• Olinger Highland Mortuary & Cemetery
    Thornton, CO
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Bruce Alan Hatlestad 1949 - 2014
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Kory your last message to Uncle Bruce made me cry again. Because I kind of know how you feel... I keep expecting him to message me on FB and telling me to call him. I see Uncle Bruce's face on FB and it's still hard for me to believe he is gone...I miss you Uncle Bruce. I love you!!
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
still seems surreal. Can't believe your gone. I keep expecting you to call and ask me why I have not called you on my way home from work... it's weird. sometimes it feels ok and I know that's you telling me it's alright and take care of the family... other times it hurts like hell and I just need to hear your voice. now is one of those times..i miss you daddy.. I love you..
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I cannot put into words the feelings that I am having. I know he's in a better place but selfishly I'm not ready to let go. Honestly, probably I would probably never have been ready to let go.. I learned so many things from him, many of which are inappropriate for public postings, but that was my dad. I hope I can be half the man he was, and make my kids as proud of me as I am of him. My hero, my mentor, my daddy. I love you forever...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
We will miss you. It was always fun when you and Aunt Debbie came to visit us. Your jokes were funny and would make me blush. You were kind person. I will miss your words, laughter, and the joy you brought to us. I wish you were still here, but I know you are with us all forever. Rest in peace Uncle Bruce. We love you.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I am glad I got to reconnect with Bruce in recent years. I saw hm as a baby at my family home, (our fathers were brothers) but lost contact over the years. So, I don't have any memories of him, but happy to now know about his family. I know he was immensely proud of his family. I will miss getting his email forwards!!

A cousin, Vonnie
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Words cannot express how sorry I'am for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Please call on me in the days and weeks to come if there is anything I can do.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
"Uncle Bruce I think of you everyday there are times I cry because I miss you so much and times I smile because I remember times we've had together laughing, joking and just being silly. And other times we've had serious conversations and you've always made me feel better about things. I will miss all those special moments with you. God bless you Uncle Bruce may you rest in peace. I will love and miss you forever and always keep you in my heart and always speak highly of you like I always have...I love you!"
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Words are never enough to say how i feel. I think of you a lot dad and alway will. My prayers are with you and the ones you left behind.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Uncle Bruce, oh great uncle of mine...I can't believe the news I just got. It's completely unreal. I don't think it even is hitting me the way it should. I wish I were still in Colorado and saw you more often. I remember always going to your house when we were kids and your goofy personality and dumb/dirty jokes. Lol. Going to the coffee shop late at night with you and Aunt Debbie. The yearly camping trips to lake Wellington. Just to go back and have one of those moments again would be great. I will miss you Uncle BooBoo. Haha I know how much you hatedddd when mom and us would call you that. ?? you'll truly be missed. I love you uncle Bruce. R.I.P. To our own personal family Santa clause. ??
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
He was an amazing grandfather. I was so lucky so know this wonderful man he would always make me laugh when I was upset. I would always go sit in the bedroom with him while he played on his computer and we would eat popsicles. Everytime he got up I would go play his games, he would get frustrated because I would change the settings. I LOVE YOU GRANDPA you will be forever in my my heart and thoughts
Monday, February 17, 2014
My heartfelt sympathies are with you and your family. He was great man and happy to call him my Uncle. I will always cherish my memories of the time we all spent together - Bruce telling jokes, playing cards, and laughing so hard we (almost) pee our pants. :-)
Monday, February 17, 2014
I cry for me not for you. play cards with Dad, talk with Virgil, crack jokes with Dave and hug all who have gone before us.I will keep you in my heart forever and speak of you often.You have been and always will be my anchor.All my love.
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