Bruce Olaf EknesBruce O. Eknes, 58, of Cloquet, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012.
Bruce O. Eknes, 58, of Cloquet, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Essentia Health Care in Duluth.
Bruce was born June 17, 1953 in Cloquet to William and Bette (Kreitlow) Eknes. He worked as a house parent for Pinewood in Cloquet and also as a system analyst for Flambeau Paper, St. Mary’s Hospital and Potlatch Corp. Bruce especially loved his family, nature and the home he had designed and built at Big Lake.
Bruce is survived by his wife, Cindy; his parents; William and Bette Eknes; daughters, Heather (Jim Bjorklund) Falk, Harmoni (Travis) Price, and Jessica (Mark) McCuskey Zahn; brothers, William N. aka “Bubby” (Paul) Eknes-Tucker and Bret (Cindy) Eknes; sisters, Beth (Steve) Wilson and Brenda (Joe) Roff; 7 grandchildren, Tyler, Bella, Olivia, Kayle, Luke, Greta and Grace; numerous nieces and nephews; and his dogs, Walter and Winnie.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to any of the following, Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota, Special Olympics or Friends of Animals.
Visitation: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Cloquet, followed with luncheon in the church social hall. The family has selected Nelson Funeral Care of Cloquet to assist them with arrangements. See their online guest book at www.nelsonfuneralcare.net.
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