David Lee Bruels


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David Lee Bruels

The family of David Lee Bruels announce his passing in Bellevue, Washington on October 3rd, 2022.

“Dave” (he would often correct people saying “Only my mother called me David.”) was born in June, 1938 and grew up on the plains of Central Minnesota. He was a savvy salesman ever since he was a child. He had a passion for adventure and loved to travel. He was the founder of Interlake China Tours, a successful tour business to Asia, later in life. Dave also loved to garden and took much pride in the landscaping of his homes.

He is preceded by his loving wife, Nancy Ross-Bruels and his parents, Raymond and Arline Bruels. He is survived by his sister, Patricia Rohleder, children, John Bruels, Jim Bruels, Julie Schneider, and Nancy’s daughter Louisa Hunt, as well as five grandchildren.

A celebration for the life of Dave will take place on October 22nd. For time and location please contact the family.

4 Responses to “David Lee Bruels”

  • Suzanne Rose Thompson says:

    My condolences to Dave’s whole family. I was his neighbor for 32 years, and enjoyed getting to know him.. He was a great asset to our neighborhood. I know he missed Nancy so very much and now they can be together for eternity. ❤️❤️

  • laurie lefebvre says:

    Thank-you Dave for being such a great neighbor. I lived across the street from him, and I never knew how much I would miss him! And Nancy too! They were very interesting,and kind people.
    I hope he enjoyed his life in the new place. I will always think of him as I look out my window onto his place.
    So many memories.
    bless him, Nancy and his family.

    Laurie Lefebve

  • Marc Daniels says:

    Dave was an excellent mentor to me at Ross Daniels, Inc. in West Des Moines. I wish his family much strength during this most difficult time.

  • Constance Abbe for the Owatonna High School Class of '56 says:

    Our sympathies to Daves family and friends.

    We are sad at our loss of a generous, kind, adventurous friend and classmate. We wish we could have had more time with you and heard a few more stories of your travels and experiences. We are certainly glad that God chose to let you spend some years with us.

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