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Dorothy Trudell

September 12, 2012
The Daily News

HERMANSVILLE - Dorothy C. Trudell (nee Anderson), 84, of Hermansville, passed away peacefully at home on Friday Sept, 7, 2012.

She was born in Kingsford, on Feb. 19, 1928, to George and Cecilia (Fraker) Anderson. Dorothy married Woodrow Trudell in 1948, and he preceded her in death in 2006.

She was a homemaker and farm wife who enjoyed baking, gardening, sewing, knitting, crocheting and quilting. She also enjoyed preparing for the large family gatherings around the holidays, baking treats and making sure everyone was well fed. Dorothy was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles. She was also a top selling Avon lady, worked as a homemaker aide for the Menominee County Senior Center and worked for the election board.

Dorothy was active in the Hermansville American Legion Auxiliary Post 340, serving as president for many years and was a lifetime member of the Hermansville First United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday school and actively participated in the United Methodist Women's Society.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Terrence (Rosemary) Trudell and Tina Trudell of Hermansville, Gregory (Betty) Trudell of Escanaba, Steven (Paula) Trudell of Oshkosh Wis., Lola (Edward) Coke of Chicago, Lisa (James) Savord of Powers and Timothy (Tina) Trudell of Green Bay, Wis. She is also survived by a brother, John Anderson; three sisters-in-law, Margaret Finnerty, and Roberta and Clarice Anderson; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband Woodrow; brothers Leslie, Kenneth, Robert and Roger; sisters Marion, Shirley, Phyllis and Norma; and granddaughter Emily.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Spalding with Floriano Stecker Auxiliary Unit 340 rites at 6:45 p.m.

A memorial service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Hermansville with Pastor Chris Bergquist officiating.

Burial will take place in the Meyer Township Cemetery in Hermansville and a luncheon will follow burial at the American Legion Hall in Hermansville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Hermansville First United Methodist Church or Marquette General Home Health and Hospice.

The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes are assisting in the celebration of Dorothy's life. Please visit to send online condolences to her family.



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