Bruce A. Pfaff

Bruce A. Pfaff

NEW ULM — Bruce A. Pfaff, age 75, of New Ulm died peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. Father Gerald Meidl will celebrate the Mass, and burial will follow in the Soldier’s Rest Section of the New Ulm City Cemetery where full military honors will be provided by the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard.

Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, and continue from 9-10:30 a.m. on Monday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home- South Chapel in New Ulm.

To leave an online condolence for his family, or to sign the guestbook, go to: mvfh.org

Bruce is survived by his wife, Colleen Pfaff of New Ulm; his daughter, Jennifer (Dustin) Schweiss of New Ulm; his sons, Todd (Kelly) Pfaff of New Ulm, Matt (Sarah) Pfaff of Plymouth; his grandchildren, Aaron (Whitney) Pfaff, Drew (Stacy) Pfaff, Karlee Pfaff, Landon Schweiss, Ava Peterson, Kolt Peterson, Aidan Pfaff; one great-grandchild on the way; his sisters, Kathy Schroeder of Fairfax, Mary (John) Steinbach of Redwood Falls; his brothers, John Pfaff of Big Lake, Terry Pfaff of St. Paul; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Ronnie Pfaff; brother-in-law, Gene Schroeder, sister-in-law, Sharalyn Pfaff; and his niece, Janis Schroeder.

Bruce Allen Pfaff was born Sept. 30, 1944, in New Ulm to Raymond and Doris (Blake) Pfaff. He was a 1962 graduate from Fairfax High School. Soon after high school, Bruce enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After his time in the service, he later attended school at Mankato State University. He was united in marriage to Colleen Evers on Feb. 19, 1966 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. This union blessed the couple with a daughter and two sons whom together they raised in New Ulm. Bruce worked at a variety of locations over his lifetime, but predominantly worked as a purchasing analyst at 3M in New Ulm. While working at 3M, Bruce also worked at Zupan’s Bar in Courtland, and helped as a farm hand for local farmers. After his retirement from 3M in 2000, to keep himself occupied, Bruce went to work at Little Duke’s and Hy-Vee Liquor in New Ulm. Besides all of his work, there were a variety of hobbies in life that Bruce enjoyed. As an avid outdoorsman he dearly loved hunting and fishing with family and friends, and splitting wood for himself as well as anyone else in need. He spent many hours cooking over the grill, and shared countless laughs with friends earlier in his life at the bowling alley. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the New Ulm American Legion, and the New Ulm Area Sport Fisherman’s Club. Bruce will be forever remembered by his family for his caring and generous heart. He lived his life to be his family’s provider. He was always there for them in any times of need. These memories, and countless others will forever stay in the hearts of all who knew him best. Blessed be his memory.