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Family owned and operated Funeral Home located in Historic downtown Fort Dodge, Iowa. Specializing in Traditional and Cremation services at affordable costs.

The caring and experienced professionals at Bruce Funeral Home are here to support you through this difficult time.

We offer a range of personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements. You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one, and we’ll carefully guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time. You are welcome to call us at any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance or visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.

We also provide a wealth of information here on our web site so you can learn more about us from the privacy of your own home.

A death can be emotionally devastating and financially difficult. We are here to help, with a welcoming and comfortable environment to receive family and friends. When it comes to pre-planning for yourself and your spouse, or making final arrangements for someone you love, we provide quality and caring service to you and your family. 

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Jamie Brundage, owner of Historic Bruce Funeral Home in Fort Dodge, Iowa has been working in the funeral service industry for the past 18 years. Jamie grew up in Lehigh and graduated from Southeast Webster High School in Burnside in 2000. She continued her education at Iowa Central Community College. Jamie is a 2003 graduate from the Mortuary Science Program at Kansas City Kansas Community College. She served her apprenticeship at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home in Colorado, before moving back to Iowa and joining the staff at Major Erickson Funeral Home in Mason City, where she worked from 2006– 2018. On January 1, 2019, Jamie became the managing partner at Bruce Funeral Home.  She resides outside of Otho with her partner Bruce and daughter Evelyn. Jamie is excited to be back in her home area.

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Jayme E. Lentz, owner of Historic Bruce Funeral Home, has been working in the funeral service industry for 20 years. Jayme was born and raised in Emmetsburg, where he graduated from High School in 1991. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a medical specialist. He served at Fort Riley, Kansas, where he obtained the rank of sergeant and was awarded the Expert Field Medical Badge. 

Jayme received an Associate of Arts degree from Iowa Western Community College in 1997, Associated of Applied Mortuary Science from Carl Sandburg College in 2000, and a Bachelor of Elected Studies from St. Ambrose University in 2001. In 1999 he began working at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home in Davenport where he served his apprenticeship. In August of 2001 Jayme joined Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls. On January 1, 2006 Jayme and Melissa purchased Wilson Funeral Homes of Algona, Burt and Livermore. On July 1, 2014 Jayme and Melissa purchased Schuchert Funeral Home and Crematory in Spirit Lake. Jayme, Melissa and their children, Logan and Maya live in Algona and are members of Trinity Lutheran Church. They are excited to be part of Historic Bruce Funeral Home and look forward to serving families in the Fort Dodge area.

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