Bruss, Ordean "Dean" passed away Saturday, January 8th, 2022, at Saint Therese of St. Odilia in Shoreview. Dean was born in Lyon Township near Wood Lake, Minnesota on August 15th, 1931. He was the second of nine children. Dean graduated from Wood Lake High School in 1950. He was drafted in July 1952. After basic training, Dean was sent to Korea and was discharged in June 1954. He had one main job as a dock man for Murphy Motor and Consolidated Freight for 31 years. Dean was a member of Teamsters Local 120. After retirement in 1996, he enjoyed working in the yard and had a beautiful garden. His other hobby was taking over most of the household chores and being a great cook. For many years he also volunteered at church with many tasks that were quietly done as he did not relish the limelight. We had a wonderful 90th birthday party in a park with many friends and family. Later that week he suffered a medical problem for which it was hard to get appointments for care. It was time to move to a condo, so we moved in September to Saint Anthony from Roseville. On October 12th, he fell after taking a nap which resulted in severe injuries to his right arm and both hands. After being in the hospital for several days, he was moved to a Transitional Care unit. While at the TCU, he was exposed to Covid 19 and got bacterial pneumonia. (He had 3 shots.) When it became clear that he was not winning the battle, we were able to transfer him to a wonderful hospice program. Dean received exceptional care for the four days he resided there. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Mildred Bruss, his brother Stanley, and daughter, Paula Jean Trowbridge. Dean is survived by his wife, Milly of 70 years, two daughters, Gail Bruss and Ruth Craft and sons-in-laws, Jay Craft and Mike Trowbridge plus seven siblings, eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, many other relatives. Due to the cold weather and continuing pandemic problems, we will have a memorial in the spring. We will let you know when it will be held and where. Memorials preferred to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Minnesota, 1711 Broadway St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413.