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Bruce Alan Piggush

01/13/1961 - 09/15/2022

On September 15, 2022, Bruce Piggush passed away due to complications during a medical procedure in his home city of Mesa, AZ.  He was 61 years old.  Just like he dealt with all his experiences in life, Bruce managed his illness with strength and grace and wanted to spend as much time with his loved ones as possible. In his final days, he was surrounded by loved ones and was constantly checking to make sure they were doing ok.

Bruce was born in Kankakee, IL to Harold and Dolores Piggush. He grew up with his brothers, Glenn and Lyle in the same house his parents bought when they married. As a teen, he loved spending his time swimming and being an active member of his church and community. As he got older, he attended college to study computer science. This sparked his passion for technology and science. He was also a member of the volunteer Fire Fighting service in both Wonderlake and Woodstock, IL for many years.

Being a kind and dependable father was of the utmost importance to Bruce and he certainly did not disappoint when it came to wholeheartedly love his family. In addition to his wife, Jackie Piggush, his children (Jason Hibbs and his wife Marilou, Jami Fletcher, Jessica Piggush and Brynn Castaneda and her husband Kirk), grandchildren (Helena and Jasmine Barnett, Mia, Madison, Elizabeth, and Lacey Fletcher, and Wyatt Piggush), Bruce is survived by his mother, Dolores Piggush, and brothers, Glenn and Lyle Piggush, and countless nieces and nephews. He was preceded in passing by his father, Harold Piggush.

One of Bruce’s final wishes was to forgo typical funeral services and instead asked to be remembered in a joyful celebration of life.


Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • Linda and Russ Morse

    Russ and i send our sincere condolences to the Piggush family especially Jackie following Bruce’s passing. Bruce was a great guy. We became instant friends when we met them in 2015. Sending our love and hugs to all.

  • Laurie Sutherland

    Jackie and Family,
    My condolences to you. Bruce was a wonderful person with a wealth of information, full of integrity, and held a strong work ethic. He fondly talked about all of you while he followed his project management dreams on the job. Bruce will be sorely missed! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

  • Brian & Kathy Shuler

    We are sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing and pray for his family to experience God’s peace and comfort. God bless you.

  • William Weirich

    My Condolences again Jackie, Bruce was a great friend and mentor during our time in Wonder Lake Fire. We’re far away, but always here if you need us .🙏

  • Jackie and Family,

    My condolences to all of you. I only had the opportunity to know Bruce for a few short years while working with him at Early Warning. He was a great guy and I will always remember his face on calls with his fish tank bubbling away behind him. Bruce was always happy to lend a hand when I needed it and spoke often of his family and it was clear how much he cared for all of you. He is greatly missed by our team here. Our prayers are with all of you during this difficult time for your family.

  • So sorry for the loss of Bruce. I know he loved all of you. My thoughts and prayers for the family.

  • Much love and empathy from our home. Uncle Bruce will be physically missed but he’s always available within our memories and hearts. Condolences to Aunt Jackie, Jason, Jami, Jessica, and Brynn, along with spouses and children.

  • My heart and prayers go out to you and the family. I’m so sorry for your loss. This world will not be the same without Bruce. Love you. God bless…..

  • Martha (Anderson) Leonard

    To the Piggish Family,
    I am Bruce’s cousin. I grew up knowing him, He was a good person even as teen ager. I had lost contact with him over the years and just learned a few weeks ago he had passed away…
    My condolences to the Family!
    Martha (Anderson) Leonard

  • Meta Rose Torchia

    The Torchia’s just found out about Bruce’s passing and send our heartfelt condolences to everyone. So sorry to hear this news. Sending love to all.

  • Sundari Chandrasekaran

    My Deepest condolences To All. Haven’t had a chance to work with him in Early Warning, but heard good about him. He will be missed and Our prayers are with all of you during this difficult time for your family.

  • Sharmila Anbalagan

    Jackie and Family,

    Me deepest condolences to all of you. I had the opportunity to work under Bruce’s leadership for the past 3+ years at Early Warning. He was a great human being, very cheerful, dedicated & happy. Bruce has often spoken about his family, looking forward for vacations to Hawaii and spending time with grandkids and cared very much for everyone. While we were working together, we had interacted almost every single day at work and have had great working relationship & fun together. He is one of the best leaders that I have every had in my career, mentored/empowered us to go above & beyond and was always there to support when needed. He will be deeply missed by all of us at Early Warning. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

  • The best grandpa and father figure I could have ever asked for

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