Bruce Karevold

Profile Updated: December 20, 2008
Residing In: Moorhead, MN USA
Spouse/Partner? Jolene Erbstoser from Bismarck ND
Kids: Hanna born Jan 1996, the year when we had 10’ of snow pilled up on the ground…
Emily born Feb 2000, More…she was our Y@K bombshell. She runs us raged…
Me, I’m the big kid in the house. I run Mom raged…
Occupation: Insurance Agent with American Family

I go to work every day (surprise surprise); I found a woman who puts up with me, and who I love to be with; we’re happy homebodies.


Hopefully not for MANY years!

Where else have you lived?

Moved to Fargo in 1983, lived at two different addresses.
Moved to Moorhead in 1989, lived at two different addresses.
We don’t move much, been at our current home since Aug 1995. We bought the house we live in from MSU (now MSUM) and moved it to its current location. I think we have the only house in Moorhead that cost $53.75; of course it was cash and carry…

If you could build a second house anywhere, where would it be?

Why down south… south of I94… south Moorhead… of course

Do you still have family around Fosston?

No - Mom and Dad sold the farm and moved to Moorhead

How often do you get back to Fosston?

About every 8-10 years

Would you ever move back to the Fosston area?

Sure, I could do that, but I’m not sure if Jolene could live in a small town. She couldn’t live in a Big City either…

Do you still see/talk to/hang out with any classmates? Who?

I see Mark Reigsted once and a while in Fargo.
I’ve talked to Connie O. and Connie S. a few times on the phone in the last year; it’s been really fun to reconnect.
The all school reunion was this past summer was the first time in a long time I’ve had a chance to catch up with class mates. I really had a good time!

What did you do right after high school?

Moved to Fargo and worked 80-120 hours a week at three jobs. Joined the Air Guard and when to Basic Training in 1984 then to Lineman Tech school. After I finished Military Tech School I came back to Fargo and Enrolled in the Landscape Architecture program at NDSU where I graduated with a B.A. in Environmental Design (which I’ve never used).

What do you actually do?

I sell insurance and manage the agency.

Past Jobs?

First Job away from the Farm was at “The Chalet”
Second job was at Stenberg’s Welding. When I moved to Fargo I worked at Hornbachers as a bagger and night stocker, Archie’s Lumber as a loader, and the Air Guard as a Janitor.
Then while in College I spent one summer working with Bruce Murphy at a landscape nursery in Bagley, and a summer as a Forman at a nursery in MPLS.
Then I got the Job that really changed my life, I worked selling suites at JCPenney in the mall in Fargo. I loved that job, and it was my first experience at getting paid commission. One of my customers offered me the opportunity to interview for my current job and her I am, selling insurance for a living…

High point of your life since high school?

Married the girl of my dreams,
Had two beautiful girls!

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Woodworking, wrenching on cars, fix up old houses, watch T.V and Spending time with my family

Any vices?


Do you travel much?

The Air Guard has taken me to Korea, Japan, Alaska, Honduras, Florida, Hawaii, Boise ID, Washington DC, Gulf Port MS, Texas, Salt Lake City, Roswell NM, and even New Orleans.

Family trips, Branson MO, WI Dells, San Francisco, Disney World, Reno, Medora ND, New York City

What's the farthest you've been from home?


Favorite places or destinations?


Places you want to go?


How old do you feel?

I think I’m still 35, but I look like I’m 55, and my knees feel like they’re 85.

Any gray hair yet?

All Grey… What’s left of it.

What would we be surprised to know about you?

In the Air Guard my Job is to Council Students on Education and to help them get their Associates Degree through the Community College of the Air Force… and the surprising part is, I’m really good at it, best in the nation as a matter of fact.

Do you have any nicknames now?

Belushy or Belush

Favorite school story or memory?

Getting the perfect attendance award
Boundary Waters Area trips

Biggest thing you would do differently if you went back to your time at FHS?

Show up!

Favorite Drinks?


Favorite sports?

I like to watch my daughters Dance and Swim

Favorite movies?

A Walk in the Clouds

Favorite TV shows?

The Unit

Favorite music?

I spend most of my time listening to MPR talk radio

Famous or interesting people you've met?

I met Buff Henderson from the Dave Letterman Show at a Gas Station in Salt Lake City Utah two days after 911

Cool things you've done?

I cut my left index finger off with a table saw on Easter 2008… oh, you said cool not stupid… I got nothing!

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Family photo Jan 2007
Left to right - Bruce, Jolene, Hanna & Emily