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Dolores Trutna

April 14, 1925 — May 2, 2024

Sauk Centre, Minnesota

Dolores Trutna

Dolores Luskey Trutna, age 99 of Sauk Centre, died Thursday, May 2, 2024 at the Fairway Pines Assisted Living in Sauk Centre, where she has resided for the last 14 years. 

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A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Inurnment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Melrose.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

Dolores Margaret Luskey was born on April 14, 1925, in Round Prairie Township, Todd County, Minnesota to John and Katherine (Pluth) Luskey. She was the youngest of five siblings.   On May 25, 1944, Dolores was united in marriage to Theodore “Ted” Trutna in Grey Eagle, Minnesota.  During their 59 years of marriage, they raised ten children.   Dolores was dedicated to her faith and her family. Dolores lived her life with an abundant sense of generosity and gratitude.  She loved the company of family, friends, and neighbors.  Dolores enjoyed crocheting, making scrubbies, quilting, playing cards, bingo, puzzles, gardening, canning, fishing, crafting, and traveling. She was an excellent cook and baker.  Her family fondly recalls the smell of warm cinnamon rolls and freshly baked bread that came from her kitchen on Saturday mornings.    Her fishing adventures include falling out of the boat while landing a large salmon in Alaska, and her skills with a filet knife were without equal.   Her favorite card game was 500 and she enjoyed playing 500 weekly with her daughter-in-law Pat and Pat’s two sisters Joyce and Mary. Her last game of 500 was played this past Easter Sunday.  Her embroidered dish towels and homemade scrubbies were coveted Christmas and birthday gifts by the entire family.  Dolores and Ted were snowbirds, traveling for many years to south Texas to enjoy the warmth.  Together, they also enjoyed trips to Alaska, Hawaii, and Europe.

In addition to raising ten children and making a home, Dolores kept the books for Trutna Trucking, worked at Jenni-O in Melrose, and drove for Tri-cap into her mid-80s. Dolores was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Parish in Sauk Centre and a member of Christian Mothers.

Dolores’ family is grateful for the caring staff of Fairway Pines, where she has resided for the past fourteen years. They are also thankful for the compassionate care extended by the Centra Care Hospice. 

Survivors include her children, Tom Trutna (Pat) of Sauk Centre, Dianne Yanish of Rochester, Mary Steele (Curt) of Columbus, Ohio, Cheryl Vidoni (Joe) of Peoria, Illinois, Rick Trutna of Las Vegas, Nevada, Sandy Coudray (Dave) of Nampa, Idaho, Kathy Hinton of Omro, Wisconsin, Mark Trutna (Ledi) of Austin, Texas, Deb Trutna Rivera of Garland, Texas, and Pat Nelsen (Todd) Annadale; 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Claire Luskey of Cottage Grove.  

Dolores was preceded in death by her husband, Ted in October of 2003; siblings, Alvina Call, Sylvester Luskey, Helen Poole, and Roger Luskey; and son-in-law Ron Yanish.

Memorials can be made in memory of Dolores to Centra Care Hospice or the donor's choice. 


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Visitation

Friday, May 10, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am

Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church

207 7th St S, Sauk Centre, MN 56378

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Memorial Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, May 10, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am

Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church

207 7th St S, Sauk Centre, MN 56378

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