Passed away unexpectedly on April 17, 2021, age 73. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Mary Dudding, his son Chris Gareis (Jen), sister Linda Seebeck (Gene), many nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Sue Gust and his twin, Joy Tucker. Bruce proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed wearing his Retired Marine baseball cap each time he left the house. After completing his military duty, Bruce joined the Saint Paul Fire Department and worked his way to Captain, then retired from the fire department in 2002. He will be forever in the hearts of and missed by his family and friends. Due to COVID, a celebration of Bruce's life will take place in late June with interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Be strong and courageous, for the Lord will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 (651) 237-5556

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Bruce was a good friend of mine. I told him that he was the big brother to me that I never had. I learnt a lot from him. He taught me everything I know about pool and made me the slightly less than average player I am today. I want to thank him for sharing a small part of his life with me.
Gary Johnson
April 27, 2021