Walter W. Trudell, age 74, of 5437 Hwy M-35, Perkins, died Tuesday August 10, 2004 at the Marquette General Hospital in Marquette.
Walter was born March 7, 1930, in Gladstone, the son of Arnold and Mae (Dubrock) Trudell, who preceded him in death. He was raised in the Perkins area and attended the Perkins schools. Walter worked various jobs following his years in school before completing an apprenticeship as a bricklayer/mason. On September 2, 1950, Walter married the former Ruth Johnson in Chicago, Illinois and in 1959, the couple returned back to the Perkins area where they made their home. Walter made his living as a bricklayer for the Local Union #6 of Michigan until his retirement.
Walter enjoyed playing cards, going to camp and hunting. Walter also enjoyed the Chicago Cubs baseball team and loved spending time with his kids and grandkids. He will be deeply missed.
In addition to his parents, Arnold and Mae, Walter was preceded in death by, 1 brother, Robert Trudell.
Walter leaves to survive, his wife Ruth Trudell.
Survivors also include:
5 Sons: Walter D. (Judy) Trudell of Rock, MI, Stanley (Tracy) Trudell of Sheboygan, WI, Tom (Debbie) Trudell of Gladstone, MI, Todd (Donna) Trudell of Wells, MI, Guy Trudell of Perkins, MI
2 Daughters: Beverly (Tom) Lippens of Perkins, MI, Diane (Allen) Eagle of Perkins, MI
1 Brother: Eugene Trudell of Iron River, MI
1 Sister: Shirley (Larry) Pifke of Iron River, MI
17 Grandchildren: Yvonne, Jason, and Daymen Cory, Renee, Craig, Aimee, Allen, Rodney, Jackie, Stephanie, Ryan, Stacey, Brian, Brent, Jessica, Kristy
13 Great Grandchildren
And many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral service celebrating the life of Walter W. Trudell will follow visitation, at the Skradski Funeral Home, at 7:00PM, with Fr. Gilbert Neurohr officiating. Luncheon will follow funeral service.