Bruce Froehlich was born and raised on the family farm three miles west of Winthrop, where he currently resides. He graduated from Winthrop High School in 1971, and attended Mankato Vocational School, where he received a degree in Production Agriculture. Bruce is married to wife, Lynette Henke of Brownton. They have four children; Ryan, Kevin, Scott, and Elisa and five grandchildren. Bruce decided to go back to Mankato State University and received a degree in law enforcement. He worked for The City of Winthrop for twenty-five years, the last ten as Chief of Police, before he retired in 2011. Bruce is still active in farming the home farm. Bruce began working for Hantge Funeral Chapels in 2018 as a funeral assistant. He enjoys working with horse drawn carriages, bowling, and attending Vikings games.