Bruce A. McCanless, 51, of Howe, died at 4:17 pm on Saturday, December 23,
at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was born on
September 19, 1966 in Sandusky, OH, to Fred, Sr. and Dorothy (Fortuna)
McCanless. On June 30, 2012 in Shipshewana he married Dana Vitali; she
survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are daughter, Sarah McCanless of
Middlebury; son, Nick McCanless of Howe; four step daughters, Monica
Ward of WV, Amber Ward of Middlebury, Kristian Goldsmith and Destiney
Goldsmith both of Howe; three step sons, Kody Ward of Middlebury, Cody
Goldsmith and Jakob Crisp both of Howe; two grandchildren, Addison and
Paisley; brother, Fred McCanless of Corning, OH. He was preceded in death
by his parents. Bruce worked at Forest River Plant 105, starting as a welder
and currently was a swing man. He was an avid deer hunter and fisherman.
He loved cookouts, cooking on the grill, bonfires and spending time with
family. Visitation will be from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm on Friday December 29,
followed by a 1:00 pm funeral service at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S.
Main St., Middlebury. Services will be conducted by Pastor Rick Lambright.
Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury. Memorials may be given
to Miller-Stewart Funeral Home to assist with expenses.
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Bruce A. McCanless