Bruce Allen Sinner


Memorial services for Bruce Allen Sinner, 63, were Feb. 24, 2020, at the Henry Methodist Church in Henry, Neb., with the Rev. Jason Harshberger, a family friend, officiating. 

Bruce passed away Feb. 17, 2020, at Community Hospital in Torrington surrounded by family and friends, after an arduous battle with cancer. Cremation has taken place and arrangements were by the Colyer Funeral Home. 

Memorials are requested to either the Southeast Booster Club or the Southeast FFA.

Bruce was born May 16, 1956, in Scottsbluff, Neb., the son of Jerry and Donna (Surratt) Sinner. He grew up and attended school in Huntley, then attended Chadron State College, where he earned his bachelor’s degree. 

He married Cheryl Kay Anderson on June 11, 1978, in Henry at the same church where his memorial service was held. Bruce taught math and physical education for 38 years in the Goshen County School District, and served as a football, basketball and track coach. He loved to farm in the summer and also served on the Yoder Town Council.

Bruce loved spending time with family and friends, especially enjoying outdoor activities with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, coaching football and track, and doing all kinds of home improvement projects around his house and for his friends.

Bruce is survived by his wife Cheryl; daughter Jennifer Sinner; son Brian (Kendra) Sinner; brothers Gordon Sinner, Ron (Tammy) Sinner, Bill Sinner and David Sinner; sisters Colleen Sinner and Jacqueline (Paul) Hofmeister; and five grandchildren, Tashara, Sophie, Delaney, Grayson and Soren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his paternal and maternal grandparents.

Bruce and his family were blessed to receive such an outpouring of love and support from the community during and after his battle.

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