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Bruce Donald Gerber
May 21, 1957 ~ July 24, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old
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In Loving Memory Of
Bruce Donald Gerber
Bruce Gerber was born on May 21, 1957, in Slayton, Minnesota to Donald and Thresa Bruns Gerber. He grew up in Iona, MN and graduated from Slayton High School in 1975. Following high school Bruce attended Jackson Vo-Tech for autobody, graduating in 1977. In April 1984 he and Eileen Freeburg Braun were married at Trinity Lutheran Church in Slayton. Following their marriage, they made their home in Slayton. Bruce worked as a carpenter for several construction companies in the area most recently Haecherl Construction. Bruce passed away unexpectedly at his home in Slayton on Monday, July 24, 2023, at the age of 66. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Slayton. Bruce’s greatest joy in life was his kids and grandkids. Bruce enjoyed time with his family, shooting pool with his many friends, and his indescribable collection of beer mugs, sports memorabilia, and CD’s.
Survivors include his wife, Eileen Gerber, four children, Adam Gerber, Nathan Gerber and Lindsey Schreier, Brent Braun and Dan Braun and his wife, Audrey Ann all of Slayton, MN, nine grandchildren, Payton Braun and Bobby Bleyenberg, Haley Braun and Aurthor Sieler, Slater Braun, Griffin Braun, Blaine Braun, Evan Braun, Navy Braun, Lincoln Gerber, and Dawson Gerber, five brothers and sisters-in-law, Barb Mueller of Mankato, MN, Russ and Grace Freeburg of Garvin, MN, Bruce and Marge Freeburg of Slayton, MN, Gary Lorenz of Hastings, MN, and Terry Carlson and his wife, Nancy of Slayton, MN. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Barb Carlson, parent-in-laws, Harry and Ethel Freeburg, sister-in-law, Bev Lorenz and two nephews, Kevin Kepler and Troy Lorenz.
A private graveside service will be held on Monday, July 31, 2023, at the Bethany Lutheran Cemetery in rural Slayton, MN. A public visitation will be on Monday, July 31, 2023, at Totzke Funeral Home in Slayton from 3-5 p.m.