Bruce Harvey, 77

Milton Bruce Harvey, age 77 of Fulton, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 at Medilodge of Portage. He was born in Detroit on Nov. 13, 1941 the son of Milton Albert and Frieda Elizabeth (Scatlos) Harvey. He graduated from Detroit Pershing High School and later from Michigan State University. Bruce was employed at Simpson-Lee and later Fox River Paper Company in Vicksburg for over 36 years. Following the closure of the plant he worked at Finlaw Refinishing in Schoolcraft and the Meijer Store on Beckley Road in Battle Creek. He attended the Fulton Christian Church, and later the Factoryville Bible Church. Bruce was a volunteer firefighter for Wakeshma Township. He enjoyed reading, watching old western movies, puttering in his garage and listening to his Christian CDs. He especially looked forward to the annual trek to Cadillac hunting for mushrooms on Mother’s Day weekend.

Bruce was married to Helen A. Coburn on Nov. 25, 1960 in Fulton. She survives along with three children, Kimberly (John) Bennett of Mendon, Timothy (Kimberly) Harvey of Vicksburg, and Susan Winchester of Sturgis; six grandchildren, Leslie Bennett of South Africa, Michaela Bennett of Portage, Maeve Bennett of Mendon, Kaytee Harvey and Taylor Harvey of Vicksburg, and Shelby (Aaron) Carlton of Battle Creek; one great-grandchild on the way; a sister, Judy (Ross) Bricker of Macomb County; a brother, Richard (Darlene) Harvey of Farmington; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Nadine Hebert; and a brother, Roger Harvey.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation has been conducted. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 pm Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Factoryville Bible Church, 33650 Factoryville Road, Athens, MI 49011. A private interment of his cremains will take place later in North Fulton Cemetery. The family suggests that memorials be directed to either Great Lakes Caring Hospice, or to the Factoryville Bible Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

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