Bruce R. Akerstrom, age 73, of Proctor, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2022, in Miller Dwan Medical Center from Small Cell Lung Cancer. Bruce was born in Duluth to Robert and Elaine Akerstrom. He grew up in Twig and graduated from Proctor High School in 1966. On October 6, 1979, Bruce married Paulette Olson in Bismarck, ND.
Bruce worked as a commercial truck driver for numerous firms throughout his more than 30 year career. He was a retired member of the Teamsters Union Local #346. Bruce enjoyed his UTV, fishing and hunting along with snowmobiling in his younger years. He was an avid fan of NHRA and NASCAR. Bruce loved people and he enjoyed talking with anyone that would listen. He will be missed by many and never forgotten.
Bruce was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother Elaine Akerstrom; wife, Paulette Akerstrom; son, Craig Akerstrom, his Doberman, Autumn; stepdaughter, Danielle Thrun, her children, Myrandah, Travis, and Savannah; brother, Kurt (Mary) Akerstrom; sisters, Karla (Dick) Moore, and Jamie Akerstrom; aunt, Gail Johnson; brother-in-law, Steven (Stephanie) Olson; sister-in-law, Peggy (Bruce) Hill; many nieces, nephews and cousins; friends and neighbors.
No services will be held at Bruce’s request. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred and may be sent to the charity of your choice or to the St. Louis County Rescue Squad, 5735 Old Miller Trunk Highway, Duluth, MN 55811. Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Duluth, MN.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Bruce
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Cremation Society Of Minnesota | Duluth