Gary Bruesehoff, age 70, of Bethesda Lutheran Communities in Victoria, Minnesota, and formerly of rural Norwood Young America, Minnesota, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017, at Golden Valley Rehab & Care Center in Golden Valley, Minnesota.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 25, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at Zion Lutheran Church in Benton Township, Cologne, Minnesota, with interment following at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 9:00 - 11:00 A.M., two hours prior the service at the church.
Gary Lee Bruesehoff was born on November 30, 1946 in Glencoe, Minnesota. He was the son of Lester and Myrtle (Kroells) Bruesehoff. Gary was baptized as an infant on December 22, 1946, and later was confirmed in his faith as a youth on April 10, 1960 both at Zion Lutheran Church in Benton Township, Cologne, Minnesota. Gary’s baptism sponsors were Arnold Gruenhagen, Malinda Harms Stoeckmann, and Wilmer Kroells. Gary received his education at Central High School in Norwood Young America, graduating with the class of 1964.
Gary made his home on the family farm in rural Norwood Young America, farming with his brother and dad. In 2001 he moved to Bethesda Lutheran Communities in Victoria. Gary worked at AFP (American Flexible Products), Fastenal, and McDonalds through Choice Inc. in Eden Prairie doing mostly janitorial work. He was very proud to volunteer for Feed My Starving Children. In 2016, when Gary needed assistance with his daily care he moved to Golden Valley Rehab & Care Center. Gary was a lifetime member of Zion Lutheran Church in Benton Township, Cologne, Minnesota.
Gary enjoyed watching sports, especially the Twins, Vikings, and the Young America baseball team, where you would see Gary with a large bowl of popcorn to share. He also enjoyed ice fishing, John Deere tractors, helping on the farm and raising his pigs. He loved his dogs; Rover, Lassie, Goober, Mickey and Patches. He cherished the time spent with his family and his friends.
Gary passed away at Golden Valley Rehab & Care Center on Monday, March 20, 2017, at the age of 70 years, 3 months and 18 days.
Blessed be his memory.
Gary is survived by his:
Brothers, John Bruesehoff of Norwood Young America, MN, James Bruesehoff, and his wife, Melissa, of Warren, MI;
Sister, Gail Stein and her husband, Rodney, of Brooklyn Park, MN;
Nephews, Eric Stein, Michael Stein and his wife, Amanda, Chad Bruesehoff, David Bruesehoff;
Niece, Amy Stein;
Great Nephew, Landon Stein;
Step Brothers, Allan (Christine) Haas, Paul (LeeAnn) Haas;
Step Sisters, Susan Murphy, Sandra Hormann, Lois (Tim) Scharnhorst;
Other relatives and friends;
Gary is preceded in death by his Parents, Lester and Myrtle Bruesehoff, Step Mother, Pearl (Haas) Bruesehoff; Grandparents, Uncles and Aunts.
Tom Jaekel says
Sorry to hear that Gary passed, I graduated with him in 1964.
Holly Pounds says
I met Gary 13 years ago through CHOICE, Inc. Gary was one of the first people I met when I started my job there, and I was struck by his kind and gentle demeanor. I had the privilege of working closely with Gary over the years and enjoyed talking sports with him, especially about the MN Twins! Back in 2006-2008 when the Twins were doing great, Gary and I would often read the sports page together to follow the Twins’ success. Gary was a reliable and hard worker, and was always polite and courteous to all those around him. I am honored to have known him, and will miss him greatly. I wish peace and comfort for his family during this time.
Tom Henschen says
I live in Colorado now and have not seen Gary for many years but remember him well. I was one of Gary’s class mates through out our elementary years at Zion Lutheran School and remember him being a fine young man during those growing up years with a gentle manor and a kind spirit. It was nice to read he had so many outside interests as well as being involved in the family farm and working for several other companies. I wish his family well at this sad time.