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Steven Bruser

Steven Bruser

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Died

I miss his smile and dimples, his secure hugs, his always telling me "I love you more" when he would go out or over the phone. I miss all of him

Tell us about your loved one.

Steven was a warm, loving, talented young man. He loved to make people happy. He was in the top 4 in high school with the highest GPA score. His smile and his dimples were contagious. His laugh was genuine as was his love for his family. He left behind 2 beautiful children, a girl and a boy. He loved playing guitar either folk or electric, he had a talent that he was self taught. He wrote songs. He and his younger brother were very close, best friends. He was there when his mom was sick and took care of her. His friends all say, Steven was a great guy, a lot of fun and very caring.

Tell us about Steven's struggle with addiction

He struggled with addiction to herion for the past 6 years. He had been in and out of rehab, in and out of jail. He would tell me he felt ashamed, that herion controlled him. That it was a love-hate relationship. He would say he wanted to quit, change his life. He said his addiction makes him steal, made him go to jail, made him lose his kids. Made him hurt his family. Before his death he was in jail because of it for four months, getting out 2 weeks before. Christmas. He saw his children twice, stayed with mom and dad., Then he went out with friends a couple times and the second time he didn't come back, instead I received a call from a detective from the Chicago police department. " Mrs. Bruser?" I answered yes, "We have your son, he was found......" And at that moment a part of my heart died

What made Steven smile?

His children,his mom and he had a close relationship, loved talking, doing things together, just going on walks together, mom and he laughed a lot together. Being with his family.simple things, he loved spending guy time with Dad, shooting pool and going to flea markets or just talking. he loved downtown Chicago.

What do you miss most about Steven?

I miss his smile and dimples, his secure hugs, his always telling me "I love you more" when he would go out or over the phone. I miss all of him

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