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Angela Speiser
Angela Speiser
Dear Team Olson,

It has been a blessing to have your journals on CaringBridge out here in western ND, Minot. 

This passage from Romans speaks of love never ending, it was one of my favorites when going through treatment.

...neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.   Romans 8:39

May each coming day have love and joy to balance the grief that is part of your lives,

Angie and Dave Speiser
kristie north
kristie north
Missing you Dad more and more each day... I thought this was suppose to get easier but seems as though it gets harder..there's not a minute that goes by where I don't think of you..I hope you are having the time of your life up there. keep watching over us..thanks for being with me this weekend..i know you were there

 

Love you
Deaune Cole
Deaune Cole
Hey "Team Olson" fans,
The Bruce Olson Golf Benefit Scramble will be held Aug.4, 2012 at 10:00 start time planned.  Proceeds will go to help defray medical costs.  More details will be posted after the committee meets on Tuesday evening to finalize details.  As of now, donations have been great, there will be a silent auction with many beautiful handmade items by friends of Bruce as well as business donations.  There are also some very nice prizes as well.  I will post everything on Wednesday with tourney details etc.... Thank you everyone for your interest.  Anyone having questions can call either Neil or myself and we will try answer them.  218-242-2426 or 218-386-2693.
Deaune Cole
Deaune Cole
Thinking about Clare, Sheldon OlsonKatie Olson and Kristie North as they get through there first holiday without Bruce. I felt bad for Clare opening memorial cards thinking it should have been wedding cards! The Rat Pack has been very supportive and I want to thank them, not only during the last few weeks but for welcoming Bruce into the group and also because they are hosting the golf benefit AND as a wedding gift they are going to paint Bruce and Clare's house...how awesome are they!!!!! It still amazes me that people are so generous, giving and loving. To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. ~Barbara Bush......thank you to all of you for being part of "our" family through this tough journey!Deaune
Deaune Cole
Deaune Cole
Hey Team Olson Supporters here is some FYI.... The Warroad Rat Pack that Bruce was a passionate part of will be hosting a Bruce Olson Benefit Golf Scramble on Aug. 4, 2012...times and details not yet set, I will have those early next week and post as soon as I get them. Gather your teams and plan to join us for a day of socializing and fun.  "Team Olson" will have several teams and competition will be tough hehehee Anyone wishing to donate to the prizes or raffle,  please get in touch with me. 218-242-2426 or Neil @ 218-386-2693 or by mail at  53131 Co Rd 2, Warroad, MN  56763 and we will pass it on to the committee (hubby Neil is on this Rat Pack Team and also on the committee). Thank you again for your support!
Dennis Fermoyle
Dennis Fermoyle
My family and I have been in
Jamaica the last week, so I missed  two events that sound like fantastic
celebrations of the life of one of the most likable people I've ever
known.  I hoped that the services for Bruce would be early this week so I
could be there, but when my son told me they were having a "social
gathering" for him on a Friday night, I thought, what could be more
appropriate?  I think Bruce is in a better place now.  He was definitely
not one of the most religious people I've ever known, but by the way he
lived his life--that sense of humor, his ability to give a kid a pat on
the back when he needed it, and his ability to tell kids the brutal
truth when that was what was needed, and his true caring for
people--made him more truly "Christian" than most of us.  It's hard to
accept the fact that next year I'm not going to see Bruce in the halls
walking down from the gym bantering with kids with that grin he seemed
to always have on on his face.  I loved his hilarious stories, I loved
griping about those things teachers and coaches gripe about with him,  I
loved talking hockey with him, and I loved talking American Idol with
him.  I know he had friends who were much closer to him than me, but
it's impossible to express how much I'm going to miss him. 


