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Bruce John Grismer, 54, of Wingate, N.C., passed away May 29, 2014 at Carolinas Hospice in Monroe, N.C. A memorial Mass will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 5 in the chapel at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Monroe, N.C. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Born in Perham, Bruce was the son of the late John and Lily Grismer. He is survived by his five children, Cristofer Grismer of Wingate, N.C., Brittany Bittorf and husband, Jesse, of Concord, N.C., Joshua Grismer of Monroe, N.C., Adrienne Ross and two grandchildren, Victoria Grismer and Alec Ross of Monroe, N.C., and Jeremiah Grismer and wife, Lauren and two grandchildren Matthew Grismer and Michael Grismer of Monroe. He is survived by two sisters, Sara Laurents and husband, John, of Matthews, N.C., and Julianne Bush and husband, Mike, of Fort Ransom, N.D., and two brothers, Michael Grismer and wife, Beverly, of Cerritos, C.A., and Tim Grismer and wife, Matrell, of Monroe, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Carolinas Hospice, 700 West Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC 28110.