Redlin Funeral Home

Bruce Richard Towns , Age 66

September 13, 1954 --May 31, 2021

Bruce Richard Towns of Baraboo, age 66, went to be with his savior on Monday, May 31, 2021 after a long-fought battle with cancer. Bruce was born in Edgerton, WI. to Richard and Ruth (Sunby) Towns. He was the oldest of 5 boys.

From a young age Bruce loved to play sports from basketball, baseball and football in high school, to golf as he matured. Bruce graduated from UW Whitewater in business.

Bruce married Arlene on June 14, 2002. They lived in Sparta and Baraboo, WI. He leaves behind his wife Arlene and two daughters Tamara Towns-Pozorski (husband John) and Rachel Dingus (husband Scott).

Other survivors include his parents Richard and Ruth (Sunby) Towns and 4 brothers Steve (wife Debi), Mark (wife Pat), John (wife Lisa), and Scott (wife Nancy) and his nieces and nephews. Stepdaughters Dana Burroughs (husband Pat) and Kim Meyer. Grandkids: John Joseph Pozorski III, Roman Pozorksi, Isabelle Dingus, Preston Dingus. Step Grandchildren: Sophia Burroughs, Nora Taylor, Coleman Meyer, Wilson Meyer, Mac Meyer, and Anessa Anderson.

His fun-loving personality will be missed by many.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to The Fulton Church Building Fund, 9209 N. Fulton Street, Edgerton, WI 53534.

A gathering celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, June 5th, at noon at the Baraboo Arts Center, 323 Water Street, Baraboo.

A service celebrating his life will be held on Sunday, June 6, at 1:00 PM at the Fulton Church, in Fulton, WI.


joe ruedy June 05, 2021

friend Sparta , Wisconsin

I had the privilege to be on the Sparta CO-OP board when Bruce was our general manager. His business knowledge and ability to work with people was second to none. I enjoyed stopping in to chat about CO-OP issues but no matter how business-like the conversation was he would always take the time to just shoot the breeze about anything that was on our minds. These meetings would always include that infectious smile and laugh of his. Rest in peace Bruce!

Mary viney June 06, 2021

Childhood friend Austin , Texas

Bruce's early days were filled with 4H and being an exceptional athlete. Blessing to entire family

Charles Weiner June 06, 2021

Friend SPARTA , Wisconsin

Very sorry for your loss of Bruce. Working with Bruce as a patron and then as a Board Member of Sparta Co-Op when he became Manager, Bruce became a good friend and adviser. Bruce will be missed very much!

John Steinhoff June 07, 2021

Friend Tomah , Wisconsin

Myself and my wife, Kari, would like to extend our condolences to Bruce's family. I knew Bruce through the Wisconsin Holstein Association as I am an employee through that company and also knew Bruce from doing some work with him when he was working at the Sparta Co-op. Bruce actually helped my wife and I when we purchased a corn furnace for our home in Tomah. Please know that Bruce and his family our in our thoughts and prayers.

Tim Dickinson June 07, 2021

classmate edgerton , Wisconsin

Although I had not seen Bruce much since high school, I remember him as being a very smart, caring person and of course a great athlete. At a class gathering 2 years ago, we had a nice talk reminiscing about our high school days. He will be missed.

Gene Staffen June 10, 2021

Coach LAND O LAKES , Wisconsin

To the family; parents and brothers. Bruce was one of my boys. Because of his athletic abilities he played on our EHS football team as a sophomore. My sincere sympathies are with you at this time. Coach Gene Staffen