BRUCE McINTIRE, 86, of Lincoln Ill., formerly of New Haven, died on Monday, April 9, 2012, at The Christian Village, Lincoln, Ill. Born in Boone County, Ind., he was the son of the late Norman McIntire and Evelyn Lee. He was a former member of Colony Heights Church of Christ. The World War II Army veteran was a member of American Legion Post 201, was an aquatic therapy instructor for the Red Cross, and a swimming instructor at Park Hill School. He retired in 1979 from Preferred Risk Insurance after 16 years of service. He is survived by his wife of eight years, Drucilla “Kitty” McIntire; children, Viann (Mark) Ellsworth of New Haven, David (Judy) McIntire of South Bend, Maribeth (Walter) Brown of Churubusco, Lorraine (David) Smith, and John (Carol) McIntire, both of Fort Wayne; sister, Ann Lewis of Anderson; half siblings, Nancy (David) Fleming and Dale McIntire, both of California; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grand-children. He was also preceded in death by his first wife of 53 years, Ruth Ann, in 2002; daughter, Diann; and sister, Mary Lou Harless. Funeral service is 10 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2012, at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven. Pastor Kevin Duval officiating. Calling is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2012, at the funeral home. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven, with military honors. Preferred memorials to Cancer Service of Northeast Indiana or Multiple Sclerosis Society. To share online condolences please visit

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