Bruce Dokken

bruce dokken
Bruce Clayton Dokken, age 60, passed away from lung cancer Aug 3, 2017 at home in Fargo with his family. Bruce was born in Rugby, ND on April 24, 1957 to Wayne & Linda (Hjellum) Dokken. He moved with his family to Grafton, ND in 1962 & graduated from Grafton High School in 1975. Bruce married Sue Hoselton in East Grand Forks, MN on Aug 28, 1982. On January 7, 1983, their daughter Jenny was born. Bruce worked at a variety of jobs in Grafton including Morton Buildings & Haugen Excavating. In 1987 they moved to Minot, ND where Bruce worked for the City of Minot for 21 years. In 2010, they moved to Fargo ND where Bruce worked the last 5 years for Cass Rural Water. He retired June 30, 2017 due to poor health. Bruce was an avid hunter & fisherman & enjoyed playing many sports. He cherished time spent with his daughter, son in law & grandsons. Bruce was loved by many & will be missed. He is survived by his wife Sue of Fargo; daughter Jenny, her husband Jake Carolan & 2 grandsons, Dexter & Simon, of Eagan, MN; mother Linda Hoselton of Grafton; 2 sisters Lori & husband Terry Burns, & Lisa Dokken, & 1 brother Steve & wife Kelly Dokken all of Grafton; 14 brother & sister in laws, James & Jan Aasand, Grafton, David & Sally Kliniske, Drayton, Craig & Cindy Westin, Grenora, Rick & Becky Hoselton, Fargo, Scott & Cindy Hoselton, Fargo, Mary Olson, Minot, Roger Hoselton, Orlando, FL, Wayne & Linda Kadlec, Adams; 24 nieces & nephews; & other relatives & friends. Bruce was preceded in death by his father, Wayne; sister, Valerie; & father & mother in law, Warren & Marcia Hoselton.

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  1. So sorry for your loss. May Bruce Rest In Peace. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  2. Praying for comfort and peace for you, Sue, and for family and friends.
    We will deeply miss his sense of humor and his laughter.

  3. My mom and I are so sad to hear of Bruce’s death. Thinking of all of you during this time. Deb Hutson, Denver, CO

  4. Bruce was a classmate of mine and my husband’s. Going through high school with him was a treat, there was never a dull moment and he always made everyone laugh. You could be in a serious situation and Bruce would always come up with a joke to make us laugh. We will always have fond memories of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bill and Jill LeQuire

  5. Thank you Bruce for all you have taught me. I know I would not be the man I am today without you.

  6. May treasured memories give you peace and comfort. Thought and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Family of Bruce, Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

  8. So sorry for your families loss. I graduated with Bruce and had many good times in class, on basketball trips, hunting and other weekend adventures. Many good times with Bruce and thoughts of him always bring a smile.

  9. We are so sorry to hear about Bruce. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. My two sons and myself were on the pool team together with Bruce. This was when you lived in Minot.

  10. Sorry to here of Bruce passing, our sympathies to the family. I worked with Bruce at cases rural water for two years before I retired in 2014. Always enjoyed Bruce. He usually had a joke to tell, had a wonderful laugh and always had a smile. Gods speed…

  11. Sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. Certainly knew him as Steve’s big brother. But remember him for his great humor and love for fishing/hunting. My thoughts and prayers for your family.

  12. Bruce was a classmate of mine and a dear friend. When I think of Bruce, I can only smile. He had an incredible wit and a personality that made everyone around him just want to spend more time with him. I have only happy memories of Bruce and feel blessed to have known him. May God give his family strength and comfort. Rest in peace dear friend.
    Tracy Dibble-Olson

  13. I only had the pleasure of meeting Bruce once he made me feel right at home in his house. I can see from the video he was a kind and caring man he has such kind eyes.
    Peace and love to Doc and all the family. May your memories of Bruce live on forever.

  14. My deepest sympathy for the loss of one of the wittiest guys on earth, Steve’s big brother and by the photos – a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. May God’s love surround with fond memories in this time of loss.

  15. My sympathy to the family of Bruce..Sorry, I wasn’t able to make the funeral, but, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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