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Ronald Gene Bruhn

May 18, 1951 ~ October 26, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Ronald Bruhn Obituary

   RONALD GENE BRUHN, age 72 of Hardwick, MN died October 26, 2023 at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage after a long battle of illness. He was the oldest of five sisters and two brothers. Ron was born on May 18, 1951, in Luverne, MN to Harm and Evelyn (Wieck) Bruhn. He attended Magnolia High School and graduated in 1969.

   Ron was married in 1973 for seventeen years. The couple had four children. In 1979, they moved to Sioux Falls, SD. The greater part of his years, he worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator at Friessen Construction in Sioux Falls. He was known in the construction business as “Tanglefoot”. Later on, Ron worked for First Rate Excavate for three years before retiring in 2016. In 2019, he purchased a home in Hardwick where he enjoyed doing things around the house. Ron was very knowledgeable when it came to working on vehicles and lawnmowers, which he enjoyed doing very much. He will always be remembered for his outgoing personality and his love of western movies and television shows and of course his sweet tooth.

   Ron is survived by his mother, Evelyn Bruhn, Adrian; four children, Terry Bruhn, Dell Rapids, SD; Michael Bruhn, George, IA; Nicole (Jeremiah) Christensen, Hartford, SD; and Jessica (Erick) Wright, Sioux Falls, SD; twelve grandchildren, Zachery, Cole, Courtney, Carly, Cameron, Genevieve, Jasmine, Justin, Griffin, Laila, Alexis and Cassandra; seven great-grandchildren, Alayah, Camden, Brayson, Yarisbel, Mateo, Saylor and Bryson; seven siblings, Richard (Linda) Bruhn, Magnolia, MN; Randall (Sheri) Bruhn, Selma, AL; Ruth (Wayne) Bents, Lismore, MN; Rachelle (Gary) Bents, Deepwater, MO; Rebecca Avis, Clinton, MO; Robyn Berghorst, Bingham Lake, MN; and Rosalinda (Jim) Janshen, Adrian.

   He was preceded in death by his father, Harm; an infant sister, Roxanne; and an infant great-grandson, Aiden Mazzoni.

   Gathering of friends and family will be from 1-2 pm Saturday, November 4, 2023 at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne. Memorial service will be 2 pm Saturday at the Dingmann Funeral Home, in Luverne, officiated by Rev. Laura Borman. Burial of cremains will be in the Grand Prairie Cemetery in Ellsworth at a later date.  

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