Bruce James Lind, PhD
Age 71, of Columbus, MN, lost his battle with Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson's Disease. He passed away June 25, 2023, and he was cremated per his wishes.
Preceded in death by his parents, Arden and Patricia Lind.
Survived by his wife of 41 years, Christine (Conlow) Lind, their three children Aleesha (Christopher-Ackerman) Kaplan (Mark), Bryon Lind, Caileena Lind, and granddaughter, Hannah Ackerman; siblings Richard Lind, Pamela (Larry) Calander, and Cathy (Tim) Mackenzie, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He was born in Minneapolis, spent many years in the Boy Scouts of America, and graduated from Centennial High School in Circle Pines, MN. He attended the University of MN for 15 years and earned degrees in chemical engineering, mathematics, physics, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering. He spent his life in pursuit of science and research, and he holds four U.S. Patents. For 15 years he was a research scientist with Honeywell, working on ring laser gyros; then he started his own small research center, Spectral Labs, where he provided consultation to Honeywell for an additional 19 years. He was a man filled with kindness and love, always caring most for his home and family. He enjoyed reading, doing crosswords, tending to his fruit trees, endlessly filling his bird feeders, tinkering with all sorts of gizmos, and loving all the cats and dogs our family had throughout the years.
Bruce's family is holding a celebration of his tremendous life on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, from 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. at Bradshaw Funeral Home, 4600 Greenhaven Dr., White Bear Lake, MN 55127. Visitation is from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., his non-denominational service is from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., and socializing, with light fare and cake, is from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. The service can also be viewed via live stream at Bradshaw's website, or it can be viewed anytime in the future through their online archives. Donations or gifts can be made in his honor to his favorite non-profit humanitarian cause, The Union of Concerned Scientists www.ucsusa.org