age 68 of Osakis died on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Bruce was born October 25, 1950 in Sauk Centre, MN to parents, Raymond and Helen (Braun) Niehoff. After graduating in 1969 from Sauk Centre High School, Bruce entered the U S Navy during the Vietnam War. He saw active duty aboard the USS Camden. After his honorable discharge in 1976, Bruce went to work for the J C Penney and IDS companies. On February 28, 1976, Bruce was united in marriage to Ruth Maher in Osakis, MN. He began helping out at his brother’s restaurant called the Sportsmen’s Café. In 1977 he and Ruth purchased the café and operated until 1997. Many games of dice were played at the tables in Curly’s café over the years. Bruce continued as a cook but after finally hanging up his apron, he found a great ‘outdoor’ job by helping to coach the Osakis High School Golf teams. It was a rewarding end to many years in service to others. Bruce was a life member of the Osakis VFW Post # 7902. In addition, he had belonged to the Osakis Chamber of Commerce, the Osakis Lions Club and the Osakis Country Club board. He loved to get out on the links and was just as happy to be back in the clubhouse making jokes and shooting the breeze with his friends. He was a devoted sports fan, especially for the Vikings and Twins, playing on various bowling teams and in later years, playing fantasy football. Bruce and Ruth enjoyed traveling and making various casino trips. He liked to go motorcycling, snowmobiling and in the summer months, keeping his yard mowed just right. He will be remembered as a kind, upbeat and generous husband, father and an especially proud Grandpa who will live on in the hearts of his family and many friends. Survived by wife, Ruth Niehoff of Osakis; children, Lindsay (Mike) Kugel, Kim Niehoff, both of Osakis, Brittany (Brennan) Michaels of Bellvue, WA; 5 grandchildren, Hunter, Hayleigh and Mia Niehoff, Aria and Hadley Kugel; siblings, Jim Niehoff of Osakis, Marsha (Mark) DeVine of Breckinridge and Brian (Marie) Niehoff of Osakis; many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Paula Niehoff. Funeral services for Bruce were Sat, Sept. 7, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church in Osakis. Interment was at the Calvary Cemetery with pallbearers, Clayton Niehoff, Caleb DeVine, Brian Helberg, Rick Loxtercamp, Mike Bowman and Jordan Harth. Honorary bearers were Dennis Lang, John Thein, Neil Ranum, Mike Lystad, Justen Brown, Neuman Olson, John Winters, Duane Braun and the Osakis Boys and Girls Golf teams. Military honors provided by the Osakis VFW Honor Guard and the U S Navy Honor Guard. Arrangements by the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis, MN.