American Veteran 01

Bruce Lee Conwell

February 13, 1938 ~ July 5, 2022 (age 84)


Bruce Lee Conwell. 84, of Hale passed away on July 5, 2022 at his home. 

His memorial service will be held on Monday, July 11, 2022 at 11:00 am at St. John Lutheran Church in Olin. A visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00 am on Monday at St. John Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Olin Cemetery with Military Honors. Dawson Funeral Services of Olin is caring for his family. 

Bruce was born on February 13, 1938 in Wyoming, Iowa to J.L. and Helen (Bennen) Conwell. He graduated from Olin High School in 1956. On June 27, 1958, he was united in marriage to the love of his life Bonnie Wigger at St. John Lutheran Church in Olin. After marriage, he enlisted in the United States Army serving from 1959-1963 in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. After being honorably discharged Bruce drove rock truck for some time including delivering rock to the Coralville dam. He worked for Polo Plastics as an assistant plant manager for 34 years in Monticello until retirement. Bruce was a member of the American Legion Blayney Miner Ahrendsen Post 412 of Olin and a former member of Little Bear Country Club in Wyoming.  He was also a long time member of St. John Lutheran Church in Olin. Bruce and Bonnie loved visiting casinos. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, mushroom hunting and golfing. For many years they would take annual fishing trips to Lake Kabetogama in Minnesota. 

Those left to cherish his memory are his son Chad (Candy Sheldon) Conwell of Hale, Chad’s step daughters; Desirae Martinez, Monica Wilmoth and Amanda (Willy) Phelps, a sister Laverna Hanson of Cedar Rapids, a former daughter- in- law Carolyn Hayes, sister-in-law Melody (John) Reck, nieces and nephews; Greg (Susan), Julie (Randy), Danny (Chris), Jennifer (Mike), Laura (Adam) and Brady (Ashley).

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents, stepfather Pete Petersen, brothers- in- law James Glenn and Dick Hanson, a nephew Tim Glenn and a niece Olivia Deutmeyer. 

Bruce’s family would like to give a special thank you to Meghan and Lindsay from Above and Beyond for taking such great care of him

. Memorials may be directed to his family in his honor. 



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July 11, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. John Lutheran Church (Olin)

Funeral Service
July 11, 2022

11:00 AM
St. John Lutheran Church (Olin)

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