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Bruce Bielefelt

Memorial services for Bruce Alan Bielefelt of Rough and Ready will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Sierra Presbyterian Church in Nevada City.

Mr. Bielefelt died Monday, Feb. 13, in Rough and Ready. He was 65.

He was born June 2, 1940, in Santa Monica, to Robert O. Bielefelt and Jeanne B. Benson. He graduated from Torrance High School in Southern California, and from Cal State University, Northridge with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1970. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1961. He married Jane Ellen Bryan on July 10, 1966, in Reseda. He retired one year short of completing his fifth term as elected Nevada County Auditor/Controller. He was a member of Sierra Presbyterian Church, the State Auditors Association, and was active with Boy Scout Troop 24, Nevada City. He enjoyed golf, sailing, wood carving, maintaining Mini-Ranch Acres in Rough and Ready.



He is survived by his wife, Jane of Rough and Ready; son and daughter-in-law, Glenn Bielefelt and Lan Huynh of Sacramento; son, Michael Bielefelt of Sacramento; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Ken McCarthy of Tracy; grandchildren Sydney, Kayla and Miles; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, David and Mary Bryan of Grass Valley, and Les and Carol Ann Benson of Santa Barbara; brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Robin Bielefelt of Sherman Oaks; mother, Jeanne Benson of Granada Hills; father, Robert Bielefelt of Alpin; stepmother, Connie Bielefelt of Santa Monica. He was preceded in death by his sisters Barbara Smothers in 1991, and Lynn Bielefelt in 2001; and brother, Dan Bielefelt in 2000.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, or the charity of the donor’s choice.




Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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