Bruce Kenneth Tague, 88, of Wyaconda, formerly of Gorin, died Sunday morning, July 23, 2017 at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis.

He was born the son of Charley Evert and Elsie L. (Boltz) Tague on February 26, 1929 in Gorin.

He graduated from the Gorin High School in 1947.   Bruce served in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood.  He was a 50 year Mason, a member of the Memphis A.F. & A.M. Lodge #16 in Memphis.

Bruce married the former Vera Olean Welker on January 28, 1961 in Williamstown.  She preceded him in death on October 28, 2016.

Bruce farmed and worked as a land improvement contractor.   The Tagues were involved for many years in LICA (Land Improvement Contractors of America) and traveled extensively, including to Hawaii as part of LICA.

He was preceded in death by: his wife; parents; brothers, Evert, Richard, Weldon and Jean Tague; sisters, Alice (Tague) Snyder and a sister who died in infancy; a nephew whom he considered a grandson, Will See; brothers-in-law Harry Snyder, Jim Brown, Russell Parsons, Jack Green, Gene Cooper, Cecil Hicks and Bob Crandall; sisters-in-law, D.J. Tague, Evelyn Tague, Lena Dell (Sadie) Tague, Demma Tague and Mona Tague.

He is survived by: his children, Charles William Tague of Hurdland, Mikel See (Tammy) Tague of Wyaconda; Edward Lee (Louella) Tague of Rutledge, and Carla June (Kenneth) Fox of Kirksville; daughter-in-law, Paula Tague, of Kirksville; brother, Don “Buck” Tague of Gorin; sisters, Grace Brown of Memphis, Ruth Tague of Edina, and Vera Crandall of Wayland; sister-in-law, Charlene (Ed) See of Gorin; grandchildren, Alicia (Paul) Stanley of Silt, CO, Melanie Tague of Hurdland, Mitch (Terri) Tague of Luray, Hayley (David) Mann of Bowen, IL, Luke (Amanda) King of St. Francisville, Matthew Tague and fiancé Jessica Clark of Cedar Rapids, IA, Logan and Steven Webster of Wyaconda, Stephanie (Les) Richmond of Memphis, Andrew (Brandi) Tague of Baring, Ashley (Sabe) Sears of Arbela, Jared Fox of Raytown, MO, John (Christina) Fox of Edina and Jessica (Brady) McMann of Kirksville; a nephew he considered a grandson, Nathen See and his daughter Paizley of LaPlata; great-grandchildren, Syndey and Alexa Stanley, Olivia and Tristan Tague, Vivian and Waylon Mann, Timerland King, Kade, Tayte and Urijah Richmond, Levi and Carson Tague, Hallie and Ellie Jo Sears, Marissa and Kaden McMann, Alyssa Murr and Xavier “Fred” Davidson; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 27 at the Gerth Funeral Chapel with Bubba Eder, Larry Howell and Jim Campbell officiating.  Kathy Campbell and Becky Zahn will perform a musical tribute.   Burial will be in the Gorin Cemetery.

Visitation is from 12-7, with the family present from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, July 26 at the Gerth Funeral Home.   A masonic service will be held at 7 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the Gorin Cemetery and can be left at or mailed to the Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main St., Memphis, MO 63555.

Condolences may be sent to the Tague family by signing the online guest book at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerth Funeral Service.