Bruce Lee Aughe

October 28, 2021

Bruce Lee Aughe, 76, of Frankfort, passed away October 28, 2021 at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette.  He was born on September 14, 1945 in Frankfort to Richard J. and Virginia (Baker) Aughe.  He married Julia Jean Phillips on December 20, 1974 in Michigantown and she survives.

Bruce was a 1963 graduate of Frankfort Senior High School, being in the first class to graduate from the Maish Road location.  He served in the United States Army, serving in Vietnam for 18 months.  He spent 27 years with the United States Postal Service, retiring as a letter carrier.  He was a member of the Michigantown United Methodist Church and his mission trip to Jamaica greatly strengthened his faith.  Other memberships included the Clinton County Genealogical Society, Model A Ford Club of Indianapolis, and NARFE.  Bruce was a life member and past commander of the VFW Post 1110 and had held offices with the American Legion Post 12, and 40 & 8.  He also served on the combined military honor guard and firing squad and had organized the Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day programs for several years.  He loved working on his Model A and woodworking.

Memorial donations may be made in Bruce’s honor to the American Legion Post 12, 451 W. Clinton Street, Frankfort, IN 46041 or the VFW Post 1110, 309 N. Main Street, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Visitation and Services

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center, 501 East Clinton Street, Frankfort.  Friends may visit from Noon until the time of service at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial with military rites will be in Bunnell Cemetery, Frankfort, where he will be laid to rest next to his brother.  Following services, friends and family are invited to a meal at the VFW for food and fellowship. 

Survived by:

Surviving along with his wife, Julia are his Daughters: Brenda (Barry) Birchall of West Sacramento, CA, Jennifer (Todd) Whiteman of Frankfort, Nichole Aughe of Frankfort, and Heather Aughe of Lafayette; 6 Grandchildren: Dan Stell, Trinity Marley, Logan Williams, Emily Snodgrass, Madison Shelburne, and Amber Shelburne; and 4 Great-Grandchildren: Haden Hughes, Kaylee Hughes, Royce Thorne, and Adam Troy Stell.  

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother: Alan, and a grandson: Adam Michael Stell.


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17 Condolences for “Bruce Lee Aughe”

  1. Wayne and Susie Brock October 29, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    So very sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Please know you and the families are in our thoughts and prayers. Wayne and Susie Brock

  2. Susie Plunkitt October 29, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Julia. Bruce will be missed by many. : ( Susie

  3. Jan Shoemaker October 29, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    Julia and family, my heart is aching for all of you. I hope the memories you have all made together will get you through this sad time. It’s so hard to let him go, but knowing God has brought him home and is Bruce is whole again will give you comfort and peace. Hugs and love to you all.

  4. Tracy Baker October 29, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Julia, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May peace find your heart in the coming days. Love, Tracy and Ann Baker family

  5. Marty Lanum October 30, 2021 at 12:19 am

    It is with deep sadness that I learn of my fellow classmate, distant cousin, and Vietnam Brother in Arms The world is a sadder place without him.

  6. Harriet Eldridge Chapman October 30, 2021 at 2:41 am

    Love and prayers are with the family.. His contributions to the military honor celebrations will be missed.

  7. Erilda & Ron Coleman October 30, 2021 at 8:21 am

    Dearest Julia & family,
    Our hearts 💔💔 are saddened by the loss of our friend & classmate Bruce. He was a gentleman all through school & such a kind heart too.
    Sending our 🙏🙏prayers for strength & comfort at this time. May God, our Father, cup you in the palm of His Hands & hold you close.
    God Bless – Ron & Erilda – Foley, AL

  8. Bill Tankersley October 30, 2021 at 10:41 am

    Bruce and I graduated together from high school. He was a good student and friend. I enjoyed talking to him at the class reunions. My condolences to Julia and Bruce’s family .

  9. Melody Chenoweth October 30, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    Julia and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. My God’s guidance and grace give you peace at this time

  10. Chris Barnett October 31, 2021 at 6:02 am

    So sorry for your loss Julia. Bruce was a great guy. He was the one who trained me as a carrier at the Post Office when I started there. He was very helpful. There was about a ft of snow when I started. If he hadn’t been so patient and helped me I might not have stuck it out. Yet because of him I lasted 32 yrs. Now he’s at peace. Now he is free.

  11. Bridget Gunn October 31, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    So sorry for your loss Julia. Bruce was a great guy.

  12. Greg Miller October 31, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    Julia and family,
    I am sorry to learn of Bruce’s passing. I can remember seeing him in his Postal uniform and thinking how sharp that looked. Bruce was always willing to help my Dad with any of the military programs or wherever he was needed. His response was always a hardy “yes”. He did a great job organizing and running the programs for as long as his health allowed and knowing Bruce, even after Julia advised him to stop. Bruce continued to serve his country and his community long after his call. I’m going to miss that big heart and huge smile. I’ll see you again neighbor.

  13. Kathy Denniston November 1, 2021 at 11:03 am

    Julia and family;
    Joel and I send our condolences to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Julia your talk with Bruce was a true reflection on how much you loved each other.

  14. Terry Wellman November 1, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    Bruce was a great guy and I am proud to call him friend. I am so sorry for your loss

  15. Cherri Flora November 2, 2021 at 12:43 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Julia. What a sweet and kind man. Sending love to you and your family. He is at peace! 💕 Love, Cherri Flora

  16. Vicki Albaugh November 2, 2021 at 8:53 am

    Prayers for the family and this is a sad loss! Bruce you will be greatly missed you were a great man

  17. Jerry and Cathie Neidlinger November 2, 2021 at 11:36 am

    Julia and family,
    Thinking of you during this difficult time.
    Lots of prayers being sent your way.

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