* John J. Bruesch; Former Real Estate Agent


John J. Bruesch, a former real estate broker, has died at the age of 84.

Bruesch, who died Thursday at his Ventura home after a lengthy illness, was born July 9, 1916, in Joplin, Mo.

Bruesch was a logger in Oregon and Alaska and was a sailor during World War II.

He also worked in a crystal mine in Arkansas and on railroads in California, and traveled the world with his wife, Nell.

Bruesch was a collector of rocks and minerals, which he loved to cut, polish and display.

He was a member of the Ventura Church of Christ.

In addition to his wife of 61 years, he is survived by one son, John Bruesch; two daughters, Nancy Truman and Kathleen Calhoun; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson.


A service was held Monday at the Ventura Church of Christ.

Memorial contributions may be made to Adventures in Missions, c/o Ventura Church of Christ, 5401 Bryn Mawr St., Ventura, CA 93003.

Arrangements were under the direction of Ted Mayr Funeral Home, Ventura.