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Bruce L. Meistad

Fri, Feb 23rd, 2001
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Bruce L. Meistad, 51, of Houston, died February 7, 2001, of an apparent heart attack while at work in Rushford, MN.

Bruce was born on March 20, 19, in Chippewa Falls, WI, to Gordon and Betty (Walters) Meistad. He was raised in Arcadia, WI, and graduated from Arcadia High School in 1967. Bruce married Kay Pfister on Oct. 31, 1970. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1971 with a bachelor's degree in business administration and accounting. Bruce worked for the Internal Revenue Service for two years. He worked for the Riverland Energy Cooperative in Arcadia from 1975 to 1982. Bruce moved to Houston, MN, in 1982, and served as the chief executive officer for Tri-County Electric Cooperative in Rushford from 1982, until the time of his death. Bruce was a member of the Onalaska United Methodist Church in Onalaska, WI, the Houston School Board, and the Houston Economic Development Authority. Bruce was an exceptional husband, dad, brother, son-in-law, boss and friend. His interests included woodworking, yard work and travel.

Bruce is survived by his wife, Kay; one son, Lane Meistad of Houston; one daughter, Angela Meistad of Houston; six sisters, Karen (Gaylord) Metzler of Whitehall, WI, Kathy (Bob) Erickson of Arcadia, WI, Jean (Rick) Reuter of Waumandee, WI, Mary Gilbertson of Arcadia, WI, Beth (Charlie) Loeffler of Geneva, IL, and Terrie Mynhier of Norfolk, VA; and many nieces and nephews. His parents preceded him in death.

The funeral service was February 12, at the Onalaska United Methodist Church in Onalaska, WI, with the Rev. Bruce Bartel officiating. Hoff Funeral Homes-Houston Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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