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Hans (Ralph) Bruckner

Posted 2020-03-25 by mhenderson
Published in Today's News Herald on Mar. 25, 2020 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Hans (Ralph) Bruckner, 85, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home
on Monday March 16, 2020 after a battle with melanoma. Ralph was born
in Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1959, by way of
Calgary, Canada.

After moving to the United States, Ralph was proud to become an
American citizen. He married Billie, who was also born in Germany, on
March 31, 1962 in El Segundo, California where they lived with their
daughters. When he wasn't busy attending his daughter's Girl Scout
activities and softball games, Ralph enjoyed family time at Havasu
Palms where lifelong friends were made. He retired from his job as a
tool and die maker, working in the aerospace industry, and moved to
Lake Havasu City in 1996.

Ralph enjoyed camping, fishing, and spending time outdoors in the
desert driving his Jeep. He never met a person he didn't like who
didn't love him just as much. Above all else, Ralph loved his family.
He was a loving husband, devoted father, and amazing grandfather.
After retirement, Ralph enjoyed his role as "Opa" and spent a great
deal of time caring for his grandchildren, following their sports
activities as their number one fan which he continued to do up until
his passing.

Ralph is preceded in death by his parents and brother and is survived
by his loving wife Billie Bruckner; daughters Debbie Rosales Petrasso
and her husband Mark, and Lori Radine and her husband David;
grandchildren Kyle Rosales and Damian, Madison, and Devon Radine;
mother-in-law Herta Segers; sisters Wilma Pitts and her husband
Ashton, and Karin Radtke and her husband Otto, along with his niece
and nephews. In keeping with his wishes, the family has decided there
will be no memorial service.

Services were entrusted to the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home.
Thoughts and condolences can be sent to the family at www.lietz- To send a free card go to

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