Bernard Wolcyn

Bernard A. “Bruno” Wolcyn, age 100, of Arden Hills and Spectacle Lake, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2013.Bernard
He was born on October 6, 1912, in St. Paul. He attended Cretin High School, graduating in 1931. He received a degree in physical education in 1935, from the University of Minnesota, and attained a PhD in public health from New York University in 1949.
Baseball was a huge part of his life in his younger years. He played baseball for Cretin High School and the University of Minnesota. He also played professional baseball with the Minneapolis Millers and the Detroit Tigers in the ‘30s and ‘40s. Bruno was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. He retired from the Minnesota Dept. of Health in 1974.
Among his interests were raising Christmas trees, helping his son Tom on his tree farm, fishing and spending time with his family. Bruno was a longtime member of the Minnesota Tree Growers Association.
Left to mourn his passing are his loving wife of 69 years, Deloris; children Mary (Pete) Larsen, Tom (Adie) Wolcyn; grandchildren Eric Larsen, Nick (Heather) Wolcyn, Ben (Becky) Wolcyn, Clint (Angela) Wolcyn, Bobby Wolcyn; four great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 5, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Brighton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Siena Wolcyn, to offset medical expenses. Siena, a 22-month-old great-granddaughter of Bernard’s, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in March of 2012.