Bruce Wayne Kermes

Born: Sat., Dec. 28, 1929
Died: Wed., Apr. 17, 2013


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 21, 2013
Location: Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Mon., Apr. 22, 2013
Location: First Lutheran Church of Glenville

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Bruce Wayne Kermes was born on December 28, 1929 in Oakland Township.  He grew up in rural Oakland and graduated from Austin High School.  On December 24, 1951 Bruce was united in marriage to Bonnie Huemoeller in Hayward, MN.  Bruce worked for Wilson and Co., and also farmed.  He worked at HyVee in his retirement.  Bruce was a member of First Lutheran Church of Glenville, the Elks Lodge, and the Sunset Saddle Club.  He enjoyed horses and raised Quarter Horses.  He also liked fishing and deer hunting.  Blessed be his memory.
Survivors include his wife Bonnie, children Steven (Shirley) Kermes and Julie (Marty) Vande Kamp; grandchildren Nicole, Elisa, Joshua, Valerie, Lucas, James, and Veronica; great-grandchildren Kennedy, Reagan, Ethan, Kiera, and Kaden; sister Miriam Wangen; sisters-in-law Lois (Ward) Bergene, Pat Huemoeller, and Alice Huemoeller; and many nieces and nephews.
Bruce was preceded in death by his parents John and Helen Kermes, sister Betty (Winfred) Wangen, brother Jack (Lucetta) Kermes, and his brother-in-law Wallace Wangen.

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Val Vande Kamp-Dyksterhuis
   Posted Sun April 21, 2013
Grandma, my deepest sympathy for your loss.
I have fond memories of playing at your place and enjoying rootbeer floats on hot summer days. Grandpa always had a kind smile and easy laugh.
To this day I still think of him when I smell vanilla pipe tobacco, it's something that has always stuck with me.
Love and prayers through this hard time.

Pastor Mark
   Posted Tue April 23, 2013
My love and sympathy to you Bonnie and your family. I enjoyed knowing Bruce during my years of ministry in Glenville.

Al Batt
   Posted Wed April 24, 2013
I enjoyed visiting with Bruce at HyVee while I rang the bells. He always brightened my days. To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is to never die.

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