Bruce Conway Jessen


Bruce C. Jessen
(January 3, 1934 – August 20, 2016) 

Bruce Conway Jessen 82 of Arimo, Idaho returned home to his Father in Heaven on August 20th, 2016, following an extended illness. Bruce was born in Chicago, Illinois to Anton Maurice Jessen and Eleanor Henrietta Young. His father was a lighthouse keeper on Lake Michigan, so Bruce was raised on various lighthouses. He graduated from Escanaba High school in Escanaba Michigan, after which he joined the National Guard where he served for 2 years. He then transferred to the U.S. Navy where he served honorably for 20 years before retiring. He graduated from Weber State University in 1980 with degrees in Geology and Chemistry. He worked for the Forest Service before moving to Dugway Proving Grounds where he worked in the Chemical Lab. On April 6th 1977 he married his eternal companion Diane Lonarta Dale, they were later sealed in the Ogden LDS Temple, and they are the parents of 5 children.

Bruce was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. His priorities in life were his family, his Country and his God. We will miss his smile, his sense of humor, and his knowledge that he freely shared.

He is survived by his wife Diane of Arimo, his children; Christina(Mike)Simoni of Volant, PA; Aimee(Joe)Woolston of Mt. Home, ID; Nathan(Adreanne)Jessen of Albuquerque, NM; Ethan(Daci)Jessen of Hyrum, UT; Heather(Dana)Lamps of Arimo, ID and 19 grandchildren. “We would like to thank the Dr and Nurses from Heritage, Health and Hospice who lovingly helped us take care of Bruce.”

A viewing will be held August 25th, from 7-8 p.m. and Friday morning, August 26th, from10:30-11:45 a.m. with the funeral service to follow at noon, at the Arimo Idaho Stake Center.

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