Bruce A. Stenman
Bruce Stenman passed away on Oct. 10, 2019, after fighting a battle with glioblastoma. Bruce was born Sept. 4, 1937 to the late Norman and Dorothy (Johnson) Stenman in Lansing. The family moved to Alpena in 1944.
Bruce graduated from Alpena High School in 1956 and graduated from Central Michigan University with a Master of Education.
He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged as a Captain.
He was married to L. Kay Kemler in 1962.
The majority of his teaching career was in Kingsley, where he was high school principal, teacher, athletic director, driver training instructor and coach. After retirement Bruce and Kay moved to Green Valley, Arizona.
Bruce was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Kay; and a nephew, Andy Amlotte.
Bruce is survived by his sons, J. Scott Stenman, of Rapid City, and David (Alexis) Stenman, of Denver, Colorado; a grandson, Nick; and a great-grandson, Cason. He is also survived by his sister, Norma (Ken) Amlotte, of Tustin; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bruce was an avid golfer and immensely enjoyed being able to golf daily and an accomplished banjo player. When he practiced his banjo, his family felt they were treated to a daily concert.
A service will be held in Green Valley, Arizona, and a memorial service will be held in Tustin with interment in Maple Hill Cemetery in Tustin. The date for his Michigan service is yet to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Green Valley Methodist Church or Augustana Lutheran Church, Tustin.
Arrangements are being made at Green Valley Mortuary.
Published on October 20, 2019


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Oct 27, 2019
To his family, I was a student of Mr. Stenman’s along with him being our Principal. He was a good and honorable man. Often we have no idea of the amount of lives we have touched but he touched many. I have fond memories of him and am sorry to hear of his passing. I am thankful as well for his service to our county. I pray for peace for you family.