Memorial services for Bruce Eugene Chizek will be held Friday, July 28, 2017 at 10 am at the Chadron Berean Church with Pastor Frank VanCampen officiating. A private family committal service will be held at 9 am at the Greenwood Cemetery. Bruce passed away at home on Thursday, July 20, 2017.
The youngest son of Robert T. and Betty J. (Kruse) Chizek, Bruce was born on September 25, 1952 in Chadron, NE. He attended Kenwood Elementary and graduated from Chadron High School in 1971.
He married the love of his life, Lois Jenine Jones, on July 27, 1997 in Chadron. He was a loving and devoted husband.
He learned and mastered many skills while working for Chadron Wholesale, Chizek Radiator, bee keeping with his Dad, Charles McCance Ranches, Dawes County Weed District, East-side Eitemillers, City of Chadron, Wal Mart, and SWANN.
He enjoyed the outdoors as reflected in his passion for dirt bikes, fishing, hunting, and gardening. He was a talented wood worker, creating many beautiful pieces that he loved to give as gifts.
He is survived by his wife, Lois; mother, Betty Chizek; brother, John (Vicki) Chizek; nephew Roger (Carrie) Chizek; uncles, Donald Chizek, Richard (Sandi) Chizek, Kenneth Chizek; aunts, Maxine (Bernard) Deans, Doloris Buckmaster; mother-in-law, Lorene Jones; sister-in-law, Sheryl Bruns; brothers-in-law, Leonard (Roma) Jones, Bernard (Carolyn) Jones, and Robert Poe; many cousins, nephews, nieces, and great nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert T. Chizek; nephew, Craig L. Chizek and sister-in-law, Teresa S. (Jones) Poe.
He will be remembered as a beloved husband and son, and as a quiet and gentle soul by all that knew him.
Memorials have been established for the Chadron Berean Church and Chadron Aquatics Center.