Bruce Mitterling and his wife Kay started their many years of volunteering in the sport of bowling in 1959 in the Warsaw Bowling Association. In 1968 he was elected into the Warsaw Bowling Association Hall of Fame for Meritorious Service. In 1977 he and Kay moved to Spartanburg, SC where they joined the association and became volunteers. Bruce helped with Lane Certification and designed tools and equipment to help with the process. In 2012 he was elected into the Spartanuburg USBC Association for Meritorious Service. Bruce worked behind the scenes for the South Carolina bowling association for many years, designing and printing the tournament booklets, developing the design for tournament pins, printing the Hall of Fame booklets, putting together music for the memorial service at annual meeting. Congratulations to the family of Bruce Mitterling for his induction into the SCUSBC Hall of Fame Meritorious Service category.
Obituary – Died July 26, 2013. Given Posthumously.
Bruce D. Mitterling
Chesnee, SC – Bruce D. Mitterling, 74, husband of Kay Bouslog Mitterling, died Friday, July 26, 2013, at Regional Hospice Home. Born in Warsaw, IN, he was the son of the late Forrest D. and Ruby Pearl Hedington Mitterling. He was a resident of Spartanburg County since 1980. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Penny M. Vehorn and husband, Mark, of Spartanburg; granddaughters, Jessie and Megan; sister-in-law, Sue B. Simkanich and husband, John, of Riverview, FL; mother-in-law, Vi Bouslog of St. Peterburg, FL; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by son, Roger D. Mitterling, and a sister. He served as Airman 1st Class in the U.S. Air Force, retired as a Quality Supervisor with R.R. Donnelly & Sons after 40 years of service, and was a member of First Baptist Church of North Spartanburg where he served as usher and went on two mission trips. He was inducted into the 2012 Spartanburg Bowling Hall of Fame, was an avid fisherman, a private pilot, and an avid Indiana University Basketball fan and Gamecock fan. He was especially close to his two granddaughters. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 27, at Bobo Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be 2:00p.m., Sunday, July 28, at First Baptist Church of North Spartanburg officiated by Rev. Michael Irwin. Burial will follow in Good Shepherd Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Regional Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Dr., Spartanburg, SC, 29303 or Chosen Children Ministries, 9420 Ashville Hwy., Inman, SC 29349. The family will be at the home of Penny and Mark Vehorn. Condolences may be expressed at www.bobofuneralchapel.com. Petty-Bobo Co. Bobo Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services. Funeral Home Bobo Funeral Chapel, 1860 Cannons Campground Road, Spartanburg, SC 29307 (864) 582-6341. Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from July 27 to July 29, 2013.