Evelyn and Orville Bruss Oral History Interview


Evelyn and Orville Bruss Oral History Interview
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Evelyn and Orville Bruss Oral History Interview
April 3 2001
Evelyn Bruss was born 17 June 1921 in Cokato, Minnesota. After graduating from 
high school in Cokato, she moved to the Twin Cities and attended the Minnesota 
School of Business. During the war, Evelyn worked out of her home and also did 
some work as an auditor.

Orville Bruss was born in 1918. During the war he served in the Minnesota 
National Guard before going on active stateside duty at the end of the war with the 
US Navy.

In 1947 Evelyn and Orville were married; the couple found a home in 
Minneapolis, where they lived after that. Evelyn was active many years as a 
homemaker and involved at her church, Christ Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. 
Following military service, Orville was a chemist with the Metropolitan Water 
Control Commission for 35 years.

In this interview, Evelyn and Orville share details of military and family life during 
the war years.

Evelyn Bruss died 22 Feb 2008 in Bloomington, MN.
Orville Bruss died 19 May 2014 in Bloomington, MN
55m 50s
Eveline and Orville Bruss, Interview, National Home Front Project, Washington College, Chestertown Maryland.
Interview was recorded by Timothy Breitbarth and Andrew Harding through Concordia University St. Paul for the Starr Center of the American Experience National Homefront Project.
Cokato, Wright, Minnesota, United States, NA [45.0758,-94.18998] [id:5021726]Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, NA [44.97997,-93.26384] [id:5037649]