Bruce J. Kuettner, 72, of Taylors Falls, Minn., formerly of St. Paul, died May 27. Bruce lived a full and happy life.

He was a cheerleader and gymnast at both Murray High School and the University of Minnesota. He had such a good time at the U, they asked him to leave. He then went on to graduate from the College of St. Cloud with a teaching degree. He taught in St. Paul Public Schools, first as a physical education teacher and then as a guidance counselor, after receiving his master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls. He also coached gymnastics, boys at Johnson High School and girls at Harding High School.

Bruce is survived by his wife, Carol; son, Scott (Sue); daughter, Stephanie Kruse (Dorian Peterson); four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sisters, Mary Anne Papke (Richard) and Phyllis Fortier.

His memorial service was held May 31 at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Stillwater.

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