Bruce Rye

Bruce Rye

Bruce Allen Rye, 58, Luverne, died Friday, April 16, 2021, at his home under hospice care.

A funeral service was Sunday, April 18, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial was Monday, April 19, at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.

Bruce Rye was born on Oct. 8, 1962, to Isak and Irmtraut “Trudy” (Kondert) Rye at the Luverne Community Hospital in Luverne. He was baptized on Oct. 28, 1962, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Luverne. He grew up in Luverne and attended Luverne Public Schools. In April of 1977, he moved to Glacial Ridge Training Center and attended Willmar Public Schools in their special education programming until the age of 21.

Bruce returned home to Luverne in January of 1991 and began working at Rock County D.A.C. In May of 1994, he settled into his new home at Hiawatha Manor in Luverne and continued his employment. In January of 2017 he moved into the Christensen House in Luverne.

Bruce liked to listen to music and books on CDs. He enjoyed watching “Gunsmoke” episodes on television and catching action movies. He also liked football. Bruce loved spending time with his family, and his family loved spending time with Bruce.

Bruce is survived by his mother, Irmtraut “Trudy” Rye of Luverne; his sister, Idella Rye, and her special friend, Terry Hastings, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; nieces and nephews Jessica Rye and her special friend, Jeremy Dobernecker, and family, Jason Remme and his wife, Brittany, and family, Brian Remme, and Becky Jo Nelson and her husband, Curt, and family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Isak Rye.

Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne,

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