Bruce was born on December 20, 1961, in Rock Island, Illinois, son of Elmo and Mary (Klote) Angell. He owned and operated Bruce Angell Paint and Repair. Bruce was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed his family, friends, tropical fish, plants and he loved his home.
Survivors include his father, Elmo Angell of Cedar Rapids; siblings, Tina (Kirk) Olson of Newberg, Oregon, Teri Moore of Carrollton, Texas, Kent (Diana) Angell of Cedarville, Illinois, Brenda Angell of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Linda (David) Millbach of Marion, Iowa, and Carol (Jayson Hebdon) Angell of Robins, Iowa; nieces and nephews, Katrina Corwin, Matthew Corwin, Jennifer Harnish, Brittany Angell, Ryan Angell, Jill Zaiser and Sara Zaiser; and his dog, Sam, and an aunt, Ruth (Richard) Hettinger.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Angell; and grandparents, Clyde and Florine Angell, and Glenn and Olive Klote.
A celebration of life service was held February 10, 2015, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home Cedar Rapids. Entombment was in Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.