Rev. James R. Bruder
The Rev. James R. Bruder, 32, who died Wednesday
May 8, 1963 in Granite City, had been pastor of Zion United Church of
Christ at Hamburg, Iowa and St. Paul Untied Church of Christ at Imogene,
Iowa the last three years.
He was ordained in Salem Evangelical Church June 19,
1960. His widow is the former Joyce Spilker of Quincy. He had been in
ill health for some time, but had been active in the Iowa churches until
recently. He preached his last sermon Easter Sunday at Hamburg.
A son of Mr. and Mrs. James F. Bruder of Granite City,
Mr. Bruder was born April 12, 1931 in Chicago. He attended Sacred Heart
grade school in Granite City and was a graduate of Granite City High
school. After serving four years in the Navy, he enrolled at Western
Illinois University, where he graduated with honors. He was selected
as a member of Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. He graduated
from Eden Theological seminary in June 1960.
In 1955 he was married at Salem Church to Miss Spilker,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Spilker of Quincy. Surviving besides
the widow are a son, James William, age 2; his parents, and a grandmother,
Mrs. Bertha Allen of Evansville, Indiana.
James Ray Bruder was the son of James F. and Claire
He married Joyce Marilyn Spilker on 20 August
1955. She is the daughter of William and Ethel (Schmidt) Spilker.
Mr. Bruder was the father of one son, now William
James Bruder Winn, born 21 August 1961.
Mr. Bruder served four years in the United States
Navy during the Korean conflict as a sonar man.
Funeral services for Rev. Bruder where held
on May 11, 1963 with burial on the family lot in Block F. Lot #168.
In October of 1987, Rev. Bruder was moved to the Ministers' Circle.
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