Bruce Kjelaas, 69, Grand Forks, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.
Services were held Friday, March 26, at Amundson Funeral Home in Grand Forks, with visitation one hour prior to the service.
Bruce D. Kjelaas was born Dec. 14, 1951, in Walsh County, son of Vincent and Ione (Rundhaug) Kjelaas. He grew up in Adams and graduated from Adams High School in 1969.
After high school he lived in Crookston, Minnesota and Grand Forks, working different jobs. He married Martha Bauer in Mentor, Minnesota. He later married Renee Plante in Grand Forks in June of 1990. They made their home in Grand Forks. He worked 25 years for the ND-DOT as an equipment operator, retiring in 2013.
He is survived by his wife, Grand Forks; daughter, Kristina Norberg, Fosston, Minnesota; step-children, Ben ( Jamie) Maygra, Grand Forks, and Megan Maygra, La Center, Washington; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and sister, Vickie Mahnke, Grand Forks.
He was preceded in death by his parents.