Bruce Bergson

bruce bergson
Bruce Bergson passed away in his home peacefully surrounded by his family on January 17, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Bruce was born on February 22, 1943 in Ulen, MN.  He worked as a pipe insulator for Local 133 for 50 years.  He was the business manager for 15 of those years.  Bruce was in recovery and sober for 40 years.  His recovery family was a major part of his life, and he touched many.  Bruce was united in marriage to JoAnn on June 15, 2001.  One of his greatest joys was spending time with his grandchildren. Bruce is survived by his wife, JoAnn; his children Jeff (Tracey), Rhonda (Karl) Kreutz; stepsons Steven (Jackie) Scherr, David (Kris) Scherr, Michael (Theresa) Scherr, Benjamin (Misty) Scherr; 26 grandchildren/great-children; former spouse Geri Mjoness; sister Lorraine Eklund and brother Duane.  Bruce was preceded in death by his parents James and Lillian Bergson, and 4 brothers Jerome, Mervin, Mylan and Darold. There will be a visitation from 6:30 to 8:30 pm Friday with a prayer service at 7:30 pm on Friday, January 20, 2017 at Boulger Funeral Home. There will be a Celebration of Bruce’s life at 11:00 am Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center.

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  2. To the family of Bruce Bergson,
    I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that “Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18) With sympathy,

  3. JoAnn and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Bruce was one of my closest friends when living in Bismarck. He helped me many, many times. Bruce was a kind man, always full of humor, but also serious when it came down to living a good spiritual life. I know he will be missed by many.

  4. Dear Joann and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Bruce was one of my closest friends when living in Bismarck. He helped me many times when I needed a friend. His friendship and sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him,

  5. John14:2

    In My Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and welcome you into My presence, so that you also may be where I am.…

    God’s Blessing to Joann and all of Bruce’s family and friends.

  6. Dear JoJo and family my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time Kathy Masseth

  7. Joann and family, so sorry to hear about Bruce’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care! Jim and Jodi Atkinson.

  8. JoAnn and family,
    Saddened to read of Bruce’s death. Bruce was on of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.
    The family is in my thoughts and prayers during this time of transition.

  9. I knew Bruce for many years and I was fortunate to reconnect with him and met his wonderful wife as well.God continue to Bless and welcome him to his reward!! I want to Bless his family-I am so sorry for your family’s loss and know he is watching over you!!! Cathie (Katie Basaraba ) Lein

  10. JoAnn, Geri and family –

    Keeping all of you in my prayers as you grief the loss of Bruce. He was one of the good guys in the recovery rooms. He was positive, encouraging, welcoming and shared experience, strength and hope with all of us. He will be missed.

    Jan Ferris

  11. I only spoke with Bruce after Milans funeral. I knew Duane and Jerry and Milan, Milan was like a father to me. Duane was a hoot while working on the Econolodge in Fargo in 1984. I know in the end you will all be reunited together as a family. It is so hard loosing people you love. Hold on to knowing you will be reunited. Prayers for your loss. Sincerely Jim Johnson

  12. Bruce Bergson and I were brother-in-laws in 60’s and our good friendship has never diminished. When ever we crossed paths over these many years, he always left me with a heartfelt smile! That’s just who he was, what a friend! The pain his family is going through is beyond words. I am so sorry. Steve Olson

  13. Dear Joanne and family,

    We knew Bruce for over 30 years and we will miss him so much. He had a great sense of humor and never hesitated to laugh at himself and laugh with us. Bruce was an integral part of the recovery community, and I can still hear him say ‘Hey, old timer”. His spirit with be with us always and know that he made a difference in our lives. I imagine Bruce having coffee at the “big’ meeting, and greeting old friends.I know you will miss him every day, and we will be here to love and support you, and will walk with you through this.

  14. Bruce was a kind hearted man and a great friend. We trudged the same road together for many years and shared the ups and downs of life. I’ll miss him and his banter.

  15. I’m sorry we can’t be there to celebrate grandpa Bruce’s life today. But know that we love you all so much. He was a truly wonderful man who will be missed by everyone.

  16. JoAnn, Oz, Jeff, Geri,
    We just found out about Bruce’s death last night. Our deepest sympathies. Know you will be in our prayers that the Lord will protect you during this time of grieving and bring memories that only make you smile.
    Love you all in Christ,
    Deb and Otto

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