LOVELAND, Colo. – Bruce Roland Schwindt was born June 7, 1955, in Scottsbluff, Neb., to Roland Ivan Schwindt and Martha Schaneman Schwindt. He passed away Aug. 31, 2020, in Loveland, due to a head injury from a fall.
Bruce grew up working on the family farm in Torrington. He attended Western Nebraska Tech., Nebraska Western College, and the University of Wyoming. He studied electronics, criminal law and business classes.
At the University of Wyoming, Bruce met Teri Christine Belmain. They were married Sept. 30, 1978, in Torrington.
Bruce spent his life working as a Journeyman Electrician and investing in real estate. As an electrician he conceptualized, developed and marketed an electrical energy saving device for home use. He and his wife, Teri, began investing in real estate when they were first married and owned several properties, including fix-and-flips, rentals, residential and commercial properties. They were able to retire at age 50 because of their real estate investments. They loved spending their summers in Wyoming and winters traveling Arizona in their RV.
Bruce and Teri loved camping, shooting and hunting. They shot and competed in muzzle loader events extensively. They also enjoyed the history of muzzle loaders, mountain men and traveling to various Rendezvous. Both of them set several National records in competitions across the United States.
Bruce and Teri explored more than 40 states, including Alaska and Hawaii. They took two cruises to Mexico and traveled several times to various other parts of Mexico. Bruce also traveled to Antiqua and Costa Rica.
Bruce is survived by his wife, Teri, his brother, Gary Lee (Susan) Schwindt, a great-niece, Gabrielle Schwindt, a great-nephew, Nicholas Schwindt, and multiple extended family members and muzzle loading friends.
He was proceeded in death by his parents Roland Ivan Schwindt and Martha Schaneman Schwindt, a nephew, Thaddeus Schwindt, and his special companion, Flint.
A celebration will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Sept. 26, 2020, at Cottonwood Country Club in Torrington. Donations may be made to the NRA Foundation, 11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030.