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Bruce Harmer

June 28, 1950 — June 17, 2022

Mesa, AZ, formerly of Frazee, MN

Bruce Alan Harmer was born June 28, 1950 to Donald and Angie (Zitzow) Harmer.  He was a proud graduate of Frazee High School class of 1968.  He was a fun-loving and popular student with many friends.  He actively participated from his youth through high school in many activities including football, basketball, baseball track and chorus.  Bruce joined the Air National Guard and Reserve of North Dakota in 1969, retiring in 1975.  He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Moorhead State College in 1972..

In 1971, Bruce was united in marriage to Candy Johnson in Frazee.  They had three children, Jason, Heather and Jonathan.  In 2010, Bruce retired from a 35 year career with Pepsi Cola.  He enjoyed traveling and taking home videos.  In retirement, he developed a green thumb and spent time tending to plants and landscaping.  In his leisure time Bruce could be found on the golf course, in a movie theater or in his favorite recliner watching his movies or sports, especially Minnesota teams.  He actively coached and volunteered for many years with Special Olympics for the Savage-Prior Lake Softball Team.

Bruce always looked forward to spending time with his high school classmates, making time to come back to Frazee for Turkey Days and reunions.  He could be heard telling large and entertaining stories about "the good old days" with friends.  He never tired of reliving those times in laughter and jokes with those he remained close to his entire life.  Although he liked the warmth of the Arizona winters, he planned his time around coming back home to see his friends in the Frazee area to take in the Minnesota summers.

Bruce is survived by his children, Heather Harmer, Jason (Laura Graham) Harmer, Jonathan (Melissa) Kim, his former wife, Candy, his brother, Brent, Uncle Roger Harmer and special friend, Paula.


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