Bruce G. Stromert, age 66, died unexpectedly on Friday, December 22, at Rice Memorial Hospital. Per Bruce's request, his body was donated to the Anatomy Bequest Program at the University of Minnesota. A celebration of his life was held at Bethesda Grand.
Bruce Gregory Stromert was born on August 28, 1951, in Willmar, Minnesota, to Lloyd B. and Louise E. (Blinn) Stromert. He graduated from Willmar High School in 1969. Although disabled he worked at Hanson Silo Company for a time. He also helped out at Valley Golf in exchange for golfing privileges.
Bruce had life long health issues, which he handled with grace, humor, and a positive attitude, never complaining. In 2008, because of health issues, he entered Bethesda Pleasant View, where his mom was also a resident. He enjoyed putting puzzles together, Wii bowling, and playing bingo and dominoes. The fishing trips with Let's Go Fishing were always enjoyable.
He is survived by his sister, Nancy Dahline of Kandiyohi; a niece, Paula (Dan) Emberland of Willmar; a nephew, Chad (Denise) Dahline of Cottonwood, CA; and 3 great nieces. Also surviving is an aunt, Inge Stromert of Yelm, WA; besides many cousins, and Bethesda friends.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1970; his mother in 2012; a brother-in-law, Dave Dahline in 1990; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Thank you to the staff of ACMC, Rice Hospital and Bethesda Grand for their loving care given to Bruce over the last several years.