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Bruce Stratman

Bruce Stratman Jan. 31, 1947 - July 27, 2006 WILLMAR -- Bruce Stratman, 59, of Willmar died Thursday at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth. He died as the result of a brain injury suffered in a fall while hiking July 16 in Temperance River State...

Bruce Stratman

Jan. 31, 1947 - July 27, 2006

WILLMAR -- Bruce Stratman, 59, of Willmar died Thursday at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth. He died as the result of a brain injury suffered in a fall while hiking July 16 in Temperance River State Park.

The service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar.

Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church. Memorials are preferred to Rice Health Foundation for the Healing Garden.

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He was born Jan. 31, 1947, in California to Paul and Elsie (Massey) Stratman. He grew up in Tulsa, Okla. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1969 to 1973 in Turkey and in Minot, N.D.

He married Nancy Rudel in 1971 in Fessenden, N.D. He graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1975. He worked as a nursing home administrator for the Good Samaritan Society for 25 years in Parshall, N.D., Park River, N.D., Pipestone and Redwood Falls. Recently he conducted resident satisfaction surveys in area nursing homes.

He was active in church and city organizations and with the Care Providers of Minnesota.

He is survived by his wife; children: Staci of Kamuela, Hawaii, Amy (and fiancé Mario Cabrera) of Los Angeles, Calif., Justin of Bend, Ore.; two granddaughters; and one brother: David (and Karen) of Fountain Hills, Ariz.

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