Gerald ‘Gerry’ Bruess, 62

June 16, 1959 —
Sept. 5, 2021
CEDAR FALLS - Gerald “Gerry” Arthur Bruess, age 62, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, at MercyOne/Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa, following a brief illness. 
A small funeral service was held at Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home in Cedar Falls on Thursday, Sept. 9, with private family graveside service to follow. Memorials may be directed to his family for future designation, and condolences can be left at
He was born on June 16, 1959, son of Cornell and LaVerne (Sabelka) Bruess. Gerry graduated in 1977 from Crestwood High School in Cresco, Iowa and completed certification in Electronic Engineering from Hawkeye Tech. He worked with Radio Communications, IPTV and the Iowa Communications Network. 
He  married Jill DeVoe on Aug. 23, 1986. Gerry loved being a husband and father.  
He is survived by his mother, LaVerne Bruess of Cresco; his wife; his sons; siblings, Karen (Mary) Bruess, Ken Bruess, Linda (Rich) Lechtenberg, Jean (Dean) Bruess, Mike Bruess and Chuck (Angie) Bruess; his mother-in-law, Juanita DeVoe; and brother-in-law, John DeVoe. He is also survived by many nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces and golf buddies.
Gerry was preceded in death by his father; three siblings, Patricia, Mary Jo and Steven; his father-in-law, Robert DeVoe; and sister-in-law, Carmen DeVoe. 

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