Leo J. Bridley, age 82 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at Our House Senior Living in Austin. Leo was born January 29, 1938 in Albert Lea, Minnesota, to Carlyle and Elna (Anderson) Bridley. He grew up on the family farm in Moscow Township, and graduated from Austin High School in 1955. Leo took over the farm when he was a senior in high school. There he raised beef cattle, which was something he truly loved. He married Bonnie Jacobson from London, Minnesota, on February 1, 1959. Together they raised four children on the farm. Leo loved to hunt and fish, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Bridley of Austin, Minnesota; daughter, Jodi (Tom) Adams of Hollandale, MN; sons, Taryl Bridley of Geneva, MN, Scott (Pam) Bridley of Moscow, MN, John (Karrie Butler) Bridley of Myrtle, MN; 6 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; sister, Valborg Volmer of Albert Lea, MN; brother, Dean Bridley of Mazeppa, MN; brothers-in-law, Dick (Ellen) Jacobson of Eden Prairie, MN, Larry Jacobson of Belton, MO, Wayne (Elaine) Jacobson of Chisago, MN; sister-in-law, Myrna Gray of San Diego, CA; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlyle and Elna Bridley, infant son, James Bridley; grandson, Lucas Bridley; sisters, Jeanette Junge, Betty (Gordon) Aspenson; and sister-in-law, Carol Bridley.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting te family with arrangements.