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Bruce Allen Hanf

May 5, 1943 — July 24, 2022

Bruce A. Hanf, 79, of Las Vegas, NV died Sunday, July 24th, 2022 at the UMC Trauma Center in Las Vegas, NV.

Bruce Allan Hanf was born May 25th, 1943 to Wesley & LaVada Hanf in Austin, MN, where he attended school and met the love of his life Karen (Shoden). They married on October 1st, 1966, and then Bruce enlisted in the Navy and did a tour during the Vietnam War. After completing his enlistment he and Karen moved back to Austin, MN. Bruce took a job at Hormel Foods and they had two children (David and Thomas). During days off from Hormel he and Karen renovated houses so that they could save up enough money to move to Mason City, IA, and purchase the Municipal Refuse business. Bruce did anything to make Municipal Refuse a thriving trash & recycling company, from driving trucks to mowing the grass and everything in between.  After 25+ years of owning and managing the company, in 1997, Bruce and Karen decided that it was time to retire, sold the company, and moved to Las Vegas, NV.

Bruce always had a passion for life. He loved listening to music, dancing, and spending time with family and friends on vacations, cruises, and RAGBRAI. He enjoyed the outdoors including fishing, golfing, snow, and water skiing. His true passion was riding his bicycle through the Red Rock Canyon near his home in Las Vegas, which he did up until the day of the accident.  

He is survived by: His loving wife Karen, sons David (Christine) Hanf, and their children Bailey (Jacob) Wiles and Allison Hanf.  Thomas (Victoria) Hanf and their children Amiee, Leah & Cooper Hanf. Brothers Charlie Hanf, Steven Hanf, Phillip Hanf, and Step Brother Jim Bell.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents Wesley and LaVada Hanf, step-father Jim Bell, and brother Duane Hanf.

The family would like to express gratitude to the UMC Trauma Center staff for all of their efforts. 

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