Dennis Fermoyle
David Johnson
David Johnson
To the Entire Team Olson,


I will be unable to make it to Bruce's service tomorrow, so I wanted to send one final message. I share in your grief. I lost a truly wonderful friend and teammate. Bruce was a unique individual who had a terrific outlook on just about everything he encountered. I am so sorry to know that he is gone, and want you all to know how much I did enjoy my time with him. He was a gem; and i actually, probably, got to know him better, after our time together at UMD. I'm sure he will be missed by so many, as I feel a great personal loss. May I just say God bless Bruce, and God bless you all. It seems so unjust, but in this case the thought that comes to mind is that "only the good die young"!
Alan Afton
Alan Afton
My son Will and I traveled to Bemidji from Louisiana many years ago to attend a bantom hockey camp and Bruce was his team coach.  Bruce took a liking to Will and was as proud of him as I was, when Will scored his first goal in the team tournament at the end of the camp.  Bruce awarded Will the "most improved player" at the final award ceromony.  Bruce was a super guy and had a great influence on my son and for that I am truly grateful.  What a wonderful man and coach - the world needs more like him!
gary Warren
gary Warren
Bruce and i overlapped a couple years as PE major classmates at UMD.I guess i am responsible for getting him out to Minot to coach hockey as we were looking to fill a position there. He and his family stayed at the house when he interviewed and we laughed til late into the night. A great wit, a great sense of humor, a great guy not to mention coach and motivator. His laugh still rings in my ears. My condolences to his family and to the hockey community. Bruce will forever be remembered.Sincerely Gary Warren
Stephen Behm
Stephen Behm
Very sorry to hear about Bruce.  He was a great guy and an excellent mentor and had a rapier wit.  As a "Ryanite" football player playing hockey for MHS, he always provided some good humored ribbing.  Will remember the many classic "Olyisms", such as threatening to make me wear a slow moving vehicle symbol on my practice sweater when I was dogging it in practice, and it was a privilege and honor to have played for Bruce.  Thanks for all of the positive energy, commitment, experience and dedication to excellence that you brought to Minot, the Minot hockey program and to the development of so many good and decent men and women who will always hold you up in such high regard.

Stephen Behm "Behmer"
1984-86
Cindy Wangerud
Cindy Wangerud
I am so sorry to hear of Bruce's passing yet so happy to hear you were all there, gathered around him as his angels and sang him onto heaven.  I have never met him but reading through this I wish I had. He seems like a wonderul man.  Thank you for introducing many to him via this website and the guest book below.

May he rest in peace and your hearts although hearting also find peace.

Cindy Wangerud
Angela Speiser
Angela Speiser
Dear Team Olson,

It has been a blessing to have your journals on CaringBridge out here in western ND, Minot. 

This passage from Romans speaks of love never ending, it was one of my favorites when going through treatment.

...neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.   Romans 8:39

May each coming day have love and joy to balance the grief that is part of your lives,

Angie and Dave Speiser
kristie north
kristie north
Missing you Dad more and more each day... I thought this was suppose to get easier but seems as though it gets harder..there's not a minute that goes by where I don't think of you..I hope you are having the time of your life up there. keep watching over us..thanks for being with me this weekend..i know you were there

 

Love you
Deaune Cole
Deaune Cole
Hey "Team Olson" fans,
The Bruce Olson Golf Benefit Scramble will be held Aug.4, 2012 at 10:00 start time planned.  Proceeds will go to help defray medical costs.  More details will be posted after the committee meets on Tuesday evening to finalize details.  As of now, donations have been great, there will be a silent auction with many beautiful handmade items by friends of Bruce as well as business donations.  There are also some very nice prizes as well.  I will post everything on Wednesday with tourney details etc.... Thank you everyone for your interest.  Anyone having questions can call either Neil or myself and we will try answer them.  218-242-2426 or 218-386-2693.
Deaune Cole
Deaune Cole
Thinking about Clare, Sheldon OlsonKatie Olson and Kristie North as they get through there first holiday without Bruce. I felt bad for Clare opening memorial cards thinking it should have been wedding cards! The Rat Pack has been very supportive and I want to thank them, not only during the last few weeks but for welcoming Bruce into the group and also because they are hosting the golf benefit AND as a wedding gift they are going to paint Bruce and Clare's house...how awesome are they!!!!! It still amazes me that people are so generous, giving and loving. To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. ~Barbara Bush......thank you to all of you for being part of "our" family through this tough journey!Deaune
David Johnson
David Johnson
To the Entire Team Olson,


I will be unable to make it to Bruce's service tomorrow, so I wanted to send one final message. I share in your grief. I lost a truly wonderful friend and teammate. Bruce was a unique individual who had a terrific outlook on just about everything he encountered. I am so sorry to know that he is gone, and want you all to know how much I did enjoy my time with him. He was a gem; and i actually, probably, got to know him better, after our time together at UMD. I'm sure he will be missed by so many, as I feel a great personal loss. May I just say God bless Bruce, and God bless you all. It seems so unjust, but in this case the thought that comes to mind is that "only the good die young"!
Stephen Behm
Stephen Behm
Very sorry to hear about Bruce.  He was a great guy and an excellent mentor and had a rapier wit.  As a "Ryanite" football player playing hockey for MHS, he always provided some good humored ribbing.  Will remember the many classic "Olyisms", such as threatening to make me wear a slow moving vehicle symbol on my practice sweater when I was dogging it in practice, and it was a privilege and honor to have played for Bruce.  Thanks for all of the positive energy, commitment, experience and dedication to excellence that you brought to Minot, the Minot hockey program and to the development of so many good and decent men and women who will always hold you up in such high regard.

