On Saturday, March 10, 2018, after many years of working and attending to his own business, at the age of 70 years, Bruce ended his journey on this side and slept into peace. Bruce Milan Stone was born June 8, 1947 to the late Milan and Dona Mae Stone in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He was a graduate of Eau Claire Memorial High School in 1965. He had a background in the Lutheran Church with many beautiful activities and a great love for morals and principles. Bruce joined the United States Marine Corp and served in the Vietnam War where he became a recipient of the Purple Heart. Bruce truly loved being a Marine. Before going to the Marines, he often spoke of his work on the dairy farm with grandpa and grandma Stone. He would help with milking the cows and getting the hay bailed for the other animals. Bruce was a very timely person on and off the job. He possessed great work ethics and always excelled in whatever task he took on. He was an owner operator truck driver, loved cross country driving with a load often missing the scales. Oh, how he would laugh about that! After his years of driving truck, Bruce settled in Phoenix and started working for Sunburst foods, which later became American Beverage.
Bruce is preceded in death by his parents, Milan Stone and Dona Morgan, stepfather, Robert Morgan, two brothers, Lee Allen and Jerry Roger Stone. He is survived by his sister, Cheryl Komlanc, two sons, Christopher and Jerry Stone, stepmother, Patricia Stone, several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Laura Flemons. A memorial service for Bruce is will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, Arizona 85207 at 7:30 p.m.