April 5, 2018
Dr. Bruce Eason passed away peacefully April 5, 2018 at his residence in Mission, Texas surrounded by family. Bruce was born on September 1, 1940 on the family farm near Scranton, Iowa to Bertrand and Ruth (Phillips) Eason. He attended school in Scranton and participated in basketball, football, and 4-H. He graduated valedictorian of his class in May 1958. Bruce obtained his B.S. at Iowa State University where he was on the wrestling team and a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. He attended South Dakota State University and earned a M.S. in Animal Nutrition. Bruce completed his education by obtaining a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Iowa State University in 1969. Bruce married Jane Marie Voigts, on JanUary 21, 1967. Dr. Eason worked in research and development for various companies including Jimmy Dean, Church's Fried Chicken, and Unimark Foods. In April 1999, Bruce became a stroke survivor and continued to pursue his passion for food and animal science. He enjoyed watching sport events, following the Iowa State University teams, and remained dedicated to his family and friends. Bruce is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jane; his children: Dr. Rachel Martin (Jeffrey), Robert (Nelda), Ross, Marshall (Denise); grandchildren: Mackenzie Martin; Ian and Aric Eason; Marshall John, Matilda and Miles Eason; his brother Frank (Karen) Eason; brother-in-law, Wilbur Huisinga; sister-in-law Rosemary Eason, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Bert Eason Jr., Halcyon Dixon, Ada Huisinga, and Wilbur Eason. A celebration of his life is planned for April 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church located at 1105 Fern Ave. in McAllen, Texas.
Dr. Bruce Eason passed away peacefully April 5, 2018 at his residence in Mission, Texas surrounded by family. Bruce was born on September 1, 1940 on the family farm near Scranton, Iowa to Bertrand and Ruth (Phillips) Eason. He attended school... View Obituary & Service Information
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