In Memoriam: Mary Kay Bruce

Mary Kay Bruce, a businesswoman, sports fan, enthusiastic reader of books, and frequent attendee at Association conventions, died April 20. She was 62.

Mary Kay was the wife of Doug Bruce and mother to Heather Bruce, who represent the fourth and fifth generations of leadership at Osmundson Manufacturing.

In addition to Mary Kay and Doug’s family manufacturing business, they also had Bruce Thoroughbred Farms—the largest commercial boarding and breeding horse operation in Iowa. Mary Kay also started her own business—Your Secretary—in 1990.

In addition to Doug and Heather, Mary Kay is survived by three other children, their spouses, a sister, grandchildren, and other relatives.