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October 5, 1942 – Monday, January 10, 2011

Service Information
St. Henry Catholic Church, Monticello, M
Friday, January 14, 2011

Visitation Information

Bruce N. Youngdahl, 68, of Albertville, Minnesota, passed away on January, 10 2011 at his residence.

Bruce was born October 5, 1942 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Norris and Marie (Hoffinger) Youngdahl. He graduated from North High School in Minneapolis in 1960 and lived in Northeast Minneapolis before moving to Albertville 31 years ago.

Bruce was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Monticello. He enjoyed spending time at his cabin in Hackensack, Minnesota teaching his children how to fish and stopping at every garage sale along the way to the cabin. His greatest joy was being a grandfather.

Bruce is survived by his wife: Dianne (Donahoo) Youngdahl; children: Andrew P. (Fiance Dianne Pollman), Brian (Lori) Youngdahl, Wayne (Jennifer) Youngdahl, Angelique Humphrey and Andrew H. Humphrey; father-in-law, Alvin Donahoo; brother-in-law, David (Mary Ella Pratte) Donahoo; brother, Gary (Nancy) Youngdahl; grandchildren: Shane, Jossy, Bradyn, Trent and future grandchild Youngdahl and Monica and Benjamin Humphrey; nieces and nephew, Yvette Ritter, Eric Youngdahl, Heather Youngdahl, Antoinette “Toni” Palecek and Lisa Rounds. Also survived by many other relatives and friends.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, Norris and Marie (Hoffinger) Youngdahl; and his brother, Roger (Linda, survives).

Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, January 14, 2011 at 11:30am at St. Henry Catholic Church in Monticello, Minnesota.

Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8pm at the Peterson Chapel, 300 N. Main Street in St. Michael. Visitation will continue on Friday one hour prior to the service at St. Henry Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to Minnesota Veteran Family Support, PO Box 4, Hastings, Minnesota 55033.

Casket Bearers will be Roger Tiernan, Ronald Tiernan, Russell Tiernan, Chad Heath, Erik Youngdahl and Wade Hastings.

The Peterson Chapel of St. Michael assisted the family with arrangements.

12 Guestbook Entries

  1. Michelle Bermel

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He was a very loving man. He will be deeply missed. Love all of you.
    The Bermel family.

  2. Meredith Humphrey

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bruce. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Youngdahl family.

  3. Anne Russ

    I am so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing. He was a fun co-worker and I know so many at Qwest are so saddened. He will be missed.

    Anne Russ -Crystal Central Office.

  4. Mary Egan

    You and your family are in our prayers.

    Mary Egan, Melissa, Trisha and Samantha

  5. Eric, Stacy, Isaac and Franchesca LeDoux

    Youngdahl Family; You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are so blessed to know Grandpa Bruce. We have many special memories of him. He loved Isaac and Frankie as his own grandkids and also Eric and I as his children. I will miss seeing him drive by on his way to get doughnuts. He always had little ways of surprising me. On Mother’s Day he gave me beautiful yellow Gerber daisies. When I was pregnant with Franchesca, he would tuck a doughnut in the door. (Oh how I got a giggle out of that!) And many other wounderful memories of spending Christmas at your home, and just stopping by for a Coca Cola or a quick chat. I will miss G’pa Bruce making fun at my lawnmowing skills, as he put it, “No one has time for straight lines.” Thank you for having us be a part of your family. We are so BLESSED. May the Lord comfort you all through this difficult time and know you are all loved. We Love you, Grandpa Bruce!
    God Bless!
    Eric,Stacy, Isaac and Franchesca

  6. Jenifer Kowalczyk Bouressa

    I am so sad to hear about Bruce. I know what it feels like to lose a father. In the months to come, I hope you all can find comfort through good memories. It’s an empty feeling to endure but God will see you through this. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Your old neighbor…

  7. Michael C Scott

    My wife and I are very sorry to hear about Bruce’s passing. We hunted and fished together and spent time in the Boundary Waters canoe area.

  8. Scott Jensen

    I will really miss you, Bruce. You were always on my best friend list!! God bless you all.

  9. Linda Socha

    Ya’ll are all in my prayers. Wish I could be there to comfort you in person. I’m so sorry.

  10. Marilyn and Ed Burke

    We are so saddened by Bruce’s passing. Our prayers are with all of you. We are so greatful we were able to spend time with both Bruce and Diane on our trip to MN.

  11. Jeanne Cahoon

    To the entire Youngdahl family; please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of your Father, Husband and Grandfather.

    Sincerely, Jeanne Cahoon

  12. Vance Schwartz

    Bruce was a great man & co-worker!
    I learned a lot from him in the short time we worked together. He would not hesitate when someone needed help.
    I usually found the company car full of things he picked up along the way and it was the only car with a bumper sticker that said, “Stops for all garage sales.”
    Bruce will be missed, but always remembered.
    I am sorry for your loss.


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