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“Chris, chad and families I know it has now been a few weeks after your loved ones passing, I am sure that you are missing him now with a complete...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: janice klinksiek - elmore,, MN

“My sincere sympathy to the family. Bruce was a very good friend to my Husband that passed on 5 years ago. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Rosemary Dahl - Northfield, MN

“We send our sympathies to all of Bruce's family. He had a very genuine, friendly way about him and a caring smile and presence that set me at ease. I...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Rita Grev & Tate Ferguson - MN

“Will miss that smile. Always wanting to know how you are. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Anna Mae Erichsrud - Blue Earth, MN

“My deepest sympathy to all of Bruce's family. Thinking of you in the long days ahead. God Bless... ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Roxanne Rajewsky - Blue Earth, MN

“To the Grev family - So sorry to hear about Bruce. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: cory & julie grev - rochester, MN

“Bruce was a special person, fellow worker, so giving, so caring, and a friend from coffee at Country Kitchen, rest in peace and thanks for everything...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Greg Scheid - Easton, MN

“I am so sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. Bruce was a first cousin to my dad Donnie Swenstad. I always enjoyed visiting with him in Odin whenever he...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Kari Haler - Sleepy Eye, MN

“To Kris and family: Bruce will be missed by many,he was a wonderful man with the biggest heart.I met Bruce at the legion back in the day when us...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Chris Elzenga - Blue Earth, MN

“I was saddened to hear the loss of Bruce. I knew him from when I worked at Country Kitchen in Blue Earth. He was one of my favorite coffee guys. He...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Mandy Osmundson - Elmore

“Sympathy to all the family. Bruce was a SPECIAL guy and a good friend. I'm sure Tex was waiting for him as he made his way through the gates of...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Edith Shaw - Medford, MN

“My deepest sympathies to you all!! When Bruce was in Wal-Mart he would always come by the pharmacy & see if I was working just to say Hi & see how I...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Stephanie Shelstad

“I am so honored to be your niece! I love you and miss you! You have the biggest heart! I know you will greet me when it's my time, until then smoking...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Mari Sorgatz - Faribault, MN

“Bruce was such a nice guy. Always had something to say whenever you would see him. Our deepest sympathy. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: John & Mary Jo Kuhn - Blue Earth, MN

“Bruce was a dedicated Legionnaire and a pleasure to work with at the co-op in Blue Earth. Had many a fine time and fine beer together. Rest well...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Dan Haugh - Delavan, MN


Bruce Grev, age 67, of Blue Earth, formerly of Odin, MN. died Monday, April 8, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 12, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Odin, with Rev. Carla Reierson officiating. Burial will be in St. Olaf Lutheran Cemetery, Odin. Visitation time will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday, at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th Street in Blue Earth, MN with a memorial service at 7:00 PM. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com Bruce was born October 10, 1945, in Mountain Lake, MN, the son of Knute Melvin and Ethel Carrie (Clipperton) Grev. He was raised in rural Odin where he attended district 71 schools. He was a 1963 graduate of Butterfield High School and a 1965 graduate of Dunwoody Institute. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968. He moved to Blue Earth, MN in 1968 and was later married to Katie Yahnke on December 5, 1969 in Crooks, South Dakota. Bruce was an auto mechanic for Hi-Way Ford in Blue Earth and had worked for the Everett Wessels Farm operations. He retired from the Blue Earth/Frost Elevator in 2008. Bruce was a lifetime member of the Butterfield VFW post 9607, Blue Earth American Legion Post 89 and was a charter member of the Aerie 4486 Eagles Club in Blue Earth. He was a longtime leader of the local Veterans Honor Guard and was a frequent worker at the Legion Chicken Feeds in Blue Earth. He enjoyed coffee with the gang at Country Kitchen, socializing with friends later at the Legion Club and trying his luck at any casino that he could find. Bruce is survived by his wife, Katie Grev of Blue Earth, his daughter, Debra Rigdon of Minnesota City, MN, his daughter, Kristin Grev Blowers of Blue Earth, his son, Chad (Rebecca) Grev of Henderson, NV., his grandchildren, Alana & David Schoonover, Brodi & Olivia Blowers and Jody Grev. Also surviving are his siblings: Donna Wise of Prior Lake, Dennis (Elaine) Grev of Columbia, MO, Leslie (Pearl) Grev of Ormsby, Julian Grev of Aitkin, Kathryn Carlblom of League City, Texas, Frances Valley of Port Orchard, WA, Conrad (Kathryn) Grev of Maple Grove and Lowell (Ann) Grev of Oakland, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents.