Charles Richard “Dick” Bruesch

Charles Richard “Dick” Bruesch, 85, of Heavener reached the clearing at the end of his path on May 15, 2012, in Heavener. He was born Dec. 31, 1926, at Edmond, to Frank and Minnie (Azlin) Bruesch.   He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard serving in WW II, signing up for the duration right after Pearl Harbor. He was a cattle rancher, poultry farmer and welder by trade. He was loved and will be missed by his family and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents.Dick is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Ola Bruesch of the home; one daughter, Vickie Smittle of Heavener; two sons, Shon Bruesch and Randy Bruesch, both of Heavener; nine grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; as well as a host of other family members, friends and loved ones.  Pallbearers will be John Mead, Howard Earven, Frank Earven and Buddy Kelly.Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Hontubby Baptist Church with Bro. Jeff Little officiating. Viewing will be from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Grace Manor Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hontubby Cemetery, Heavener. You may leave an on-line greeting to the family at