Bruce Alan Olsen passed away Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, in Brule.
Bruce was born Aug. 17, 1967, in Duluth. He graduated from Duluth East High School in 1986. Bruce married Patti Kristensen in Kauai, Hawaii, Sept. 11, 1999.
Bruce worked a variety of jobs throughout his life with his last being at Genesis Equipment as a machine assembler. Bruce took pride in his work at Genesis and the many sheetrock or odd side jobs he could help people with. He had many special qualities and was a very hard worker. He was a proud man who could do anything when putting his mind to it.
Bruce was a very caring and giving person who found much comfort and pleasure in helping others. He also enjoyed the simple enjoyments in life such as spending time at the lake, fishing, four-wheeling, tinkering on projects, and snowmobiling, especially when in the company of his two young boys.
Bruce was preceded in death by his brother Kerry W. Olsen; both his paternal and maternal grandparents; and his father-in-law, Roger Kristensen.
He is survived by his wife, Patti Olsen; sons Jordan (10) and Nathan (8); mother Kathleen (Gary) Thompson; father Lyle Olsen; sister Cindy (Steve) Gressman; brothers Keith and Craig; stepsister Nicole (Chris) Wood; nephews Josh and David; nieces Brittany, Jessica, Morgan, Anja, Elizabeth, Augusta, Becca, Anna and Cindy; a special uncle Curtis Olsen; brother-in-law Lawrence (Lynanne) Kristensen; mother-in-law Rita Kristensen; sisters-in-law Sandy (Randy) Grumdahl and Suzanne Olsen; and numerous aunts, uncles, family and friends.
Courtesy of Duluth News-Tribune
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