Stephen Behm "Behmer"
1984-86
Deaune Cole
Deaune Cole
Hey Team Olson Supporters here is some FYI.... The Warroad Rat Pack that Bruce was a passionate part of will be hosting a Bruce Olson Benefit Golf Scramble on Aug. 4, 2012...times and details not yet set, I will have those early next week and post as soon as I get them. Gather your teams and plan to join us for a day of socializing and fun.  "Team Olson" will have several teams and competition will be tough hehehee Anyone wishing to donate to the prizes or raffle,  please get in touch with me. 218-242-2426 or Neil @ 218-386-2693 or by mail at  53131 Co Rd 2, Warroad, MN  56763 and we will pass it on to the committee (hubby Neil is on this Rat Pack Team and also on the committee). Thank you again for your support!
Dennis Fermoyle
Dennis Fermoyle
My family and I have been in
Jamaica the last week, so I missed  two events that sound like fantastic
celebrations of the life of one of the most likable people I've ever
known.  I hoped that the services for Bruce would be early this week so I
could be there, but when my son told me they were having a "social
gathering" for him on a Friday night, I thought, what could be more
appropriate?  I think Bruce is in a better place now.  He was definitely
not one of the most religious people I've ever known, but by the way he
lived his life--that sense of humor, his ability to give a kid a pat on
the back when he needed it, and his ability to tell kids the brutal
truth when that was what was needed, and his true caring for
people--made him more truly "Christian" than most of us.  It's hard to
accept the fact that next year I'm not going to see Bruce in the halls
walking down from the gym bantering with kids with that grin he seemed
to always have on on his face.  I loved his hilarious stories, I loved
griping about those things teachers and coaches gripe about with him,  I
loved talking hockey with him, and I loved talking American Idol with
him.  I know he had friends who were much closer to him than me, but
it's impossible to express how much I'm going to miss him. 


Dennis Fermoyle
Alan Afton
Alan Afton
My son Will and I traveled to Bemidji from Louisiana many years ago to attend a bantom hockey camp and Bruce was his team coach.  Bruce took a liking to Will and was as proud of him as I was, when Will scored his first goal in the team tournament at the end of the camp.  Bruce awarded Will the "most improved player" at the final award ceromony.  Bruce was a super guy and had a great influence on my son and for that I am truly grateful.  What a wonderful man and coach - the world needs more like him!
gary Warren
gary Warren
Bruce and i overlapped a couple years as PE major classmates at UMD.I guess i am responsible for getting him out to Minot to coach hockey as we were looking to fill a position there. He and his family stayed at the house when he interviewed and we laughed til late into the night. A great wit, a great sense of humor, a great guy not to mention coach and motivator. His laugh still rings in my ears. My condolences to his family and to the hockey community. Bruce will forever be remembered.Sincerely Gary Warren
Cindy Wangerud
Cindy Wangerud
I am so sorry to hear of Bruce's passing yet so happy to hear you were all there, gathered around him as his angels and sang him onto heaven.  I have never met him but reading through this I wish I had. He seems like a wonderul man.  Thank you for introducing many to him via this website and the guest book below.

May he rest in peace and your hearts although hearting also find peace.

Cindy Wangerud
Angela Speiser
Angela Speiser
Dear Team Olson,

It has been a blessing to have your journals on CaringBridge out here in western ND, Minot. 

This passage from Romans speaks of love never ending, it was one of my favorites when going through treatment.

...neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.   Romans 8:39

May each coming day have love and joy to balance the grief that is part of your lives,

Angie and Dave Speiser
Deaune Cole
Deaune Cole
Hey "Team Olson" fans,
The Bruce Olson Golf Benefit Scramble will be held Aug.4, 2012 at 10:00 start time planned.  Proceeds will go to help defray medical costs.  More details will be posted after the committee meets on Tuesday evening to finalize details.  As of now, donations have been great, there will be a silent auction with many beautiful handmade items by friends of Bruce as well as business donations.  There are also some very nice prizes as well.  I will post everything on Wednesday with tourney details etc.... Thank you everyone for your interest.  Anyone having questions can call either Neil or myself and we will try answer them.  218-242-2426 or 218-386-2693.
Deaune Cole
Deaune Cole
Hey Team Olson Supporters here is some FYI.... The Warroad Rat Pack that Bruce was a passionate part of will be hosting a Bruce Olson Benefit Golf Scramble on Aug. 4, 2012...times and details not yet set, I will have those early next week and post as soon as I get them. Gather your teams and plan to join us for a day of socializing and fun.  "Team Olson" will have several teams and competition will be tough hehehee Anyone wishing to donate to the prizes or raffle,  please get in touch with me. 218-242-2426 or Neil @ 218-386-2693 or by mail at  53131 Co Rd 2, Warroad, MN  56763 and we will pass it on to the committee (hubby Neil is on this Rat Pack Team and also on the committee). Thank you again for your support!
David Johnson
David Johnson
To the Entire Team Olson,


