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  • Memorial contributions may be directed to Mercy Hospice in Johnston or the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.
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    Des Moines, IA 50313

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“I was so sorry to learn of Bruce's passing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ”
1 of 2 | Posted by: Carla Wood - Johnston, IA

“My sympathy to you and Jacob. ”
2 of 2 | Posted by: Carol Popken - Clive, IA


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Bruce Bellville, 62, of Ankeny, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Wednesday May 29, 2019 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday June 6, 2019 at Memorial Services of Iowa, 4208 North Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, Iowa. Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. immediately prior to the service.

Bruce was born March 13, 1957 in Des Moines, Iowa and was the son of Thelma and Orville Bellville. He worked for many years at Adventureland Park before joining his father, Orville, in Big Boy Construction and Big Boys RV Storage. Bruce owned his own business, E.O. Dorsey and Associates, for many years and as his father's health began to fail Bruce became more active in his father's businesses, eventually managing those as well. Bruce was very mechanically inclined and was always happiest when he was building or fixing things.

Bruce married the love of his life Penny Midgorden October 10, 1987. He is survived by his wife, Penny, their wonderful son Jacob (Melanie) and grandson Bo and his dog, Shelby, who he adored. Bruce is also survived by his loving family including; brothers Steve and Jeff (Nancy) and their children Greg (Amanda) and Alicia Bellville; and sister-in-law Marci Malott.

He is preceded in death by his parents Thelma and Orville Bellville, his sister Terri Bellville, and his precious grandma Mary Pierson.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Mercy Hospice in Johnston or the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.