Services for Bruce Brovold,

Bruce Brovold, 78 of Gully, Minnesota, passed away on July 7, 2020 at the Essentia Hospital in Fosston, MN. Opportunities to remember Bruce will be held on Saturday, July 11th, at the Samhold Lutheran Church in Gonvick, MN. Because of space limitations due to Covid-19, you are encouraged to participate in one of the following: 2:30 pm visitation with family and viewing at the church, funeral service at 3:30 pm and at approximately 4:15 pm for a time of casual memory sharing at the Clear Waters Life Center, Tuscany room, in Gonvick. Bruce will be buried at the Lund Lutheran Cemetery in Gully in a private ceremony. Masks are recommended (please bring your own mask if you have one).  Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of Fosston and messages of condolence may be shared at


Bruce was born on May 15, 1942 to parents Elmer and Millie (Fossum) Brovold at the Bagley hospital. Bruce grew up on the family farm north of Gully in Johnson township with one younger sister, Brenda. Bruce was a farmer at heart and worked alongside his father from the time he was very young. He was great at tackling equipment problems and was often found under a tractor with parts scattered around repairing something. Those abilities and his love of farming also equipped him to be an active member and employee of the Gully Coop, working at both the gas station and later at the fertilizer plant.


On October 5, 1963, Bruce married his childhood sweetheart, Sonja Thoreson. Together they had children, Stacy and Scott. Bruce continued working with his father raising beef cattle, hay and other farm crops. Together the family enjoyed many trips to Pine Lake fishing, waterskiing in the evenings and short trips camping with friends.


After Sonja’s death in March 1988, Bruce married Mary (Stenberg) Brovold on July 17, 1994.  Bruce was welcomed into Mary’s family by her daughter Ginger, and Mary’s parents Harry and Evelyn Stenberg and siblings. Together they worked to build a new home south of Gully and enjoyed going on trips and family gatherings. Bruce and Mary would have been celebrating their 26th wedding anniversary in a couple of weeks.


Bruce is survived by his wife Mary, children: Stacy (Gary) Nordlund of Clearbrook, Scott (Lisa) Brovold of Omaha, NE and Ginger, (Christian) Von Niederhausern of Vergas, MN, grandchildren: Nathan (Charis) Nordlund, Bemidji, Nolan (Alexandria) Nordlund, Grand Forks, ND; Angel Brovold (Daniel Beardmore), Ann (Orrie) Milberger all of Omaha, NE, Will Brovold, Lincoln, NE and Lukas Volstad, Vergas, MN; great grandchildren; Raya, Ahna, Kason, Kamden and Kira; sister, Brenda (David) Odegaard, Minneapolis, MN and several brothers and sister in laws, nieces, nephews, aunts, and cousins.


He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife Sonja.


Richards Publishing

P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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