Bruce Gardels age 61 of Pilger, NE passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2023 at Faith Regioanal Health Services in Norfolk, NE. Funeral Services will be on Friday at 10:30 am at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pilger, NE with interment in the Pilger Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Bruce Norman Gardels was born on April 10, 1961 in Norfolk, NE to Robert and Vivian (Wiedeman) Gardels. He was baptized on May 14, 1961 and later confirmed on April 20, 1975 at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Norfolk. Bruce attended Christ Lutheran School and Norfolk Senior High School, graduated from Norfolk Senior High School in 1979. Bruce had been employed at Pilger Sand and Gravel in Pilger, NE.
Bruce loved outdoor activities, such as motorcycle riding, camping, fishing, hunting, taking care of his yard and gardening. He also enjoyed watching Husker Football and NASCAR races, especially if Martin Truex, Jr. was winning.
Brother-Ron Gardels of Norfolk, NE
Sister-Ann Gardels of Utica, NE
Sister-Barb and Terry Holliman of Hamburg, IA
Friend-Pat Green of Wisner, NE
Niece-Heidi and Troy Weyhrich of Norfolk, NE
Bruce was preceded in death by his parents-Robert and Vivian Gardels.