David ?Goofy? Bruce Gauffin, age 56, a non-smoker, died from lung cancer on April 16, 2007 at MeritCare Hospital, ND surrounded by his family.
He was born on December 29, 1950 in Fargo, ND to Ernest and Genevieve (McDougall) Gauffin . He graduated from Mapleton High School and attended Mayville State University, Mayville ND. He graduated with a B.S. Degree in Education. He taught Social Studies and coached basketball in Grace City, ND for three years. He moved to Fargo in 1977 and began driving for Red River Trails, Inc. He remained in their employ for 30 years working until the end of November 2006 when illness forced him to step down. He drove Team Bus for the Bison for 19 years. He married the love of his life, Loree Spelhaug on April 23, 2005 at Lake Tahoe, CA. He enjoyed softball, darts, golf, and Bison tailgating.
He is survived by his wife, Loree Gauffin, Fargo, ND; parents: Gen and Ernie Gauffin, Fargo, ND; siblings: Kathryn Clemo, Fargo, ND, Gary Gauffin (Kerry) Mora, MN, Jane Schmit (Bob) Fargo, ND; nieces and nephews: Barbara Michel, New Ulm, MN, Theresa Lafferty (Zach) Wimbledon, ND, Kristen VanScharel (Eric) St. Louis, MO, Kendra Gauffin, Moorhead, MN, Jill Gauffin, Mora, MN, Devon Schmit, Fargo, ND, Nick Schmit, Fargo, ND, Adam Spelhaug (Nicole), Davenport, ND, Tyler Anderson, Fargo, ND, Taya Spelhaug, Minnetonka, MN, Ashley Cassel (Michael) St. Paul, MN; eight great nieces and nephews; mother and father-in-law: Ilert and Lorraine Spelhaug, Fargo, ND; brothers and sisters-in-law: Terry and Carlotta Spelhaug, Kindred, ND and Steve and Renee Anderson, Kindred, ND.
In lieu of flowers of memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society.
The visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND.
The funeral will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, April 19, 2007 at Hope Lutheran South, Fargo, ND.
Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo, ND immediately following the service.
Arrangements entrusted to Fredrikson Funeral Chapel, Kindred, ND
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