Bruce Lerol, 53 of Thief River Falls, MN passed away Monday April 11, 2016, at his home in Thief River Falls, MN.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church, Thief River Falls, MN. Burial will be held at Silverton Cemetery, rural Thief River Falls, MN.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Friday, April 15, 2016 with a 7:00 pm prayer service at Zion Lutheran Church, Thief River Falls, MN. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Bruce Orlin Lerol was born September 6, 1962 in Thief River Falls, MN the son of Orlin Lerol and Yvonne (Lerol) Reierson. He was raised in Thief River Falls and was baptized and confirmed at Silverton Lutheran Church. He attended Thief River Falls Public School graduating from Lincoln High School in 1981. He attended Northland Community & Technical College and graduated as Auto Mechanic in 1985.
Bruce worked for Rydell Chevrolet in Grand Forks as a mechanic, and he also worked at Hanson Ford in Grand Forks. He worked in Thief River Falls for Independent Machine and also for Speeds.
On August 9, 2014 he was united in marriage to Denise Lundeen in Thief River Falls, MN. The couple lived in Thief River Falls where Bruce worked as Security Supervisor/Manager on Duty at 7 Clans Casino in Thief River Falls while being owner/operator of Bruce's Auto Service and Towing. He also farmed near Thief River Falls.
Bruce enjoyed cars and tractors, going on Cruises, his Motorcycle, going to auctions, hunting, camping, most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Denise Lerol of Thief River Falls, MN, children Michael Lerol of Thief River Falls, MN, Jessica (Melroy) Ball of Goodridge, MN, Josh Jablinski of Middle River, MN, Matthew Jorstad of Thief River Falls, MN, Quinn Lerol of Little Falls, MN, Hannah Lerol of Thief River Falls, MN, Malinda (David) Rist of Thief River Falls, MN, Linette (Ari) Schwartz of Erskine, MN, Anthony (Jazz Warmington) Lundeen of Oklee, MN, Matthew Lundeen of Thief River Falls, MN, Andrew Lundeen of Thief River Falls, MN, Tanner (Jami) Nunn of Plummer, MN and Libby Nunn of Little Falls, MN: 19 grandchildren: mother Yvonne Reierson of Thief River Falls, MN and father Orlin Lerol of Thief River Falls, MN; grandmother Clara Reierson of Erskine, MN: siblings Daniel Lerol of Thief River Falls, MN, Tammy Hingos of Thief River Falls, MN, Todd (Jocelyn) Lerol of Powers Lake, ND along with several nieces and nephews. Mother-in-law Elaine Freiermuth of St. Paul, MN; brothers-in-law Chuck Freiermuth of St. Paul, MN, John (Kristy Ross) Freiermuth of Maple Grove, MN and Andrew (Mary) Freiermuth of Prior Lake, MN.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents Ole and Olga Lerol, Lawrence Reierson and sisters Laura Jean Lerol and Laura Jane Lerol; father-in-law Charles Freiermuth.
In Lieu of flowers memorials are suggested.
CASKETBEARERS: Shawn Lerol, Michael Lerol, Dean Lubitz, Tanner Nunn, Kevin Lerol, Nathan Lerol, Dave Rist, Matthew Lundeen.