Bruce K. Tague


12-7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 26
Family, 5-7 p.m.
Masonic Service, 7 p.m.
Gerth Funeral Home


10 a.m.
Thursday, July 27
Gerth Funeral Chapel


Gorin Cemetery
Maintenance Fund

{Feb. 26, 1929 - July 23, 2017}

Bruce Kenneth Tague, 88, of Wyaconda, formerly of Gorin, died Sunday morning, July 23, 2017 at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis.

He was born the son of Charley Evert and Elsie L. (Boltz) Tague on February 26, 1929 in Gorin.

He graduated from the Gorin High School in 1947.   Bruce served in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood.  He was a 50 year Mason, a member of the Memphis A.F. & A.M. Lodge #16 in Memphis.  He was a life-long member of the Gorin Christian Church.

Bruce married the former Vera Olean Welker on January 28, 1961 in Williamstown.  She preceded him in death on October 28, 2016.

Bruce farmed and worked as a land improvement contractor.   The Tagues were involved in many years in LICA (Land Improvement Contractors of America) and traveled extensively, including to Hawaii as part of LICA.

He was preceded in death by: his wife; parents; brothers, Evert, Richard, Weldon and Jean Tague; sisters, Alice (Tague) Snyder and a sister who died in infancy; a nephew whom he considered a grandson, Will See; brothers-in-law Harry Snyder, Jim Brown, Russell Parsons, Jack Green, Gene Cooper, Cecil Hicks and Bob Crandal; sisters-in-law, D.J. Tague, Evelyn Tague, Lena Dell (Sadie) Tague, Demma Tague and Mona Tague.

He is survived by: his children, Charles William Tague of Hurdland, Mikel See (Tammy) Tague of Wyaconda; Edward Lee (Louella) Tague of Rutledge, and Carla June (Kenneth) Fox of Kirksville; daughter-in-law, Paula Tague, of Kirksville; brother, Don “Buck” Tague of Gorin; sisters, Grace Brown of Memphis, Ruth Tague of Edina, and Vera Crandal of Wayland; sister-in-law, Charlene (Ed) See of Gorin; grandchildren, Alicia (Paul) Stanley of Silt, CO, Melanie Tague of Hurdland, Mitch (Terri) Tague of Luray, Hayley (David) Mann of Bowen, IL, Luke (Amanda) King of St. Francisville, Matthew Tague and fiancé Jessica Clark of Cedar Rapids, IA, Logan and Steven Webster of Wyaconda, Stephanie (Les) Richmond of Memphis, Andrew (Brandi) Tague of Baring, Ashley (Sabe) Sears of Arbela, Jared Fox of Raytown, MO, John (Christina) Fox of Edina and Jessica (Brady) McMann of Kirksville; a nephew he considered a grandson, Nathen See and his daughter Paizley of LaPlata; great grandchildren, Syndey and Alexa Stanley, Olivia and Tristan Tague, Vivian and Waylon Mann, Timerland King, Kade, Tayte and Urijah Richmond, Levi and Carson Tague, Hallie and Ellie Jo Sears, Marissa and Kaden McMann, Alyssa Murr and Xavier “Fred” Davidson; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 27 at the Gerth Funeral Chapel with Bubba Eder, Larry Howell and Jim Campbell officiating.  Kathy Campbell and Becky Zahn will perform a musical tribute.   Burial will be in the Gorin Cemetery.

Visitation is from 12-7, with the family present from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, July 26 at the Gerth Funeral Home.   A masonic service will be held at 7 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the Gorin Cemetery Maintenance Fund.

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  1. Eddie and Family.
    We are so sorry for your loss. You sure have had a rough year. Even though they are gone our hearts long to be with them. He lived a good long life and for that we are grateful. You will be in our thoughts snd prayers as you face the next few days and always as you learn to say goodby to your Dad. Hugs, Love and prayers

    Comment by John and Marie Frederick on July 24, 2017 at 9:03 am
  2. Sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family.

    Comment by Chris Johnston on July 24, 2017 at 9:17 am
  3. You have my sympathy. I’m so glad we had a good visit with Uncle Bruce when we were there for the last reunion. Bless you all.

    Comment by Rita Tague Cue on July 24, 2017 at 1:15 pm
  4. My deepest sympathy to you and your family and friends. So sorry for your loss Thinking of you all.

    Comment by Debbie Peavler on July 24, 2017 at 2:37 pm
  5. I’m so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your memories.

    Comment by Cheri Ebert on July 24, 2017 at 2:59 pm
  6. Sorry for your loss. We send prayers of comfort to all your family.

    Comment by Bill and Donna Shoop on July 24, 2017 at 3:10 pm
  7. So sorry for your loss. Losing a father or mother is very difficult, but you can rest assured that Bruce is with his love Vera, once again. My prayers are with the family.

    Comment by Kathy Cline Lanphier on July 24, 2017 at 3:35 pm
  8. Kenny & Carla and Family.
    So sorry for your Loss. Hugs & prayers to all.
    Tim & Georgia Welte

    Comment by georgia & tim Welte on July 24, 2017 at 4:34 pm
  9. Dear Cousins, we have many great memories of times spent with Uncle Bruce! He was a gem and will be missed! Thinking of you.

    Comment by Larry and Nancy Platz on July 25, 2017 at 9:07 am
  10. To the Tague family, we are sorry for the loss of dad. We will miss him greatly. It will not be the same at the farm. Your parents meant so much to our families. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. The hunters,
    Keith Wamhoff, Mike Sabatino and families

    Comment by Keith Wamhoff on July 27, 2017 at 12:45 am

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