette, and James (Katrina) Jenema, of Cadillac.

Bruce was preceded in death by his father, Peter J. Jenema.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2013, at First Congregational U.C.C. in Benzonia, with the Reverend Daniel E. Furman officiating. Interment will take place in the Benzonia Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of services at the church.

The Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah is in charge of arrangements; www.bennett-barzfuneralhome.com.

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