Bruce M. Stoner, 58, a longtime Williston resident, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011 in Minot at Trinity Hospital, after sustaining severe injuries due to a bicycle accident.
His memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at First Lutheran Church. The Rev. Martin Mock will officiate. Cremation has taken place.
Bruce was born on Sept. 9, 1952, in Williston and spent the majority of his life here. Bruce and his family moved to Anchorage, Alaska, in 1989 and spent eight years in the north country. After moving back to Williston in the fall of 1997, Bruce was a proud local resident of the community and was always involved in local events and happenings.
Bruce is survived by his son, Logan (Liz) Stoner, Williston, and their daughter, Julia Grace; his mother, Lois Stoner, Williston; his brother, Steven (Kari) Stoner, Fargo, and their children, Colin (Erin) and their son, Liam and Evan Stoner; his brother, Kurt (Lynette) Stoner, Williston, and their children, Garrett and Abby Stoner.
He was preceded in death by his father, George Stoner, Williston.
Bruce was a manager of the oil field supply company NOV for 34 years and recently retired. Upon retirement he made sure to make the best of his time golfing, fishing, riding motorcycle, spending time at the family farm or what he did best, just socializing and spending quality time with friends and family. Bruce had just become a proud grandparent to his granddaughter, Julia Grace Stoner, Williston.
Bruce was a man with many hobbies and was always on the go. No matter what he was doing there was always a lot of passion in his life. If it was a golfing trip to Arizona, a ride on the Harley or just a hunting excursion to the family farm he was always willing and ready to explore the challenges that lay ahead.
Bruce was a strong man in stature as well as spirit. To his family and friends he was a best friend, confidant, brother, son, dad and grandfather. Rest in peace Bruce - you are loved by many and will be forever missed.
Friends are welcome to visit www.eversonfh.com to share memories of Bruce or condolences with the family.
Everyone is welcome to call until 5 p.m. today at Everson Funeral Home and Friday at the church for the hour preceding the memorial service.
The Everson Funeral Home, Williston, is caring for the family.