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Dear Class of 2003:

This is a Deacon Alert to inform you of the passing of Dr. Bruce Carlisle on Monday, Feb. 26th.

Bruce was the father of Corey Carlisle, Christopher Carlisle, Casey Carlisle, and Kelly (Carlisle) Kopp ('03).



Bruce M. Carlisle, 68, Fargo, North Dakota passed away Monday, February 26, 2018 at Avow Hospice Inpatient Center, Naples, Florida after a 2 year battle with pancreatic cancer.

You can follow Bruce’s journey at Bruce was born June 29, 1949 in Valley City, North Dakota to John and Carol Jean (Larson) Carlisle. He graduated from Valley City High School in 1967 before attending the University of North Dakota where he graduated with a degree in Philosophy in 1971. He was an active member of Sigma Chi Fraternity at UND. He married Nan Norman on May 1, 1970 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Grand Forks, North Dakota. He graduated from University of North Dakota Medical School in 1976. He did his residency in Internal Medicine in Fargo. He founded Internal Medicine Associates (IMA) in 1979. He had offices in Fargo, Hawley and Barnesville. He was Vice President of Medical Affairs at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota for 12 years. He finished his working career as an Emergency Room Physician at Lake Region Medical Center, Fergus Falls. Bruce truly loved his profession, medical colleagues, and patients.

Bruce had a passion for golf, hunting, and fishing amongst a strong bond with all of his labradors. He thrived at any card game and was a Master Bridge player. Bruce loved spending time with his family and friends in the Detroit Lakes area. His spiritual life was changed for the greater good when he was confirmed in the Catholic Church in the year 2000. In that same year, his faith journey was enriched after going on a pilgrimage to Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bruce is survived by his wife of 47 years, Nan, Fargo; children, Corey Carlisle, Washington D.C., Christopher (Katherine) Carlisle, Fargo, ND, Casey (Natasha) Carlisle, Hatton, ND and Kelly (Tom) Kopp, Fargo, ND; 12 grandchildren, Kiras, Avery, Bethany, William, Molly, Casey, John, Dominic and Michael Carlisle, Porter, Briggs and Maris Kopp; brother, John “Hap” (Sally) Carlisle, Asotin, WA; sisters, Beth (Dick) Anderson, Bellingham, WA, Peggy Carlisle, Bainbridge Island, WA and Eileen Carlisle, Santa Rosa, CA; mother-in-law, Mary Jane Norman, Fargo, ND and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Robert John, parents, John and Carol Jean and father-in-law, Robert “Bob” Norman.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Lake Region Cancer Center, 908 South Cascade St Fergus Falls, MN 56537, First Choice Clinic, 1351 Page Dr. Fargo, ND 58103, and/or Avow Hospice Center, 1095 Whipporwill Lane Naples, FL 34105.

Visitation will be at 7:00 pm with a Prayer Service starting at 7:30 P.M. Friday, March 2, 2018 at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo.

Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 A.M. Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, 5202 25th St S, Fargo, ND 58104 with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M.




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