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Bruce F. Evans

August 26, 1943 September 30, 2019
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Funeral services for Bruce Farrell Evans, 76, Aberdeen, SD, are 11:00am, Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church, with Pastor D.T. Rawerts officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Bruce entered Heaven on Monday, September 30, after a hemorrhagic stroke at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Visitation will be 4:00-7:00pm, Friday, at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, family prefers memorials to Trinity Lutheran Building Fund.

Bruce was born on August 26, 1943, to Stanley and Lila (Johnson) Evans in Willmar, Minnesota. He attended Willmar Public Schools and graduated in 1961. He attended St. Cloud State University for a short time before he started his working career. He worked for National Tea Food Store in Willmar and Long Prairie, Minnesota. In 1963, he began working for Eastern Airlines in Chicago and later in Minneapolis and Seattle and remained with them for nine years. He then managed Adventure Travel Agency in Willmar for one year until the company was sold. Bruce’s final career was with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad in Willmar and Aberdeen. He retired in 2010 after 30 years. Bruce and his family enjoyed traveling and many adventures over nearly 50 years.

Bruce truly loved his family and was a permanent fixture at all his children and grandchildren’s numerous sporting events and activities. One of his greatest joys in life was the railroad, and the men and women he worked with that he considered to be his extended family.

Bruce married the love of his life, “Dolly” Darlene Denekamp on April 25, 1970, in Gary, SD. Bruce and Dolly have four sons: Terry (Shannon), Warner, SD, Tim (Wendy), Aberdeen, SD, Mark, Fargo, ND, and Michael, Burnsville, MN. They have 6 grandchildren: Tanner, Zachary, Kiana, Maryn, Troy and Kayden. Bruce treasured Dolly’s siblings: David (Judy) Denekamp, Don (Janelle) Denekamp, Judy (Paul) Shogren. He is also survived by three nieces and four nephews.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley in 2008 and Lila in 2011; his father-in-law, Jack Denekamp in 1989; and mother-in-law, Esther Denekamp in 2011.

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4:00 PM 10/4/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/4/2019 7:00:00 PM
Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home

1111 South Main
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home
1111 South Main Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

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11:00 AM 10/5/2019 11:00:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church - Aberdeen

915 S Dakota St
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Trinity Lutheran Church - Aberdeen
915 S Dakota St Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

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