Bruce Worner

bruce worner

September 3, 1951 ~ September 18, 2023

Born in: Breckenridge, Minnesota
Resided in: Fargo, North Dakota

Bruce Lynn Worner, age 72, of Fargo, North Dakota, passed away Monday, September 18, 2023 in his home. Bruce was born September 3, 1951 to William and Elizabeth (Stelten) Worner in Breckenridge, Minnesota.

Bruce valued family. He treasured the memories created with his immediate and extended family. He is survived by his wife, Peggy (Stephenson), Fargo, North Dakota; daughters Mandy (Travis) Cleem and Ashley (Dana) Murphy; grandchildren Haleigh, Gavin, and Aiden Cleem and Rylie and Ethan Murphy, all of Moorhead, Minnesota.

He was preceded in death by his parents, infant grandsons Connor and Wyatt Murphy, one brother and one sister.

Visitation will be from 12:00 – 1:00 pm on Friday, September 22, 2023 at The Lutheran Church of Good Shepherd, Moorhead, Minnesota followed by a memorial service at 1:00 pm. Pastor Mary Suomala Folkerds officiating. Internment will be at Good Shepherd’s columbarium following the service.

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  1. Peg and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Bruce, you and I go way back to the beginning of SE in the church and at St. John’s Hospital. Bruce was quite the guy! So glad I had the opportunity to learn from him and work with you both.

  2. My condolences to Bruce’s wife and family. I knew him since 4th grade. Haven’t seen him since high school. He was a good guy. Rest in peace Bruce.

  3. Peg and family – I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope you find solace, as you grieve, in the memories you made with Bruce.

  4. Peg and family – my thoughts are with you at this time and I am so sorry for your loss. The memories go back a lot of years.
    Betty Jo

  5. I met Bruce in 1998 when I started at SEHSC. One of the things I remember most is his smile, and a little giggle. I remember he was calm in crises and always seemed to know what to do. I was new and green and marveled at how nothing seemed to shake him, no matter the situation he stayed calm and took care of business. He was very kind to me as I learned how to navigate my new job. He will be missed. Peg-I am so sorry that you have lost your husband and best friend. I hope good memories help you make it through these difficult days and months to come.

  6. Peg and Family,
    Prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. Remember and cherish all the years shared with Bruce. He will always be there with you.

    All my love
    Aunt Mavis

  7. Thinking of you Peg, Mandy, Ashley and Families during this sad time of loss. May you find peace and comfort in your cherished memories.

  8. Peg
    Hi Peg I worked with you at SE Human Services a long time ago so just wanted to send my condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Peg, and family,
    Words seem inadequate to express my heavy heart and the memories I have of working with both of you. I always valued and respected Bruce as a collegue and mentor. Thinking of you all.

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