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Rev. James R. Bruder

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 (Allen) Bruder.
    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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