Bruce D. Covert, 79 of Tiffin, died Friday March 23, 2018 at his residence. He was born February 25, 1939 at home to Harold and Irene (Wilder) Covert. He married Sandra Soper on May 26, 1960, they later divorced and she resides in Fremont.
Survivors include his 5 children, Annette Hall of Bellville, Karla Covert of Titusville, Penn., Kevin Covert (Heather) of Alger, Melissa O’Connor of Tiffin, and Nicole Moyer (Dan) of Bellevue; 7 grandchildren, one great grandchild; a brother Barry Covert of Green Springs, three sisters, Marlene Aldrich of Tiffin, Lois Huber of Lake, Mich., and Betty Kinney of Maryland; and a close friend, June Ziegler of Bloomville.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two children, Angela and Edward Covert.
Bruce graduated from Green Springs High School in 1957 and was active in FFA. From an early age, Bruce was mechanically inclined and became a master mechanic and farmer. In the community he was well known for his mechanical skills and restoration of vintage tractors. He was mentor to his grandchildren and enjoyed passing his mechanical knowledge on to them. Bruce was employed as a bus driver for Seneca East School in Republic and later worked for NAPA Auto Parts in Bellevue as Shop Manager and later retired from H& L Trucking in Bellevue.
Bruce enjoyed antique tractors, tinkering in his shop and loved his German Shepard, Max. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Tiffin.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St. Tiffin, Ohio 44883 (419)447-3113.
Funeral Services will be private with burial in Green Springs Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church, Seneca County Humane Society, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
For directions, send condolences, out of town flower orders, or to view the tribute video, go to www.traunerofuneralhome.com.
Donations may be made to:
Humane Society of Seneca County
2811 South SR 100, Tiffin OH 44883
Redeemer Lutheran Chuch
2467 S. SR 231, Tiffin, OH 44883
Charity of the donor's choice