Bruce E. Karl, age 69, of Stewart, Minnesota passed away Friday, November 3, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, November 10, 2017, 2:00 P.M. at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson. Interment will be in the St. Anastasia Catholic Cemetery.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held Thursday, November 9, 2017, from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson and will continue one hour prior to the service at the Church.
Memorials are preferred.
Bruce Edward Karl was born on September 27, 1948, in Hutchinson, Minnesota. He was the son of Edward “Ed” Lyle and Cleo Ann (Richards) Karl. Bruce was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth. He received his education in District 38 through eighth grade, and was a graduate of the Buffalo Lake High School Class of 1966.
On April 4, 1970, Bruce was united in marriage to Mary Beth Puchalski at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hector, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with four children, Brad, Christopher, Mandy, and Kimberly. Bruce and Mary resided in Boon Lake Township. They shared 47 years of marriage.
Bruce was a lifelong farmer. He took great pride in growing corn, soybeans, and especially sweetcorn. He was a member of the Young Farmers Association. In his earlier years, he built pole sheds with his uncle Bud.
He was the Lakeside Creamery Manager for 15 years. Along with growing sweetcorn and sampling for Seneca/Green Giant, he also raised a sweetcorn plot for his neighbors to enjoy as Bruce was a very generous person.
Bruce also enjoyed being a bouncer/conversationalist at Flyers Nite Club. He loved deer hunting with the guys “up north”. He was also a neighborhood handy man. He had a passion for playing cards especially sheephead, pinochle, cribbage, and poker. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family especially his grandsons.
Bruce passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care, at the age of 69 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Bruce is survived by his:
Wife, Mary Karl of Stewart, MN;
Children, Brad Karl and his wife, Kristine, of Hutchinson, MN,
Mandy Karl of Mankato, MN,
Kimberly Wilking and her husband, Jason, of Howard Lake, MN;
Bruce and Mary’s Dogs, Charlie, Harley, Carly, and Casey;
Grandchildren, Aaron Karl, Tyler Karl, and James Wilking;
Grand Dogs, Backes, Cooper, Lucy, and Oliver;
Siblings, Deb Mundt of Hutchinson, MN,
Rick Karl and his wife, Bonnie, of Hutchinson, MN,
Connie Dahl and her husband, Curt, of Hutchinson, MN,
Wendy Schultz and her husband, Greg, of Hector, MN,
Mark Karl and his wife, Mary, of Roseau, MN;
Father-In-Law, Jim Puchalski of Buffalo Lake, MN;
Nieces, Nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
Bruce is preceded in death by his Son, Christopher Karl; Parents, Ed and Cleo Karl; Nephew, Josh Schultz; Mother-In-Law, Betty Puchalski; and Sister-In-Law, Robbie Hirschel.