Oct 06, 2021 8:17 PM

Edwin “Bruce” Hitchcock (1947 - 2021)

Posted Oct 06, 2021 8:17 PM

Edwin “Bruce” Hitchcock was born January 5, 1947, in Hay Springs, NE to Dorman and Marge Hitchcock. He passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on October 4th, 2021.

Bruce married the love of his life, Sharon Marie Sorum, August 25, 1967.  Sherry and Bruce started dating their junior year of high school and were married for 54 years. Bruce was a dedicated husband to Sherry and father to their three children, Christine, Edward and Robert.

Bruce attended Kearney State College, Chadron State College, and received his bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. He and Sherry moved to Omaha, NE where he worked as a printing manager. He and Sherry moved back home to Alliance where he was a system electrician for Burlington Northern.  He started his career as an engineer in 1978. Bruce was a member of the BLE and retired after 31 years of service.

His children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews made Bruce’s heart happy.  Bruce enjoyed playing with his grandkids Lily and Lincoln and was always willing to act silly, get down on the floor and play perpetual games of school. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle “the Corndog” and spent countless hours maintaining the beautiful yard and trees surrounding he and Sherry’s home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dorman and Marge Hitchcock and his brother , Dennis and sister-in-law Nancy Hitchcock. Bruce is survived by his wife, Sherry Hitchcock; daughter, Chris Stanczak (Chip) of Council Bluffs, IA; sons, Bob (Vanessa) from Lander, WY and Ed Hitchcock in Alliance; grandchildren, Lily and Lincoln Hitchcock; brother, Randy (Kolinda) and family of Alliance; brother-in-law, Steve Sorum (Cindy) of Lincoln, NE; sister-in-law, Carla Dingman (Charlie) from Bozeman, MT, along with many dear relatives from across the country.  Bruce was a true family man.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 9th at Bates-Gould Funeral Home, 1020 W. 10th Street at 11:00 am and a luncheon will follow at the Knight Museum, 908 Yellowstone Ave. in Alliance, NE.

The family is so very grateful and would like to express sincere thanks to the amazing care and assistance received from Alliance Hospice Care through Regional West Medical Center.  If desired, friends may make memorial contributions to Regional West Hospice.

Online condolences may be left at www.batesgould.com.