Robert J. Brunelle, 91, of Fargo, ND, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, under the care of hospice.

Robert was born in Horace, ND on February 1, 1922 to Rose and Alphonse Brunelle.  He was educated at St. Joseph’s Academy at Wild Rice, ND.

He married Phyllis Pearson on June 6, 1950 in Des Lacs, ND.  They farmed south of Fargo until his retirement.  Robert was a man of prayer who loved and lived his Catholic faith.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic Order of Foresters, and the Hickson and Horace Senior Citizens.

Robert is survived by his wife, Phyllis; son, Steven (Tammy Jo) and their children:  Danielle (Earl) Haskins, Ryan (Amanda) Brunelle, Amy Brunelle and her fiancé, Ryan Semrud, Tyrel Kraft and his fiancé, Christina Toeke, Tanner (Jo Ann) Kraft, daughter, Julie (Timothy) Hoffman and their children; Shannon (Ernest) Tipton, Fr. Jason Signalness, Lauren (Devin) Hillebrand, Ira (Heather) Signalness, Vaughn (Shauna) Hoffman and 13 (soon to be 14) great-grandchildren.

Memorials are preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley.

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  1. Thinking of you with my prayers!!! God Bless as Uncle Bob was a wonderful man, he will be welcomed with open arms in heaven, and missed by many down here. Take care!!

  2. minot north dakotaThe best to you Phyllis and your family. My prayers are with you. Love from an old friend. Jack Boucher

  3. Columbus OHUncle Bob was one of the sweetest guys I have ever known. One of my fondest memories was when I was young and our family would go out to Wild Rice for church. Uncle Bob would be singing Ava Maria. What a beautiful voice. I will miss your smile and the hugs.
    My Love and Prayers are with the whole family in this time of sorrow.
    Annette (Brunelle) Hill

  4. Vergas MINNESOTABob was an awesome man. I used to hang out with Steve during high school and was blessed to know both Bob and Phylis. I always enjoyed seeing them. Bob will be missed by many.

  5. AMARILLO TXI remember my Uncle Bob especially when I think of growing up and visiting my grandparents at the farm. I loved being there. His smile was infectious and he was always so much fun to be around.
    I was the flower girl at Uncle Bob and Aunt Phyllis’ wedding. I will never forget it!! I even remember the dress I wore. Mom and I and my 2 sisters rode with them to California for their honeymoon. We came along because we were moving to California! Some honeymoon for them!! Three young girls and his sister to content with!
    Even though I had not seen him in a long time, I will miss him, but know he has joined other members of his family at home. Rest in Peace Uncle Bob.

  6. Dublin CAUncle Bob- Mom and Dad were waiting for you. I will never forget you and all of the good times we had on the farm. I love and will miss you.

  7. Longmont CORest in Peace Uncle Bob. Mom and Dad are keeping a place at the table for you in heaven. We spent alot of wonderful holidays and our shared birthday together. Your loving niece Mary Beth

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