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  • Aug 25, 2012 1:02pm

    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

    Angela Speiser

  • Aug 25, 2012 12:29pm

    Thank you so much for all of the uplifting updates. I will miss Bruce forever, just as the rest of you will. God bless you all and good luck.

    David Johnson

  • Aug 19, 2012 9:50pm

    Thank you for the wonderful stories and details of the events for Bruce.
    Congratulations to the happy couple too.   Most of all, keep up the tremendous courage you've shown.  God be with you all through the next part of this long journey.
    Angie from Minot

    Angela Speiser

  • Aug 19, 2012 8:54pm

    Best wishes to the bride and groom and our thoughts and prayers are with you all -  what a wonderful ceremony - take care Bruce and Linda

    Bruce and Linda Rostad

  • Jul 29, 2012 6:53pm

    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

    kristie north

  • Jul 11, 2012 7:11pm

    I hope you know we are thinking about you all the time Clare!

    The John Fisher Family

    angela fisher

  • Jul 7, 2012 12:51pm

    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

  • Jul 7, 2012 12:01pm

    The golf scramble sounds great. I am sure a lot of us look forward to details, including where the proceeds will get donated. Thank you for keeping everyone in the loop.


    Jay Kleven MHS '87

    Jay Kleven

  • Jul 4, 2012 4:39pm

    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

  • Jul 4, 2012 3:02pm

    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!

    Deaune Cole

  • Jul 4, 2012 12:36pm

    Happy 4th Dad!  Hope you are golfing and fishing today!  Looking forward to seeing you light up the sky tonight, talk to you later. Love you

    kristie north

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  • Jul 2, 2012 2:45pm

    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

    Dennis Fermoyle

  • Jun 29, 2012 5:24pm

    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"!

    David Johnson

  • Jun 29, 2012 9:41am

    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!

    Alan Afton

  • Jun 29, 2012 12:00am

    Gary Warren

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