I will be unable to make it to Bruce's service tomorrow, so I wanted to send one final message. I share in your grief. I lost a truly wonderful friend and teammate. Bruce was a unique individual who had a terrific outlook on just about everything he encountered. I am so sorry to know that he is gone, and want you all to know how much I did enjoy my time with him. He was a gem; and i actually, probably, got to know him better, after our time together at UMD. I'm sure he will be missed by so many, as I feel a great personal loss. May I just say God bless Bruce, and God bless you all. It seems so unjust, but in this case the thought that comes to mind is that "only the good die young"!
gary Warren
gary Warren
Bruce and i overlapped a couple years as PE major classmates at UMD.I guess i am responsible for getting him out to Minot to coach hockey as we were looking to fill a position there. He and his family stayed at the house when he interviewed and we laughed til late into the night. A great wit, a great sense of humor, a great guy not to mention coach and motivator. His laugh still rings in my ears. My condolences to his family and to the hockey community. Bruce will forever be remembered.Sincerely Gary Warren
kristie north
kristie north
Missing you Dad more and more each day... I thought this was suppose to get easier but seems as though it gets harder..there's not a minute that goes by where I don't think of you..I hope you are having the time of your life up there. keep watching over us..thanks for being with me this weekend..i know you were there

 

Love you
Alan Afton
Alan Afton
My son Will and I traveled to Bemidji from Louisiana many years ago to attend a bantom hockey camp and Bruce was his team coach.  Bruce took a liking to Will and was as proud of him as I was, when Will scored his first goal in the team tournament at the end of the camp.  Bruce awarded Will the "most improved player" at the final award ceromony.  Bruce was a super guy and had a great influence on my son and for that I am truly grateful.  What a wonderful man and coach - the world needs more like him!
Stephen Behm
Stephen Behm
Very sorry to hear about Bruce.  He was a great guy and an excellent mentor and had a rapier wit.  As a "Ryanite" football player playing hockey for MHS, he always provided some good humored ribbing.  Will remember the many classic "Olyisms", such as threatening to make me wear a slow moving vehicle symbol on my practice sweater when I was dogging it in practice, and it was a privilege and honor to have played for Bruce.  Thanks for all of the positive energy, commitment, experience and dedication to excellence that you brought to Minot, the Minot hockey program and to the development of so many good and decent men and women who will always hold you up in such high regard.

Stephen Behm "Behmer"
1984-86
Deaune Cole
Deaune Cole
Thinking about Clare, Sheldon OlsonKatie Olson and Kristie North as they get through there first holiday without Bruce. I felt bad for Clare opening memorial cards thinking it should have been wedding cards! The Rat Pack has been very supportive and I want to thank them, not only during the last few weeks but for welcoming Bruce into the group and also because they are hosting the golf benefit AND as a wedding gift they are going to paint Bruce and Clare's house...how awesome are they!!!!! It still amazes me that people are so generous, giving and loving. To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. ~Barbara Bush......thank you to all of you for being part of "our" family through this tough journey!Deaune
Dennis Fermoyle
Dennis Fermoyle
My family and I have been in
Jamaica the last week, so I missed  two events that sound like fantastic
celebrations of the life of one of the most likable people I've ever
known.  I hoped that the services for Bruce would be early this week so I
could be there, but when my son told me they were having a "social
gathering" for him on a Friday night, I thought, what could be more
appropriate?  I think Bruce is in a better place now.  He was definitely
not one of the most religious people I've ever known, but by the way he
lived his life--that sense of humor, his ability to give a kid a pat on
the back when he needed it, and his ability to tell kids the brutal
truth when that was what was needed, and his true caring for
people--made him more truly "Christian" than most of us.  It's hard to
accept the fact that next year I'm not going to see Bruce in the halls
walking down from the gym bantering with kids with that grin he seemed
to always have on on his face.  I loved his hilarious stories, I loved
griping about those things teachers and coaches gripe about with him,  I
loved talking hockey with him, and I loved talking American Idol with
him.  I know he had friends who were much closer to him than me, but
it's impossible to express how much I'm going to miss him. 


Dennis Fermoyle
Cindy Wangerud
Cindy Wangerud
I am so sorry to hear of Bruce's passing yet so happy to hear you were all there, gathered around him as his angels and sang him onto heaven.  I have never met him but reading through this I wish I had. He seems like a wonderul man.  Thank you for introducing many to him via this website and the guest book below.

May he rest in peace and your hearts although hearting also find peace.

Cindy Wangerud