Bruce LaVerne Lythjohan
Bruce Lythjohan passed away on April 7, 2013 at the age of 95. Born on August 24, 1917, Bruce grew up in Oregon, Wisconsin and married Helen Elizabeth Benson in 1945. He was a proud World War II veteran and served in the Army Air Corps as a B-17 mechanic in the European Theatre from October of 1941 until September of 1945. In October 2011, he participated in the Badger Honor Flight with his daughter, Patty Subera.
Bruce built a cabin on Birch Lake in Barnes, Wisconsin; this was his planned legacy to his family. Five generations have enjoyed summers here. He loved going out fishing and playing dominoes with anyone who was willing to take on “the master”. Being the handyman of the family, he would try to fix everything and saw value in collecting many “repairable” things. After retiring from Forest Products Laboratory, he was the lead electrician of the “Geritol Crew” who helped build the Barnes Community Church. He loved going out for breakfast at the Log Cabin in Baraboo. He had a dry sense of humor and loved to add his unique take on situations.
Bruce is survived by his daughters; Susan Sierer (David) of Baraboo, Patricia Subera (Alan) of Winter, Wisconsin and Connie Lythjohan of Montfort, Wisconsin; a brother, Robert Lythjohan (Eunice) of Footville, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Kara Rose, Jared Trosper (Heather) and Mark Swanson (Melissa); and great grandchildren, Abigail Rose, Ryker Trosper and Ravyn Swanson. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen; a daughter, Linda Raught; and a grandchild, Kala Trosper.
A Memorial Service will be held at Oak Park Place Bluff View Room from 11-2 P.M., Thursday, April 11, 2013. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Badger Honor Flight. Burial will be at a later date at Prairie Mound Cemetery in Oregon, Wisconsin.