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June 15, 1973 – Friday, September 2, 2011

Service Information

See obituary for details
See obituary for details

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel of St. Michael/Albertville
Thursday, September 8, 2011

Bruce Edward Passer, Jr., of St. Michael, MN, passed away Friday, September 2nd at the age of 38 doing what he loved – riding his motorcycle.

He was born June 15, 1973 in Torrance, CA, the son of Bruce Edward Passer, Sr. and Patricia Kyllingstad.

Bruce is survived by his children: Melodi Passer of St. Michael, D.J. Gillaspie of Iowa, Devon Passer of St. Michael and Hailey Passer of St. Michael; grandchild, Clair Nielson of Iowa; father, Bruce Edward Passer, Sr. of Philadelphia, PA; sister, Jennifer Sweeney of St. Michael; brothers: Jason Jorgenson of Bloomington and Brandon Passer of Philadelphia, PA; long-time companion, April Deal of St. Michael. He is also survived by many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Lynn Kyllingstad; grandmother, Fern E. Bright and his uncle, Ken Kyllingstad.

Visitation will be held Thursday, September 8th. For details please call the family at 612-481-5589
A memorial service and gathering will be held this weekend. For details please call the family at 612-481-5589.

12 Guestbook Entries

  1. Brent S

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Bruce’s Family. Bruce was a great guy. I have known him for over 15 years and have seen him almost once a week (or more) for the last 2. He was a hard working man who loved his family and friends more than anything and I will miss him greatly. I know he is in Heaven, riding with Denny, looking down and watching over us all(especially April and the kids). Rest in Peace Bro, you will never be forgotten…

  2. Christine Nielson

    Melodi and family,
    Our deepest sympathy. We are praying for all of you to get through this time.
    With our love,
    Chris and Nate and Claire Nielson

  3. Danielle S

    I am at a loss for words so I will just speak from my heart. First of all, my thoughts and prayers are with April, your kids, and the rest of your family. My heart goes out to all of you. I am in shock that we have lost yet another friend that was a friend to many. In such a tragic way, and far too young. Bruce you were a great friend. You never thought twice about helping a friend or person in need out. I think of how many times, in the years we were neighbors that you were there for me. I can’t even tell you the number of times that you would let me hang out, no matter the time or notice, when I was having problems. I remember spending countless hours driving you, in your car, all over the place because you didn’t have a license. You never thought twice about helping and neither did I. I will miss you greatly so will many other people whose lives you touched. R.I.P Keep those before you company until we meet again.

  4. Ryan Lamberson

    Like many of Bruce’s friends, I have nothing but fond memories of him. Bruce was the type to smile even when he was down. I didn’t know Bruce quite as well as others none the less I was very saddened by the news of his passing. I will always remember him just the same as he was whenever I would see him, smiling and cracking jokes. The world lost another great guy and he will be missed by many. God bless.

  5. Corrie Lewis

    So sorry to hear about Bruce. Have not seen him for about 6 years, but have fond memories of hanging out with April and Bruce back in the good old days (the early 90’s). My thoughts and prayers are with April and the kids.

  6. Jason David Doyle

    I will miss you my friend. Peace be with you.

  7. April Deal

    We all miss you so much. I look at our children many times every day and hurt for them so badly that they do not have their daddy anymore. We know that God must have needed you up there for something very important and that comforts us but does not make it hurt any less. We all love you and you will forever remain in our hearts.

  8. Jennifer A. Johnson

    My love and prayers go out to April and the children. I haven’t seen any of you for many years since I moved to the west coast, and though our contact via text, etc. has been spotty at best, I have thought of you all often and rejoiced when you became believers. I pray that Jesus helps you through the pain, suffering and loneliness caused by Bruce being called away so young, and that He wipes away all the tears and reminds you of the joyous reunion that awaits us all when we, too, are at last called home. God bless you all and may God’s peace be with all of you. Much love from your sister in The Lord, Jenny Johnson

  9. Jennifer Sweeney

    I miss you so much and it hurts so bad. I look at the world around me and it’s hard to find my place now without you. Thank you for always being there for me and always keeping a place open for me right next to you. You were my rock, you helped me to grow up, to be strong and independent and I will always be grateful for all that you taught me and all that you shared with me. I could not have asked for a better brother or friend. Thanks for being my dad when I had none. Thanks for never giving up on me, even during my ‘pain in the ass’ teenage years. Thanks for your 4 amazing children. I will hold you in my heart forever. Gone but never forgotten. My peace comes from knowing you are up there with mom, uncle Ken and grandma and Denny and I’ll see you when my time comes…until then I will carry you with me in everything I do.

  10. April Lynn Jahnke

    Sorry I didn’t make it to the funeral. If I would have known sooner, I would have come. Sorry for your loss. He will be missed. RIP, Bruce. Love you.

  11. marty sweeney

    Bruce; you know me, I could write to you forever. You were me, my son, and I loved you always and will miss you forever. Jesus needed a carpenter, had some painting he needed done. Maybe through you, others can learn the power of forgiveness and the meaning of honor. Take care of that large piece of my heart you took with you. I love you. Your dad

  12. Karla Passer

    My heart hurts for Bruce’s family & loved ones – all of us. Bruce & I hadn’t had contact for too many years, but I’m so thankful we had reconnected. I always loved him & never stopped thinking of him.

    Still loving him & thinking of him…

    Love, Aunt Karla


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