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Bruce Joseph DeForge

Last Updated on June 22, 2021 by Fisher Funeral Chapel

Bruce Joseph DeForge

Bruce Joseph DeForge, 70, Logansport, passed away unexpectedly at 8:05 p.m. on Monday, June 21, 2021, in the emergency room of the Logansport Memorial Hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack at home.

On October 3, 1950, in Burlington, Vermont, Bruce was in a hurry to enter this world and was born in the backseat of a taxi on the way to the hospital. He was the son of the late Joseph Mayhill and Marie Tresa Jeanette DeForge.

Bruce attended Plattsburgh High School in New York where he met his first wife, Patty Ann (Perry) DeForge They were married on July 18, 1979. The couple moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where Bruce worked as a security officer and body guard to the stars performing there. They came to Logansport, Indiana to visit her parents and Patty passed away unexpectedly on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 1995.

God turned a tragedy into a new chapter in his life. Bruce fell in love with this community and decided to stay. While visiting a local park, he met the love of his life, Clarica Ann (Lipscomb) DeForge, who survives. On March 22, 1997, the couple was married in Logansport, in the home of Clarica’s parents, the late Theodore Robert “Ted” and Ida Mae Lipscomb.

Among his hobbies, Bruce enjoyed watching police and detective shows on television. He loved the simple pleasures of life, such as spending time with his family, leisurely walks around town and tending to his vegetable garden. Bruce was also very patriotic, he loved his Country.

Surviving with his wife, Clarica, of 24 years, are two sons, Joseph Robert DeForge, of Logansport, and John William DeForge and his wife, Rebecca, who is serving in the U.S. Army at Ft. Carson, Colorado; his step-daughter and her husband, Elizabeth “Beth” and Bruce Crain, of Noblesville; and two step-granddaughters, Emily and Abby Crain. Bruce came from a large family scattered across the country, which includes several half-siblings, both living and deceased.

A Graveside Service celebrating Bruce’s life will be held at 2 p.m Monday, June 28 in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Fisher Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services have been entrusted with arrangements. You may share memories and words of sympathy on Bruce’s Tribute Wall at