You Are Always With Me
Myra Bruss
  • 24 years old
  • Date of birth: May 4, 1953
  • Date of passing: Aug 8, 1977
Let the memory of Myra be with us forever

For Myra,

I have come to the end of my road and the sun has set for me.

I want no rites in a gloom filled room why cry for a soul set free.

Miss me a little but not for long and not with your head bowed down

Remember the love that we once shared. Miss me, but let me go.

For this journey we must take and each must take alone

Its all part of the master plan a step on the road home.

When you are lonely and sick at heart go to the friends we knew

and bury your sorrows in doing good deeds for others the piece

of heart will lift you and carry you through...


                                                  Ella Blalock

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 27th May 2016

"Hello my dear Myra,
After all these years of not hearing a thing about you, the company that handles your retirement plan sent me a letter asking for any information I might know in getting in touch with your immediate family. Your retirement plan has matured since you would have been 65 this year and they are unable to find anyone to receive the money. After I gave your mother permission to bury you in my dragon dress and scarab ring I never heard from her again. Lord knows I could use the money. I don't even know if you listed any beneficiaries, it sure is needed now.
I don't know how to respond to the letter.
I'm rather bewildered that after 39 years
this company gets in touch with me about you. How on earth did they know that we were connected in 1977? And how on earth
did they know my name and address?
Was it you Myra? Did you guide them to me
so I could collect your retirement? Send me a sign, let me know what to do. As I helped you when you were at your lowest time and struggling, you could return the desperately needed favor. That would be my testimony that your spirit is still alive, there is a heaven, and you still love me as much as you did then unconditionally - ignoring all my faults.
I miss my friend. If I could erase the horrific events of August 7th, 1977 I would do it in a minute. The events of that day changed my life forever. I will talk to you soon. I promise.
All my Love and Devotion! Forever."

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 12th March 2016

"My sister, my friend. All of you have gone and left me. Mom, Dad and you. How I miss you everyday and wonder what you'd be doing today if you had lived. My birthday is next week. I miss the fuss you would have made if you were alive. Tell Mom and Dad I'll be home soon with all of you. Together in the Lords loving arms."

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 29th February 2016

"For year's I have been unable to search the archives to find out what happened that horrible night in Wisconsin. I remember seeing your smiling face of excitement as you went aboard the plane. I read your card's and told you to postpone the trip; that I saw you and five other friend's in a horrific accident, and that no one would come out of it alive. But you didn't believe in the cards and you ignored my premanitions Your excitement for class reunion was much stronger  Since your death I have not read the cards  for anyone else. I can not accept the fact that you are gone my friend. You were a sweetheart and so close to graduation from pharmacology school. I often wonder how my life would have turned out. You and I. You were good for me.. I will always hold memories of you alive, in my heart so that you can live on through me. I'll be back soon. All my Love to you still..."

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 29th February 2016

Fond Du Lac Commonwealth Reporter 1977 August 29 Page 12

Dunn County Authorities report that on August 1st Mrs. Jean Schmitt , 25.of Pepin and five other persons visiting her were fatally injured about 2 a.m. Sunday when their car collided with an Eau Claire teenager's car on Wisconsin Highway 85 during a rainfall. Killed with. Mrs. Schmitt, 25, of Fond Du Lac  were
Jo Beth Process, 24. of Oshkosh
Myra Bruss, 24, of Kaukauna
Susan Tomazevic, 25, of Kaukauna
Lee Schwallenberg, 25, of Appleton and
Sanja Anderson, 25, of Oshkosh

Authorities said the victims were traveling to Mrs. Schmitt's home during a heavy rain storm when their vehicle went head on and rolled several times ejecting the victims from the vehicle and that no seat belts were worn by any of the victims. The teenager in the oncoming vehicle survived the crash and was transported to the county hospital and that he was wearing his seat belt which contributed to the fact that he was the only one to survive  Jo Beth Process was driving the vehicle with the fatalities.
Drugs and alchohol  did not contribute to this accident as they found no trace of it in any of the victims

Associated Press"

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 3rd January 2013

"Your still in my heart and mind, there you are still alive. HAPPY NEW YEAR !"

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 23rd June 2012

"There are two dates in all our lives. The beginning and the end., but it's that dash in between them that counts...."

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 5th May 2012

"Today is your birthday and sometimes when I sit back  and think of you I can't help but wonder where you and I would be today. I know your in a much better place that illiminates pain, fear and tears. I know now you are among the family of lights and I will join you someday.You never came back, and I've never gotten over that.I regret having read your cards before you left. I miss you....."

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 26th March 2012

"You asked me what was it I saw. I told you the number 7. On the 7th day of the 8th month 7 people will died and one would be you. You didn't believe me so August 4th you flew to Wisconsin. I waved as your plane departed. Them on 8/8/1977 your mother called and told me I was right on the penny. And I've never ever been so sorry in my life my friend. I miss you, I always will. RIP Myra"

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 26th March 2012

"It was a match made in the stars. When we could afford it we'd paint the town. We both loved Foster City and every thing seemed to be just perfect until you told me you would be going home to celebrate class reunion. You couldn't wait to tell your Mom how wonderful things had turned out. But the impending doom I saw for you was hard to hide. A preminition I regret to this very day."

This tribute was added by Kim Klardie on 26th March 2012

"One day in sunny San Francisco we met . You were 24 and I 22. We both struggling youth out for the first time on our own. You from Kaukauna Wisconsin me from Rumford Maine. We decided it would be better to share an apartment. We had no problem moving in with each other since we both had very little to our names. You worked as a pharmacy technician and I work at Mills Memorial Hospital ."

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