NEW ULM - Warren Bruels, 82, formerly of New Ulm died Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at the Oak Terrace Assisted Living in North Mankato.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 am Tuesday, October 23 at the Immaculate Conception Parish in St. Clair with Father Andrew Olsem celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the Immaculate Conception Parish Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard.
Visitation will be 4-7 pm Monday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. There will be a parish prayer service at 7pm at the funeral home on Monday. To sign the guest book, or to leave an online condolence for his family go to www.mvfh.org.
Warren is survived by his wife, Patricia of North Mankato; daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Jim Jore of Courtland; sons and daughter-in-law, Joel Bruels of Winona, Tom and Laurie Bruels of St. Clair; sister, Marion Taylor of Laguna Woods, California; grandchildren, Butch Dwyer of Courtland, Erin Dwyer of St. Paul, Andy (Stacy) Bruels of Pierre, South Dakota, Tim, Matt, and Katie Bruels, all of Winona, Mary Bruels of Madison, Wisconsin, Kelly Bruels of Duluth, Bridget and Joe Bruels, both of St. Clair; step-grandchildren, Nick and Natalie Jore; and step-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Raymond, Leon, Herbert; and sisters, Marcella, Florence, and Clodie.
Warren Robert Bruels was born August 6, 1930 in Mankato to Joseph and Rose (Fallenstein) Bruels. He attended St. Clair High School and graduated with the class of 1948. After high school, he served in the United States Navy from 1951-1954 as a gunners mate on the USS Knapp. On October 15, 1955 Warren was united in marriage with Patricia Sahli in St. Clair. He worked as a teacher in Milroy and New Ulm for thirty one years and retired in 1995. Warren was the ultimate family man and loved his wife, kids, and grandkids. He enjoyed discussing politics and was very compassionate, especially towards children and animals. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Ulm, the American Legion, and the VFW. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Prolife Across America and to the family for the establishment of a scholarship program in Warren's memory.