Bruce Jerome Vig, 60
Bruce Jerome Vig, 60, of Williston, North Dakota, passed away unexpectedly near Bainville, Montana on Thursday evening, May 16, 2019 as the result of a massive heart attack.
His Memorial Service will be celebrated Saturday morning, May 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Williston. Rev. David Maxfield will officiate.
Bruce was born on May 9, 1959 to Phalen and Phyllis (Haugen) Vig in Glasgow, MT. He attended Twin Valley Country School and Fortuna School in Divide County, ND. He finished his elementary, junior and high school years in Williston, graduating in 1977. Following high school graduation Bruce enrolled in the National Guard and received a degree in welding from Williston State College.
Throughout his life Bruce worked as a welder and in various oil related positions. He also spent 25 years as a department manager at Economart. He had been employed for the last several years at Well Pro.
Bruce was married to Sheila Yokim in June of 1984. They later divorced and he has been happily married to Penney (Schmidt) since July 4, 2002.
Over the years, Bruce had been a member of the Shriners, Lions, and Moose Clubs as well as Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Bruce was a kind man with a big heart and a great sense of humor. His hobbies included mowing the grass, rearranging the garage, visiting with anyone and everyone and enjoying the lake life. Bruce loved children and was a favorite among his grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Bruce was preceded in death by his father Phalen Vig and his brother Gene Larson.
He is survived by his beloved wife Penney, son Jamie (Nicole) Oster, daughter Alyson (Scott) Dickson, son Todd (ShyeAnne) Rondestvedt, grandchildren Cameron, Ayden, Kinley, and Mike Oster, Mirissa, Dillin, and Riley Dickson, Cassidy Anderson, Shawn Briener, and Hazel Rondestvedt, mother Phyllis Larson, sister Shelley (Bruce) Stockman, brothers Barry (Pam) Vig and Randy Vig, and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Memorials can be sent to the Blacktail Dam Association and will be used for the purchase of Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) and other projects for the betterment of the Blacktail area he loved.
Friends may visit www.eversoncoughlin.com to share remembrances of Bruce or leave condolences for his family. Friends may call at the Everson Coughlin Funeral Home on Friday from 9:00 AM until 7:00 PM and at the church on Saturday for the hour preceding the Memorial Service.
The Everson Coughlin Funeral Home of Williston is caring for the family.