Trudell, DeLyle Charles “Lyle” (1932-2015)

Lyle Trudell, 82, of Warren, MN, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2015, at Valley Eldercare, Grand Forks, ND.

DeLyle Charles Trudell was born on October 17, 1932, in Barnesville, MN, to Nick and Emma (Arneson) Trudell. Growing up in Barnesville, Lyle enjoyed Boy Scouts and earned his Eagle Badge at the age of 15, along with eight other scouts. It was such an occasion that Gov. Youngdahl came to town to honor them. He graduated from Barnesville High in 1950, and enlisted in the US Navy one month later. He served aboard the USS Antietam, USS Saratoga, and the USS Yorktown, before his honorable discharge in July of 1953. Lyle spent the next three years working construction and spending winters in California, where he worked for Douglas Aircraft Co.

On June 9, 1956, Lyle was united in marriage to Arlys Rae Olson in Kindred, ND. Lyle started his plumbing and heating business in 1959, and moved to Alvarado, MN in ‘62, followed by Warren in ‘64. He sold his business in 1975 and worked for L.J. Anderson until starting Trudell Contracting in 1982. Lyle then sold this to his son, Randy, in 1987 and was hired as a Maintenance Supervisor at the Warren Hospital until 1994.

The greatest milestone in Lyle’s life happened around this time, when he was a match to donate a kidney to his grandson, Nick Bell. In 2000, after several years of helping his son with his business, Lyle got a job at Budget RV in Grand Forks. He was “parts man” there, taking four months off every winter to travel to Arizona, until 2013.

Lyle had a love for the outdoors and camping, was a proud member of the American Legion and VFW, and was also a member of the board of directors of the Marshall County Historical Society and former member of the Warren Fire Department.

Lyle is survived by his wife, Arlys of Warren; children, Cindy (Randall) Engelstad of Warren, Kathy Jones of Thief River Falls, MN, Randy (Amy) Trudell of Warren, and Terri (Paul) Huderle of Desert Hills, AZ; 9 grandchildren; 8 stepgrandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and 3 stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, LuVerne, Clifford, Kenneth, and Roy; and a sister, Vivian.

DuBore Funeral Home

[Interred Greenwood cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky