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Bruce Kirschner


Bruce Alan Kirschner, 60, died Wednesday, February 8, 2012 in LaGrange. 

    He was born January 27, 1952, in Gainesville, Fla., to Frank and Virginia Kirschner.

    Growing up in Auburn, LaGrange, and Kendallville, he was a 1970 graduate of East Noble High School and received a B.S. in Biology from Purdue University in 1974. He began his career in federal service in 1975 as a soil conservationist with the USDA Soil Conservation Service in Louisiana. His professional career included being a biologist and water quality specialist in Louisiana, Maryland, Illinois, and Michigan. He transferred to the U.S. State Department as an environmental scientist in 1989 under the International Joint Commission, which is responsible for the U.S./Canada Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. He retired in December 2011 after almost 40 years of federal service.

    Surviving are his wife, Anna; his parents, Frank and Virginia Kirschner; four brothers, Eric, Dave, Ted, and Lyn; and his in-laws, George and Antonia Corro.   

    Private services will be held. 

    Carney-Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.