1928 – 2023
Bruce Ramm Andresen, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away peacefully at home on March 31, 2023, surrounded by his family. He was 94 years old. He was born to Norwegian immigrant parents, Axel and Asta Andresen, on November 4, 1928 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Bruce met his future bride, Marjorie Burton, when both were in the Sunday school nursery and they remained by each other’s side for the next 90 years. Bruce enjoyed a happy childhood with his beloved sister Mildred and Marjorie and her many cousins. In school, Bruce was a fun, popular boy with many friends. He was a cheerleader at Granite High School in Salt Lake City where he and Marjorie attended. He would keep many of his school friends throughout his life
Bruce and Marjorie married in the Salt Lake Temple on November 17, 1948 and shortly thereafter were each called to serve separate missions; Bruce in Norway, and Marjorie in the Eastern States Mission. After their 2 years of missionary service, they returned to Salt Lake City and began their life together.
As a young man, Bruce worked at Deseret Book Company with his father Axel, and there began his life’s career in book selling and publishing. A prolific reader, lifelong learner and lover of books, Bruce would go on to work with some of the biggest names in publishing. His work with Simon & Schuster and Golden Press took Bruce and his growing family to New York and beyond. Bruce traveled the world in his career, acquiring more frequent flier miles than most. He loved the world of publishing and the far flung places it took him. After leaving Salt Lake City in 1965, Bruce and Marjorie lived in 9 states, raising their family along the way.
Bruce was a talented artist and an excellent photographer. He supplemented the family’s income in the early years by being a semi professional photographer, collecting cameras and thousands of photos of people and places. Bruce had the knack of making friends throughout his life and enjoyed friendships around the world.
A lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Bruce served in many capacities over the years, but the highlight was the 2 temple missions to Stockholm Sweden he and Marjorie served. As senior missionaries, they had many rewarding experiences and made many friends among the Scandinavian and Eastern European people they served, and the missionaries they served with.
Bruce was known as “Poppy” to his large and loving family, and will be greatly missed by Marjorie, his beloved wife of 74 years, his daughters; Kari Price (Alan), Gigi Allred (Arnold), and Marci Hales (Charles), his sons; Steven Andresen (Debbie), and Mathew Andresen, his 28 grandchildren, and 52 great grandchildren. Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Mildred, and his children; Kristi, Ryan and Timothy
A funeral service honoring Bruce will be held on Thursday April 6, 2023 at 12:00 PM at the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Evergreen Chapel, 2125 East Evergreen Avenue, Salt Lake City Utah 84109. A viewing will be held at the Evergreen Chapel on Wednesday evening April 5, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and again on Thursday before the funeral service, from 10:30 to 11:30 AM.
Bruce will be laid to rest at Salt Lake City Cemetery.
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Funeral Services for Bruce Ramm Andresen
Time: Apr 6, 2023 11:45 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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