Bruce Ikeda Obituary, Death – Bruce Ikeda, who had only recently been diagnosed with cancer, passed very suddenly in the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital. He had been battling the disease for a relatively little period of time. It had been quite some time since he had last been a patient at that facility. After serving his duty in the United States Army and graduating from Lincoln High School in San Jose, he went on to work for the Mayfair/Sun Garden Packing Company for more than thirty years. During that period, he was promoted to several different positions within the company. He bowled out of Fiesta Lanes, Oakridge Lanes, and 4th Street Bowl, and for a significant amount of time, he had been a member of the Nisei Leagues.
Only his son Bruce Kirk Ikeda of San Jose, his daughter Kristine Ikeda Tokunaga (Ron) of San Diego, and his grandson Sean Minoru Tokunaga have carried on with their lives following the passing of their father and grandfather. In addition, he is survived by his sister Sumi Nakamura, who lives in Monterey; his sister Sachi Ikeda, who lives in San Jose; and his sister Kaz Nose, who also lives in San Jose. All of his sisters currently reside in San Jose. In addition to his family, he is survived by his brother, Sus Ikeda (Sadako), who currently resides in Santa Clara.
Everyone he loved who preceded him in death includes his wife, Lillie Yuriko Ikeda, his parents, Isao and Masa Ikeda, his brother Joe Ikeda (Chiye), and his brothers-in-law, Kei Nakamura and Henry Nose. Joe Ikeda, his son, is the only member of his family to survive (Chiye). Both of his parents were born in Japan and spoke Japanese as their first language. Everyone who had the honor of counting Min as a friend will miss him terribly now that he has passed away. Min will be greatly missed by all. During his lifetime, he was someone’s spouse, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, and friend, amongst other roles. He also performed a number of other roles, such as brother-in-law and friend. In every one of these areas, he achieved great success. The funeral services were restricted to only the immediate members of the family’s attendance.