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Bruce Armstrong, Jr.


Bruce Lee Armstrong, Jr., “Gimiwan” which means “Rain,” age 27, of the Bear Clan and Cass Lake, Minnesota journeyed to the spirit world on Sunday, September 16, 2018 from Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota, following a car accident in Frazee. He was born to Ruth Wind and Bruce Armstrong, Sr. on July 19, 1991 in Minneapolis.

Bruce attended elementary school in Minneapolis before moving to Cass Lake 20 years ago. He obtained his GED in April of this year and was recently accepted to Central Lakes Community College. His interests were sports, in particular baseball and basketball. He was roller skating by the age of three. Bruce loved spending time with his daughters, listening to music and driving. His family describes him as a witty and funny person who loved his sisters and Fam brothers dearly. He was very outgoing and could do everything he tried. Bruce planned to marry his fiancé Jamie Rancour in February in Las Vegas.

Family welcoming Bruce to the spirit world are his sister, Rachel Armstrong; grandparents, Katy and Daniel Armstrong and John J. Wind, Sr.; uncles: Abraham, Matthew and Patrick Armstrong, and other family members.

Bruce leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughters: Ayannah and Mataya Armstrong; his parents, Ruth Wind and Bruce Armstrong, Sr.; fiancé, Jamie Rancour; siblings: Danielle and Crystal Stand, Shayla and Tyannah Wind, Leighann, Matthew, Jamie and Jesse Armstrong, Brooke Beaulieu and Zoey Shomin; grandmother, Philomene “Mousey” Armstrong; aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives and so many hurting friends.

A wake for Bruce will begin at 4 p.m., Thursday, September 20 and continue until his 10 a.m. traditional service on Saturday, September 22 all to be held at the Veterans Memorial Building in Cass Lake, MN. Melvin Goodman will be his Spiritual Advisor. Pallbearers for Bruce will be Bruce Armstrong, Sr., Silas Blue, Devon Solis, Rob Lussier, James Ortley, Charles Ortley, Emilio Bunker, Louis Hernandez, Juan Vasquez and Joel Sanchez. Alternate pallbearers are Carlos Sargent, John Robertson and Matthew Armstrong. His honorary pallbearers are his daughters Ayannah Armstrong and Mataya Armstrong, Erica Roy, Danielle Stand, Crystal Stand, Leeann Armstrong, Shayla-John Wind, Tyannah Wind, Angellyn Jackson, Jamie Armstrong, Jesse Armstrong, Brook Beaulieu, Zoey Shomin, Terrance Stillday, Riley Stillday, Carol Blue, Vicky Goggleye, Becky Clark, Deon Wahpepah, Daniel Wahpepah, Philomene “Mousey” Armstrong, Brittney Adams, Cory Hoffman, Carol Roy, Tyler Roy, Andrew Nickabone, Weezy and all of his family and friends. Interment will be in the Mission Burial Grounds on Saturday immediately following his services.

Bruce’s care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be left at

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