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Church of the Nazarene
Tuesday March 22nd, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Wednesday March 23rd, 2022
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Celebration of Life

Church of the Nazarene
Wednesday March 23rd, 2022
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Bruce Luverne Kleinhuizen

Bruce L. Kleinhuizen, age 64, of Willmar, passed away Thursday evening, March 10, at Carris Health Rice Memorial Hospital following a courageous battle against cancer.


A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, at the Church of the Nazarene in Willmar.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22 and will also continue one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment will be at Holland Township Cemetery at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are preferred.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Peterson Brothers Funeral Home.    www.petersonbrothers.com


Bruce Luverne Kleinhuizen was born on August 21, 1957, in Olivia, Minnesota, the son of Luverne and Beatrice (Ledeboer) Kleinhuizen.  He grew up in the Prinsburg community and graduated from Central Minnesota Christian School in 1975.  He was employed for the Willmar Taxi Service, Willmar Bus Service and recently worked installing fireplaces.


He is survived by his three sisters, Deb Kleinhuizen of Willmar, Julie (and Tim) Johnson of Kerkhoven and Carol Wells of St. Cloud; nieces and nephews, Sharon Rogers (Cyril, Isabelle and Aiden), Susan Calhoun (Mason and Lindsey), Aaron (and Nicki) Wells (Nora, Amelia and Oliver), Amber (and Andrew) Nielsen (Audrey and Conrad) and Adrien (and Katie) Wells, besides other relatives and friends.


He was welcomed to his heavenly home by his parents; grandparents; one sister, Diane; and many aunts and uncles. 


Blessed be his memory!



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A candle was lit in memory of Bruce Kleinhuizen

William Werder Mar 20 2022 5:16 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bruce Kleinhuizen

Steve Groen Mar 17 2022 10:01 PM

Bruce was a friend to my husband and was a groomsman in our wedding in 1978. Blessed be his memory.

Debbie Baker Mar 16 2022 3:37 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bruce Kleinhuizen

Kristen Ellingson Mar 15 2022 5:53 AM

Many memories Bruce was a Good friend who occasionally took care of my Sons Jamie & Jeremy while I worked .

Good all around dependably guy .

My Sons & I spent alot of time with Bruce .

May God Bless You All .

Sheila Christenson Mar 12 2022 9:27 PM

So sorry for your loss. He was a great person. Worked with him at CCT. Going to miss him. Thoughts and Prayers for the family.

Donna Swift Mar 12 2022 2:07 PM

Sincerest sympathies to the family of Bruce. We grew up together on SE 4th Street in Willmar and have many memories of those special days. Wishing you all peace as you celebrate his life.

Sue (Werder) Halvorson Mar 12 2022 8:47 AM