|Birth: ||Mar. 12, 1927|
|Death: ||Jan. 24, 2011|
Lloyd William Bruley, age 83, of Crookston, Minnesota, died Monday, January 24, 2011, in the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston.
Lloyd was born in Crookston on March 12, 1927, the son of Peter and Leonile (DeLage) Bruley. He was raised in Crookston and attended Crookston schools. As a young man Lloyd made a move to Portland, Oregon with his family, where he worked for a brief time in the shipyards. He was then drafted into the U.S. Army and served stateside. After his honorable discharge, Lloyd returned to Portland, and then back to the Crookston area. On January 16, 1951 Lloyd was united in marriage to Helen Gust at Tabor, Minnesota. Together they farmed and raised their family in Kertsonville Township. Their farm was open to anyone who needed help, and highway workers or passers-by could stop in at anytime if they needed assistance. During the winter months Lloyd kept busy working for Fert-L-Flow and driving truck. Sadly, Helen passed away on September 21, 2002. Lloyd entered the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in 2007 and his positive attitude and sense of humor were greatly appreciated by the staff and his many visitors. He was a long-time member of St. Peter's Catholic Church parish. Lloyd also held membership in Eagles Aerie #873 and had served on the Kertsonville Township board for over twenty years. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his family and many friends.
Loving family members include seven daughters, Jeanne Fitchorn of Apple Valley, MN, Sue (Mike) Terpstra of Owatonna, MN, Cindy (Dave) Veitch of Emerado, ND, Maureen Wateland (fiancÚ, Mike Novak) of Crookston, MN, Kim Bruley of Thief River Falls, MN, Laurie (Steve) Engelking of Crookston, and Stefanie (Jason) Morberg of Monticello, MN; three sons, Greg (Faye) Bruley, and Dan (Claudette) Bruley, all of Crookston, and Jeff Bruley of Edina, MN; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Genevieve Bruley of Crookston; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Besides his wife, Helen, Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Leonile; sister, Irene Paul; and a brother, Clarence Bruley.
Lloyd's funeral service will be held at 10:30 am, Friday, January 28, 2011, in St. Peter's Catholic Church in Gentilly, Minnesota. Visitation will be at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston on Thursday from 5-7:00 pm, with a 7:00 pm prayer service, and also at the church for one hour prior to the funeral. Interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery in the spring.
Peter Joseph Bruley (1891 - 1974)
Leonile Delage Bruley (1899 - 1974)
Helen L Gust Bruley (1933 - 2002)
Kimberly Kay Bruley (1962 - 2014)*
Irene Albena Bruley Paul (1918 - 2007)*
Clarence Harvey Bruley (1921 - 1987)*
Lloyd William Bruley (1927 - 2011)
Saint Peters Catholic Church Cemetery
Created by: Maureen
Record added: Jan 25, 2011
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