Bruce David Heyda, 55

Bruce David Heyda, 55, of Montgomery, died on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 at his home. Visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 5, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m. with Father Tom Niehaus officiating, with visitation one hour prior at Most Holy Redeemer Church.

Interment will be held at a later date in Calvary Cemetery in Montgomery.

Military honors will be provided by the Montgomery Area Veterans Honor Guard.

Bruce was born on July 12, 1966, in Albert Lea to Roger and Mary Ann (Duban) Heyda. He was a graduate of Most Holy Redeemer Catholic School and Montgomery-Lonsdale High School. Bruce was united in marriage to Paula Cramer on September 5, 1998, in Faribault.

Bruce served in the U.S. Army for two years and then attended Dunwoody Institute for Tool and Die, the University of MN-Waseca where he received an Associate Science Degree in Dairy Science, and the Minnesota State Apprenticeship program to become a Maintenance Electrician. In 2002, Bruce became a Class A Master Electrician.

He worked at various places through the years, including United Steel, Conagra Foods, MSP Airport, Genova, AJ Moore Electric, and for Rahn Home Service—Mr. Sparky Division, where he was very happy.

Bruce was a volunteer for Montgomery Boy Scout Troop 322 and prior was Cubmaster for the Cub Scouts. He was proud to see his son, Ben, receive the rank of Eagle Scout.

Bruce was also an active volunteer at Most Holy Redeemer Church. He enjoyed cooking, smoking meat, camping, campfires, Canadian fishing trips, spending time outdoors, family vacations, listening to music, and playing euchre.

Most of all, Bruce was a proud and caring father to Ben and Jacob, and a loving husband to his wife, Paula.
Bruce is survived by his wife, Paula Heyda of Montgomery; children, Benjamin Heyda and Jacob Heyda of Montgomery; parents, Roger and Mary Ann (Duban) Heyda of Montgomery; siblings, Christine (Christopher) Rath of Hillsborough, New Jersey, Mike (Amanda) Heyda of Tintah, MN, Ken (Holly) Heyda of Plymouth, MN, Barb (Jim) Balfe of Kilkenny; nieces and nephews, Andrew (Jess) Steele-Rath, Michael Rath, Timothy (Colleen) Rath, Tracy Heyda, Maggie Heyda, Natalie Heyda, Tony Heyda, Tom Heyda, Marie Heyda, Amber Balfe, Brooke Balfe, and Cyle (Gina) Cramer; mother-in-law Mary Cramer of Faribault, and; sister-in-law, Pam Cramer of Faribault.

Bruce is preceded in death by his father-in-law, Calvin Cramer.

Arrangements are with Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. 507-357-6116. On-line condolences may be left at


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