Bruce L. Herring

October 13, 1977 ~ November 18, 2018 (age 41)

A Memorial Service for Bruce L. Herring of St. Paul, MN, formerly of Roseau, MN will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Philip's Catholic Church in Roseau, MN. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be held at St. Phillip's Cemetery.

Bruce passed away at the age of 41.

Bruce Lee Herring was born in Little Fork, MN on October 13, 1977, to Sharon and Jerry Herring. He grew up in Loman, MN. As a small boy he went to school at Indus, MN. At that time he loved doing little boy things like swimming, biking, playing with his friends and brothers, Robert and Chris, and going night crawling for bait to go fishing. His favorite TV cartoon hero was He-man. He dressed up as He-man one year for Halloween. That was his favorite time of year. He and his brothers always got lots of candy.

Bruce went to school in International Falls, MN for a while.  He also went to school in Duluth, MN. He loved camping, hiking, boating, and hanging out with friends. He loved roller skating with his mom and brothers. Bruce moved to Roseau with his mom in 1990 and went to Roseau High School. His mom married Donald Olson and he got a new baby sister, Kayla, in 1991. He loved and played with and helped out with her. Later, after Donny passed away, Bruce moved to the cities to live with his dad and stepmother, Patty. At the age of 16, Bruce was in an accident that put him in St. Jude’s Hospital for a while with head trauma. He also had Spina Bifida.

Bruce had numerous jobs. One of them was as a telemarketer. He was one of the best BSers to come along. He could sell anything to anybody. He had jokes galore and made everyone laugh. Bruce made it home to Roseau a few times to visit his mom and step-dad, Allen, and to see a new member of the family, a new brother, AJ. Bruce and AJ grew very close.

Bruce was lucky to find a beautiful friend in Laura Bradley, whom he loved dearly. They cared for each other for nearly twelve years. Bruce also had a person he considered to be his sister, Tracy Castilluccio. Bruce worked for GM Company for a while. Then he was on his final job for a few weeks and just decided to set himself free from this world. He will be loved and sadly missed by his family and all who knew him.

He is survived by his mother, Sharon; step-dad, Allen; brothers Robert, Chris and AJ; sister, Kayla; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; special friend, Laura Bradley; and grandmother, Jeannette Brooks.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry; his paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather.


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