On Sept. 23, 2013, Bruce Lee Hoeltzel, 52, completed his life. He was born on June 17, 1961, to Irwin Hoeltzel and Ruby Holz Hoeltzel and grew up west of Maramec. He attended first grade at Maramec Elementary, then transferred to Pawnee schools, where he graduated with the class of 1979. He went to welding school his junior and senior year at Indian Meridian Vo-tech, which started his career at Davco Fab in Jennings. He worked at Davco Fab from 1980 until June 2012. He married Tina Annette Wamsley on Aug. 1, 1980, at Pawnee First Baptist Church. Together they raised two children on the family farm. He joined the Maramec Fire Department in 1980 and became fire chief, where he helped the community achieve one of the highest ISO ratings in the area. He was an avid rabbit, coon, turkey and deer hunter and fished for every species of fish found in central Oklahoma. His family and friends favorite quote from him was, “You’re not stuck as long as you can still move.”
Bruce is survived by: wife, Tina Hoeltzel, Maramec; son, Branden Hoeltzel, and his wife, Krista, Maramec; daughter, Kristina Ramsay, and her husband, John, Maramec; brother, Byron Hoeltzel, and his wife, Cindy, Morrison; sister, Brenda Rolland, and her husband, Jerry, Pawnee; four grandchildren, Austin, Logan, August and Brycin, Maramec; nephew, Tyler Rolland, Pawnee; nieces, Amy Rolland and Milo, Oklahoma City and Melissa Rolland and Timothy, Tulsa.
Plus a number of other relatives and many friends.
Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, Irwin and Ruby Hoeltzel; three sisters, Beth, Roberta and Beverly Hoeltzel; and two nieces, Tasha and Tracie Hoeltzel.
Interment will be at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Maramec, under the direction of Poteet Funeral Home, Pawnee.
Memorials may be made to Judith Karman Hospice, P. O. Box 818, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 74076.