Vivian Bruce, 76-year old resident of Onamia, MN passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, MN surrounded by her family. A Memorial Service will be held at 3 PM on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Tibbets Brook Chapel, 21804 140th Ave, Milaca, MN 56353. Arrangements are with the Shelley Funeral Chapel of Onamia.
Vivian was born in Cloquet, MN on October 13, 1942. She met her husband, Gerald Bruce and they were married on September 11, 1965. The couple made their home in Hillman, MN where they raised two boys and many stepchildren. Vivian lived at ALU on Mille Lacs Lake for a good part of her later life. She enjoyed bingo, Elvis, gardening, and spend time with her family, but most of all she loved shopping.
Vivian is survived by her children, Allen Bruce, of Hillman, MN, and Brian (Vicki) Bruce of Hillman, MN; and many stepchildren; grandchildren, Kyle (Alicia) Bruce of Foley, MN, Brianna (Jerry) Schlag-Bruce of Hillman, MN, Brandon (Christina) Bruce of Princeton, MN, and Michael Parker of Hillman, MN; sisters, Lucile Kuntz of Onamia MN, Carol Higgins, Alvina Aubele; and brother, Gordy Matrious; and many great-grandchildren, family, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Bruce; brothers, David Matrious, Bob Matrious; sister, Elsie Karjens; granddaughter, Dakota Bruce; and nephew, Scott Aubele.