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Bruce Harlan Scholl

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Bruce Harlan Scholl died January 16, 2023 surrounded by his family at his daughter’s home.

 Bruce was born September 22, 1937 in Blackduck, Minnesota to Roy and Exa (Hurlbert) Scholl. 

He graduated from Kelliher High School. Following graduation he worked in the construction industries. At the age of 19 years old he started working at Reserve Mining Company, following their closure he worked for LTV and Northshore Mining companies. During this time he also worked part-time installing carpets and cabinets. He retired at the age of 58 years old. 

 Bruce married Helen Gibson on October 25, 1958. Following their marriage they were blessed with four children. 

He loved gardening and anything outdoors. Some of the best memories include time spent at the cabin with family, always sharing his knowledge of life experiences and stories of the past. 

 Bruce is survived by his loving wife Helen, his children, Sharon (Terry), Alan (Fayette), Michael (Connie), Cynthia (Jody), 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, sisters Helen (Karl) and Betty (Bill), and sister in-law Bev.

 Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Peggy Lee (infant) and Mary Lou (Dell), brothers Caryl and Richard, and son-in law Michael. 

 Bruce is remembered by his ability to always accept life’s challenges, his strong work ethic and a witty personality.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Babbitt with visitation being held one hour prior to the service at the church. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

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