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Bruce Lindquist, 74

Bruce Darrel Lindquist, age 74, of Dassel, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at his residence.

There will be a memorial service Saturday, Jan. 5 at 11 a.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel, with a time to gather with the family at the church one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Laurie O’Shea will officiate at the service.

Memorials preferred to Ecumen Home Care and Hospice, 218 North Holcombe Avenue, Litchfield, Minnesota 55355.

Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home of Dassel.

Bruce was born Sept. 26, 1944, in French Lake Township, Wright County, the son of Elmer and Ruby (Nelson) Lindquist. He grew up in the Cokato and Dassel area, and graduated from the Dassel High School in 1962.

Bruce was baptized in the Christian faith and was a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel.

He worked at the Minnesota Hatchery in Dassel for 28 years, and as a finishing carpenter for Dahl Builders for 11 years.

Bruce was united in marriage to Renva Johnson May 11, 1964, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield. The couple made their home in Dassel, where they raised three sons, and shared 54 years of marriage.

Bruce served 20 years on the Dassel Volunteer Fire Department, with the last four years of service as fire chief. He volunteered for many years working in the barbeque pits for the annual Red Rooster Days.

Hobbies he enjoyed were hunting, fishing, and woodworking. Bruce and Renva also enjoyed antiquing road trips throughout Minnesota.

Bruce enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren for family gatherings, sports events, and holidays. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to family and neighbors. He took meticulous care of his yard and garden, and loved the companionship of his English setters, Daisy, Maggie, and Mollie, often telling stories about them.

Bruce will be missed by his family and many friends.

He is survived by his wife, Renva Lindquist of Dassel; three sons, Clint (Brenda) Lindquist of Litchfield, Heath Lindquist of Wyoming, MN, and Daniel (Shannon) Lindquist of South Haven; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters Betty Rokala of Cokato, Diane (David) Chastek of South Haven, and Mary (John) Railsback of Silt, CO, and by several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents; and his siblings, Sharon Shoutz, Jim Lindquist, Donald Lindquist, and Lynn Lindquist.

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