Obituary: Bruce B. Oram

Bruce B. Oram, 80, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Monday afternoon, April 25, 2016 at Anna’s Healthcare in Sturgeon Bay.

He was born June 5, 1935 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late George and Marian (Haen) Oram. Bruce graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1954, and he enjoyed the life-long friendships that were created from participating in athletics. On June 25, 1955, he married Adrienne “Adie” Mary Jorns at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay, and together they enjoyed over 60 years of marriage.

Bruce owned and operated Oram’s Barber Shop on Third Avenue in Sturgeon Bay for over 40 years. After his retirement, Bruce provided shut-ins and nursing home residents with haircuts for many years.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Bruce was civic-minded and gave of his time and talents while serving on the Sturgeon Bay Fire and Police Commission, the Sturgeon Bay School Board, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Msgr. Broens Council #2478. Bruce was also an avid hunter, cribbage player, local sports enthusiast, and Green Bay Packers fan.

Survivors include his wife, Adie; three children, Brenda Oram of Sturgeon Bay, George (Cindy) Oram of Forestville, Linda (David) Hawkey of Sturgeon Bay; four grandchildren, Nicholas Oram of New York, Michelle Stephenson of Algoma, Derik (special friend, Caitlin) Hawkey of Sturgeon Bay; Kirsten Hawkey of De Pere; brother-in-law, Tom (Sandee) Jorns of Sturgeon Bay; and sister-in-law, Jackie Stiehl of Sturgeon Bay.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, George and Marian Oram; and infant brother, Greg.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 29, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Anthony Birdsall as celebrant.

Friends may call at the church, Friday morning, after 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.

Any donations in Bruce’s memory will be directed to the Door County Humane Society.

The family would like to extend a special “thank you” to the staffs of Anna’s Healthcare and Unity Hospice for their compassionate care of Bruce.

Huehns Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Sturgeon Bay is assisting the Oram family with arrangements. Condolences and guestbook signing may be offered at

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