Bruce Lettau, 63, of Clarkfield, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at Carris Health - Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar.
Memorial services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, at Zion Lutheran Church, rural Boyd, with the Rev. Dean Rager officiating. Interment was at the church cemetery.
Bruce Allen Lettau was born June 12, 1956, in Montevideo, the son of Virgil and Esther (Seeman) Lettau. He was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church of Havelock Township and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Tyro Township. He attended country school northeast of Montevideo and then in Clarkfield after his family moved. He graduated from Clarkfield High School in 1974, and then attended Alexandria Vo-Tech for truck driving school. Bruce drove bulk milk truck for a couple of years before working at the Clarkfield and Hazel Run Elevators for 22 years. He then became a bulk truck driver for Consumer Co-op for 20 years. Bruce married Phyllis Eckhardt on Aug. 2, 2003, at Zion Lutheran Church. They enjoyed the short time they had together by going on bus trips , attending a variety of plays and traveling to interesting places. They especially enjoyed the time spent at Mickey and Mary's cabin with good friends Pat and Jerry. They also loved going out to eat. Bruce enjoyed playing in the Clarkfield Golf League with Jerry as his partner, going ice fishing, riding his cycle and going to Sturgis and snowmobiling. He was active in his church serving as Sunday school teacher, on the board of education, financial treasurer and elder, and was a faithful usher every Sunday.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; brother, Michael (and Karen) Lettau, and children Jason and Shaun, and their families; sisters, Sandra (and Greg) Koepp, and children Josh, Rev. Dr. Joel, Amanda, and their families, and Barb (and Eloit) Willander, and children Aaron and Aimee, and their families; step-children, Ellen (and Victor) Wyffels, John (and Deb Anderson) Eckhardt; step-grandchildren: Chad (and Mallory Hanson) Wyffels, Lindsey (and Jason) Albright, Adam (and Jonathan Parsons) Eckhardt, David (and Lyndsey) Eckhardt; great-grandchildren, Stella and Arlo Albright, and one on the way; two aunts, Vernice Stegeman and Ione Noble; lifelong friends, Gerald Sievers, Brad Jessen and Arlen Koepp; and many cousins and friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents; sister, Debra Lettau; and aunts and uncles.
J.H. Lynner Funeral Home, of Clarkfield, was in charge of the arrangements.