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Bruce R. Remer, 53

Bruce R. Remer, age 53, of Hackensack, formerly of Watertown, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013. at his home.

He was born Nov. 22, 1959, in Watertown, the son of Ronald and Marcella (Meuleners) Remer. Bruce was baptized at the St. Adalberts Catholic Church in Silver Lake; and confirmed at the St. Boniface Catholic Church in St. Bonifacius.

Bruce graduated from the Waconia High School in 1978.

He had worked various places, including QualiTech and Custom HBC.

Bruce was a huge Minnesota sports fan and was passionate for the Vikings.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, and watching NASCAR.

Bruce will be remembered for his honest and unselfish personality. He loved being a grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Remer; grandparents Lawrence and Mary Meuleners, and Alois and Louise Remer; and aunts and uncles.

Bruce is survived by his loving family: daughter and son-in-law Heidi and Herbert Fischer of Gibbon; sons Bradley Remer, and Brian Remer, both of Glencoe; a granddaughter, Makenzey Fischer; mother and stepfather Marcy and Leon Wickenhauser of Cologne; brothers and sisters and their spouses, Brenda and Gary Bury of Montrose, Betty and John Erickson of New Germany, Duane Remer of Waverly, Judy and Tim Motzko of Lester Prairie, Susan and Allen Wickenhauser of Cologne, Alan and Amy Remer of Hackensack, and Mary and David Hilgers of Mayer; as well as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

A funeral Mass took place Tuesday March 12 at 11 a.m. at the St. Boniface Catholic Church in St. Bonifacius with Fr. Thomas Balluff as the celebrant. Interment in the church cemetery.

Visitation was Monday, March 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m.; and continued Tuesday one hour prior to the Mass.

Serving as casket bearers were Duane Remer, Christopher Bury, John Erickson, Herbert Fischer, Larry Lang, Paul Logelin, Robert Weiland, and Larry Barfknecht.

Memorials preferred to St. Joseph’s Hospital Cancer Center in Brainerd.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.