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Frederick Bruun

November 17, 1927 - May 25, 2015

Memorial Service - Friday

May 29, 2015 2:00 PM

Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro

Visitation - Friday

May 29, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro


Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro

Frederick Bruun

November 17, 1927 - May 25, 2015


Frederick K. Bruun, 87, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015 at Sanford Health ER, Fargo.

Frederick Kermit Bruun was born November 17, 1927, to Fred and Clarice (Grove) Bruun, in Tynsid TWP., rural Climax, MN. Kermit was baptized and confirmed at the Sand Hill Lutheran Church, Climax, MN. He graduated from the Climax High School in 1945 and after graduating he was drafted and served two years in the U.S. Army. After his discharge from the military, he married Lorraine Koppang on November 5, 1947. The couple farmed for several years in rural Climax, MN. In 1949, they moved to Crookston where Kermit worked at the Coast to Coast Store, and also the management of the GTA Elevator. In 1952, they moved to Blanchard, ND where he managed the Blanchard Farmers Grain Co. In 1969 and 1970, he worked as the office manager for Bertsch Trucking in Hillsboro, ND and in 1973 he became manager of the Equity Elevator of Hillsboro. In 1977 he went to work for Schoenrock Construction. In 1979, his family moved to Bemidji, MN and he worked in Sales for Dondelinger Chevy/Buick, and in 1980 he accepted the position as Credit Manager for the Bemidji Clinic until his retirement in 1988. After his retirement, Kermit served as board member of the Bemidji Senior Center and the Adult Day Care of Bemidji, Sons of Norway and also was a member of the American Legion and Eagles Club of Bemidji.

Kermit served on many boards and organizations and as chairman of the Traill County Crop Association, Hillsboro School Board, Trustee of Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Hillsboro and served on the Board of Business and Council at Calvary Lutheran Church of Bemidji, MN.

He is survived by his children: Kay (Brenda Zarn) Bruun, Vergas, MN, Curtis (Michele) Bruun, Omaha, NE, Kent (Cindy) Bruun, Crookston, MN, Lanette (Todd) Satrom, Gardner, ND, brother Harley Bruun, Bandera, TX, Gerald (Lorraine) Bruun, Parkers Prairie, MN, seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Lorraine, son Leslie, his parents Fred and Clarice Bruun and sister-in-law, Mary Lou.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Memorial Service: 2:00 P.M. Friday, May 29, 2015 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Hillsboro with visitation starting at 1:00 P.M.


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12 responses to “Frederick Bruun”

  1. Laurie Bruun says:

    So many memories, especially visiting Uncle Kermit and Lorraine and all the cousins in Blanchard. Prayers for all the family during this time

  2. Sharla Bruun says:

    Lifting you all up in our thoughts and prayers….

    Sharla Bruun

    Tim Bruun

    and families…..

  3. Arlen & Beth Gorden says:

    To the Bruun family: Our sympathies and prayers for comfort, strength and peace. Let the tears soothe the pain and the laughter from memories heal the wounds. Lord’s Blessings. Arlen & Beth Gorden
    (My dad & mom are Rudy and Alice Gorden; dad’s mother was Annie Grove-married John Gorden. That’s the path by which we are related.)

  4. Jill Cooper says:

    Wonderful memories of family gatherings full of love, laughter and sharing. I miss those days.

  5. April says:

    The wonderful humor and wisdom you orchestrated with ease, is still a strong presence with Adult Day Services. We miss you Kermit and Lorraine.

  6. Joy Knutson says:

    I have great memories of this wonderful guy! He and Lorraine were a big part of my life. Love and hugs to the family…he will be greatly missed.

  7. Jeanne ( Koppang) says:

    Our sympathies to your family’s. I am Lester Koppang’s daughter. Jeanne. I was saddened to hear of Kermit”s passing. He was a wonderful man, there were many fun family gatherings and celebrations we enjoyedv together. I will inform Lester of this news, Your parents were at my parents when my younger brother passed away as an infant in 1958 it meant so much to my parents, then in 1988 when my oldest brother passed they were there, again when my mom passed, they have always meant so much to us. Prayers are lifted up to you and Lester is doing well he is going to be 93 and is a resident at the Bloomington Masonic home. He has his faculty’s he just can’t see due to immacular degeneration. I know he would be there if he could. Love and hugs to you all.

  8. Barb (Sorum) Watson says:

    Dear Bruun Family, My heart sends sympathies to each and everyone of your family members. Losing a parent is a hard thing and is hard on one’s heart….your dad led a life of service and integrity to so many people. May you all experience peace, understanding, love and fondest of memories of your dad, grandpa, uncle, and friend. Kay, you are in my thoughts….. Sincerely, your classmate from 1971.

  9. Richard and Annette(Thune) Hegg says:

    Our sympathy and prayers to the Bruun family…

  10. Don & Arleeta Foss says:

    Dear Kay,Curtis,Kent,Lanette,& family. Your Dad was a very fine man. God Bless you all.

  11. Jeannie Hertwig Bird says:

    So many wonderful memories from the Blanchard days. Prayers go out for all of you. You were blessed with wonderful parents and I truly cherish the times we shared in Blanchard and Hillsboro. Love to you all. Jeannie

  12. Helene Seter Taglauer says:

    So sorry to hear about Kermit. We always loved Kermit and Lorraine. They were so kind and gentle. We will miss our cousins. God’s peace be with you all and may they rest in the loving arms of Jesus.

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