He is loved by so many, especially his wife Barbra. They married Jan. 19, 1966 in Aberdeen, S.D.
Bruce enlisted in the Navy and was honorably discharged for health reasons Oct. 14, 1959. He worked for the city of Minneapolis from 1967-1997, after retiring on Green Lake in Princeton with his wife Barbra. Bruce worked for the city of Princeton and Princeton Public Schools part-time. Bruce was a man of respect and integrity, a hard worker, a loving man, and a “Fighter,” which he described himself as the day of his death. Bruce was an avid hunter and loved to fish. He volunteered his time to Boy Scouts being a Scout Leader. He was a man who believed that it takes a village to raise a child and even helped in raising some of his grandchildren. The light of his life was his family and he loves his children and grandchildren to heaven and back. We are blessed by God to have been a part of his life and we thank God that he is in paradise waiting for all of us, where there is no pain and no tears. There are no words to describe how much he will be missed.
He is survived by an older brother Howard, Howard’s wife Jan and his brother Tom’s wife Sheryl.
He is preceded in passing by his mother Bernice, father Howard and brother Tom. Bruce has four children, 13 grandchildren, two great grandchildren and one on the way. Their names are as follows: his daughter Heidi and her three children Sharleen, Courtney and Corey; Corey’s son Jaden and Jaden’s mother Nikki; Bruce’s daughter Mindi her husband Allen, their son Charles; Charles’ daughter Alice and Alice’s mother Monica; Mindi and Allen’s daughter Amber, her son coming soon; his father Cody and their other daughters Kat and Megan; Bruce’s daughter Wendi, her husband Ruben, their daughters, Samantha and Jordan, and their sons J.R. and Anthony; Bruce’s son Jody, his wife Lehanne and their sons Dray and Gage.
A gathering will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Princeton on Friday, March 9, 2012, to celebrate Bruce’s life. Feel free to come at 10 a.m., with the service beginning at 11 a.m.