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Bruce Neisius

January 18, 1947 - May 25, 2016

Funeral Mass - Tuesday

May 31, 2016
- 2:00 PM

St. Mary's Cathedral, Fargo

Visitation - Tuesday

May 31, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

St. Mary's Cathedral, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Bruce Neisius

January 18, 1947 - May 25, 2016


Bruce Michael Neisius, 69, of Hawley, MN, died of cancer, Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND.

Bruce was born January 18, 1947 in Fargo, the son of Adolph and Evelyn Neisius. He attended school at St. Mary’s Catholic School and Shanley High School. During this time he was an altar server at St. Mary’s Cathedral. While serving the church, he had the distinct honor of carrying the Ring of Cardinal Muench when he became Cardinal.

On June 15, 1968 he was united in marriage to Beverly Larson in West Fargo where they made their home. He began working for Fairmont Foods Creamery in Moorhead, the year before their marriage and worked there for several years. Bruce began preparing for a private pilot license in 1973 at Flight Development; in Fargo, shortly after their daughter was born. He continued this education while working at Fairmont, moving toward a Commercial Pilot License, but unfortunately the school closed. As a private pilot, he attained his license and completed his solo flight to Kansas City, KS and back. In October, 1975 he went to work for Farmer Brothers Coffee Co. as a sales representative. He made “Salesman of the Year” twice in a row. In August, 1989 he was asked to transfer to Indianapolis, IN for a newly opened branch. Within that first year, he made “Branch of the Year” which had never been done before in the company. A year later he had the opportunity to move to Rapid City, SD and eventually came back to Fargo to reconnect with this location until his retirement in March of 2012.

In 1986, Bruce joined the U.S. Naval Reserve and Beverly followed soon after, traveling throughout the U.S. as well as the countries of the Philippines, Japan, Korea, Guam, and London, England. He attained the Meritorious Service Medal twice as well as several honors for exemplary service. He retired from the Navy in 2007 after 20 years of service.
Throughout his working career, he made many life-long friends and he enjoyed camping and fishing with friends and family.

Bruce is survived by his wife Beverly, Hawley, MN; daughter Anita, Fargo; his brother, Adrian (Janice) Neisius, Canon City, CO; sister, Shari Neisius, Fargo; niece, Elaine Neisius, Canon City, CO; and nephew, Adam (Sarah) Neisius, Wichita, KS.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Evelyn.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 2:00 pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral 604 N Broadway, Fargo, with visitation one hour prior to services. Interment will be at Holy Cross North Cemetery with Military Honors.


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8 responses to “Bruce Neisius”

  1. Kathy Legvold says:

    So sorry to hear of Bruces early passing. much to young! You will be in my thoughts!

    Kathy (from davon)

  2. Jim Haukedahl says:

    Sorry for your loss Bev

  3. Pam Knapper says:

    Anita – Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Thinking about you – Marv & Pam Knapper

  4. Dennis frye says:

    I served with Bruce and Bev in the Navy reserves,couldn’t find better sailors or friends, Will miss him
    Dennis Frye

  5. Doug Petersen says:

    Bev, I got to know you and Bruce when I served with you in the Navy Reserve in Fargo. Bruce was a wonderful man and great shipmate! He had a wonderful sense of humor and I am glad I had the opportunity to call him a friend! My condolences to you and your daughter in his passing.

  6. Jim and Margie Jensen says:

    We will miss you Bruce, Margie and I have gotten to know you quite well these many years as you knew we were friends, Beverly and Anita take care and remember the good times with Bruce.

  7. Randy & Susan (Martinson) Fryar says:

    Beverly & Anita,

    I am so sorry for your loss of Bruce. Love endures all time and space. Have faith that Bruce is surely watching over both of you from Heaven, and prays for your happiness here on earth. May God be your close companion who walks beside you in your time of grief, and carries your burden when it’s too heavy to bear. God Bless you Both!!!!

  8. Jeff Witter says:

    So very sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing Bev. My heart n prayers go out you, your daughter and extended Family. Bruce was a very awesome person and and very dear Friend and I always considered Bruce to be a very close friend and I will always have alot of very awesome memories to hold onto of Bruce. W e were so honored to have Bruce as a shipmate to share with in our Reserve Units at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Fargo. Bruce will be deeply missed very much and very dearly. Prayers n Hugs on the way for you and your Daughter and extended Family.

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