Kathy S. Bruhjell, age 64, of Dassel, Minnesota, formerly of Arlington, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at Essentia Health in Fargo, North Dakota.
Funeral Service will be held on Monday, October 10, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at Peace Lutheran Church in Arlington, with interment in the Arlington City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. prior to the service at the church.
Kathy Sue Bruhjell was born on February 7, 1958, in Gaylord, Minnesota. She was the only child of Charles and Dorothy (Polzin) Hahn. Kathy was baptized and confirmed in her faith at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Arlington, Minnesota. She received her education in Arlington, and was a graduate of the Arlington-Green Isle High School Class of 1976. Kathy furthered her education at Loretto School of Nursing in New Ulm, Minnesota, and received her LPN license in 1977.
Kathy was employed at the Loretto Hospital in New Ulm for a short period of time and then at the Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota for more than 25 years. Kathy then went on to work at Golden Hearts in Arlington and later did Home Health for Prairie River in Hutchinson, Minnesota. She enjoyed helping others, so nursing was the perfect career choice for her until her retirement due to health issues.
In December of 1979, Kathy was united in marriage to Gerald Horner. This marriage was blessed with one son, Daniel. They later divorced and she married Arlen “Bud” Bruhjell on October 2, 1999. In 2003, Kathy and Bud moved to their lake home by Lake Washington in Meeker County. She loved living at the lake and all it had to offer. Kathy and Bud shared 23 years of marriage.
Kathy enjoyed traveling when her health permitted and loved to decorate for all of the holidays. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and friends.
Kathy passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at Essentia Health in Fargo, North Dakota, due to surgical complications, at the age of 64 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Kathy is survived by her:
Husband, Arlen “Bud” Bruhjell of Dassel, MN;
Son, Daniel Horner and his wife, Kayla;
Step-son, Todd Bruhjell and his wife, Danielle;
Step-daughter, Mandy Martin and her husband, Marty;
Grandchildren, Janessa Poncin-Horner, Ava Horner, Aiden Horner, Joseph Bruhjell;
Step-grandchildren, Isaac, Alex, and Elizabeth Martin;
Many other relatives and friends.
Kathy is preceded in death by her Parents, Charles and Dorothy Hahn; Grandson, Seth Horner; Step-son, Troy Bruhjell; Sister and Brother-in-law, Gloria and Chester Samuelson; Niece and Nephew, Cindy and Scott Samuelson; Parents-in-law, Adolph and Gusta Bruhjell.
Colleen Braun says
To the family of Kathy… for years we worked together at the Sleepy Eye Care Center as nurses. Oh how we would giggle and share stories from our everyday lives. She was a good nurse and loved her family. I’m sure she will be deeply missed. May she Rest In Peace.
Vicki Stock says
Bud and Family: I’m shocked and so sorry to see this. I’m sorry that I won’t be able to attend the visitation to give my personal condolences but will be out out town. You have my sincere sympathy in your loss. God be with you and give you comfort in your loss and grief.
Kim and Charlie Schimmelpfennig says
So sorry for your loss.