Bruce Harlan Peterson, 57, of Trempealeau passed away at home on December 14, 2015.

Bruce was born April 30, 1958 in La Crosse, WI, the son of Harlan and Lois Peterson. Bruce was raised in La Crosse and he graduated from Central High School in 1976.

Connie and Bruce were friends for 20 years until the decided they couldn’t live without each other. Bruce married the love of his life in Las Vegas on April 8th 2005.

Bruce had worked at Lacrosse Footwear and the Plaza Pub Bar. He also worked at La Crosse Graphics, Winona Printing, Wincraft and most recently at Inland Label as a professional graphics printer.

Bruce had a passion for motorcycles. He and Connie often went riding with friends and family. Bruce had a love for the outdoors as well. He was an avid fisherman. He loved summer and ice fishing with his wife and their dog, Beau. They spent many summers fishing and camping in Chetek, WI, where they had a permanent campsite at Lynda’s Lakeshore Resort.

Bruce had numerous friends and family members that he loved getting together with to toss back some beers while watching a Brewers or Packers game. He was an avid pool player and he also loved outdoor BBQing.

He was a wonderful husband to Connie. He will be missed dearly by his best friend Beau.

Bruce is preceded in death by his parents Harlan and Lois Peterson.

Bruce is survived by his wife Connie Peterson, step son Brad Faas, Step granddaughter Brennan Faas. Sisters Deanna, Karen, Greta all in the LaCrosse Area. Special nieces Sue Trammel, Jenna Grant and Brenda Lee (Hubba Hubba) and many other nieces, nephews, brother in laws and sister in laws.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at Muddy Waters bar in, Trempealeau, WI starting at 1:00pm. Family and friends may leave condolences online at


  1. Connie and family,
    I am very sorry for your loss.Know that you are not alone but are in the prayers,the thoughts,and the hearts of those who care.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Sarah Erickson (Schoenfeld)
    Empire Screen Printing

  2. Connie~
    Words cannot express how deeply saddened I am to hear of Bruce’s passing. My heart is heavy for you , my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time…please know I am here for you if you need anything at all.

    Tami & family

  3. Connie,

    We are so sorry for your lost. There’s much that should be said at this time, but no words seem adequate. Hope you find special comfort in knowing that Bruce and all he meant to you will remain in your heart forever. Our deepest sympathy.

  4. there are no words to express your loss. we,ve had SO MANY wonderful memories with him. SO many laughs,etc. he’ll ALWAYS be with us (@ vets). PLEASE stay in touch honey!! love u, please take care!!!!

  5. In the difficult days to come, may the memories of Bruce give you comfort until the words of Isaiah 35:5,6 are fulfilled.

  6. Connie this is a moment that is undoubtably the saddest of your life. I knew Bruce for many years and considered him a great friend to have. I hadn’t seen him for at least 15 years but I’m sure he was the same great guy. I live in Louisiana now, and the news really shocked me. But don’t worry I know Bruce is watching over his family and patiently preparing a house in Heaven for him to greet all of you when it’s time for you to be called home by the Lord. Me and my brother Bill had a lot of great times with Bruce, and we will hold him in our memories forever.
    May God be with you and your’s Connie now and forever.
    Russ Peterson

  7. Connie:

    All of my sympathy to you for the passing of Bruce. Please let us know if there is anything Inland or I can do for you.

    Thoughts and prayers, Mark

  8. Connie and Brad, I am so sorry to hear about Bruce’s passing. I had the pleasure of meeting him and he knew me on a first name basis. He was an exceptional guy and always friendly when I would see him. He will be missed. I know it doesn’t get any easier you just learn to live with it. I like to remember the 23rd Psalm to get me through the hard times. Hugs to Connie and Brad.

  9. So very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies. I was honored to have known him. Thinking of you and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love and hugs to you and your family.

  10. So sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing, my condolences Connie, I first met Bruce when he worked at Plaza Pub, such a special man, may he RIP and prayers to you and your family

  11. Connie
    My condolences and sympathies to you at this most difficult time. The news of Bruce’s passing came as a shock to me here in Arizona. I had no idea he was ill. He and I were close friends growing up together In LaCrosse. For years we were inseparable but then life took over and we went our separate ways. We stayed in touch randomly and only occasionly over the years. I last saw him 6 or 7 years ago at my father’s funeral in LaCrosse. He showed up unexpectedly and it was a very pleasant surprise even under those circumstances. He is gone but will never be forgotten. He will remain in our minds and hearts until we join him later in life. I hope your grief fades quickly but your love and memories of Bruce do not! Bless you Connie.

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