Bruce William Malecki

Bruce William Malecki joined our Heavenly Father in paradise at the age of 74 on Thursday, March 31st, 2022. He was raised alongside Kathy (Bob) Malecki of East Troy, WI, Cheryl (Thomas) Butka of Elkhorn, WI, Deb Hanson of Stoughton, WI, Christine Malecki of Maynard, IA, Phillip (Jayne) of Raymond, WI, Karen (Jack) Cowles of Oconomowoc, WI, and Michael (Lisa) Malecki of Poynette, WI, by Audrey (Gressen) and William Malecki in New Berlin, WI. He was married twice resulting in a total of 8 children. From his first marriage he had Becky, Jody, Jeremy, and a beloved daughter in law Jeanie Malecki. He then married his loving wife Teresa (Muehle) Malecki on October 21, 1975. Together they had Mary (Andrew) Popp of Wisconsin Dells, WI, Scott (Diana) Malecki of Olympia, WA, Matthew Malecki of Olympia, WA, Brian (Elizabeth Donley) Malecki of Sauk, WI, and Beth Malecki of Adams-Friendship, WI. He had 17 grandkids, and 2 great grandkids. Bruce and Teresa were an awesome team. During their 47 years of marriage, Bruce worked hard at a number of jobs including the Railroad, driving a tractor trailer, and transporting the elderly for Abby Vans. He was also a mechanic and very knowledgeable about cars and worked in that field for years. Bruce loved to hunt and fish.  He was also known as a grill master and loved to host cookouts for his family and friends.  You never left any cookout hungry!  Bruce passed on his love of fishing to his grandchildren by teaching them new tips and tricks every chance he got. He taught all of his children and grandchildren to be good, respectful people. In 2020, Bruce was admitted to the Wisconsin Dells Health Services in Wisconsin Dells due to failing health. He lived there for a year until he moved closer to Teresa in 2021 to Liberty Village Assisted Living. He was then moved back to Wisconsin Dells Health Services Center where he fell into an eternal slumber.

Bruce was preceded in death by both parents.

A Funeral Service will be held at Arising Christian Church in Friendship, WI., on Saturday, April 9th, 2022, at 3:00pm where he and Teresa were dedicated members. Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Adams-Friendship, WI is also assisting the family with the arrangements.  In Lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to either Wisconsin Dells Health Services in Wisconsin Dells, WI, and/or Liberty Village Assisted Living Center in Adams, WI.  Memorials can also be made to Arising Christian Church in Bruce’s name in Friendship, WI.

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  1. Karen and Louie Wohlgefahrt says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Bruce was Louie’s roommate at Wisconsin dell’s. They got along so good. I stopped and saw Bruce when he came back to the dell’s and I think he did remember me. Such a nice man. He will be dearly missed.

  2. Penny Sellhausen says:

    Mary and family sorry for your loss

  3. Elana Ackley says:

    Bruce will be missed. He was so good to my son when he drove the transport vans. He was a pleasure to care for at Liberty. My condolences to his family. Fly High Bruce.

  4. Amy (Simerson) Emerson-Fry says:

    Bruce was like a second father figure to me when I was young. He and Teri are AMAZING people who I have always treasured. My only regret is that my own boys did not get the chance to have this man in their lives. I will love you forever Papa Bruce. God bless your beautiful soul ❤️.

  5. The Wyatts says:

    Oops, correction!
    I’m getting old.
    Bruce & Sabrinas birthday is March 24.

  6. The Wyatts says:

    We send our condolences to the entire Maleki family.
    Praise the Lord, our brother Bruce, is in the presence of God and all the Saints!
    There are few words to describe the closeness that the Malekis, Staniszewskis, and the Wyatts enjoyed together for many years.
    The cookouts, card games, camping, boating, fishing, hunting and on and on, and oh yes, Coffee with Strudel treats!
    Bruce and Sabrina shared the same birthday, March 23, so we had lot’s of birthdays celebrated together as one big Joyous FAMILY.
    May the Lord bless the family.


  7. Randy Dunham says:

    I have a great respect for Bruce and Teri for many years. I wish the Family my deepest condolence. What I remember most about Bruce is that He was always a happy person.



  9. Julia farmer says:

    I am so very sorry for the loss of this man to this wonderful family. I only knew him and Teresa for a short period of time, but I grew very fond of them both. I pray that Bruce is rejoicing at the feet of his Lord and Savior and when I get there I hope to hear his joyous laugh again!

  10. Jeremiah Roller says:

    Bruce was one of the good ones. I am sorry for your loss. He will be missed dearly.

  11. Carol A Worth says:

    Oh Terry,
    I’m so very to hear of Bruce’s passing. He was loved and will be missed by so many people. He always had a smile on his face every time I saw him. I know, as you do, he is at peace with our Heavenly Father. I pray God gives you peace during this difficult time. Sending love and hugs.
    Bruce, may you RIP my friend.

  12. Jennifer Bottensek (Armstrong) says:

    Bruce was always a sweet man when I saw him. So sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you all.

  13. Jen Armstrong says:

    Terry , Beth ,and family, I am sorry for your loss. Bruce was a good man. May God comfort you in your time of need.

  14. Cathy Braun says:


    Jerry are sorry for the loss of your brother. You, Jack and Bruce’s family will be in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

    Cathy and Jerry Braun

  15. Kayla mundt says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss 😭 he was an amazing man will be missed by many

  16. Patricia sibiski says:

    Sending my condolences I am s caregiver at liberty village and I took care of Bruce I am so sorry and my prayers are with his friends and family sending much love and prayers

  17. Patricia M Schiefer says:

    Bruce was so much fun. Smiled all the time. He will be greatly missed. He,d come in to eat at Faimly Affair. Sorry he is gone up in heaven. But the good lord will take good care of him. Always friends .patty.

  18. Shelly cole says:

    So many memories with the family. He will be missed so much. Still doesn’t seem real. Love you pa. Prayers to the malecki famiky

  19. Jolene M Dampier says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing he was a wonderful man. Terry my prayers are with you and all of the family. My heart hurts for you all.