Bruce Albert Havens

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Bruce Albert Havens, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Oct. 23, 1921 in Woodbine, Ill., a son of Leonard and Hazel (Pierce) Havens. He died on March 31 in Eureka Springs at the age of 88.

Mr. Havens served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII and was of the Methodist faith. He worked as an automotive mechanic and owned his own shop.

On April 29, 1990, Bruce married Ruth (Auberg) Havens who survives him of the home. He is also survived by two sons, Tim Collins and Dan Collins both of Eureka Springs; one sister, Fairie Vanne of Wheaton, Ill.; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sons and five sisters.

No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements were handled by Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be sent to the family at