Roy Trullinger Jr.
Age 86 of Hanover, passed away January 16, 2019. Preceded in death by parents, brother Ronald and sister Bonita. Roy’s career included early on several jobs in the service industry and then he spent 25 years serving the city of St. James, Minnesota as the City Clerk-Treasurer retiring in 1994. In those years Roy was extremely active in the community making very positive impact.
Roy served in the United States Army, serving time in Japan and Korea. He was a lifetime member of the VFW & American Legion. Roy was a proud American who loved and honored his country.
Roy married Shirley Ewy in August of 1956, they made their home in St. James where they raised their two sons, Dan & Mike. They were very special people opening their home to many foster children and running an in-home daycare giving a lot of love and care to so many children. Roy said he treasured the many hugs he received from the kids throughout the years. When they retired, they spent a number of years in Arizona and then made their way back to Minnesota to be near their family.
Roy & Shirley loved to travel with their family, they spent a lot of time traveling the country in their airstream seeing new places and meeting new friends. They also shared many summers with their kids and grandkids at the Army Corp Camp ground in Crosslake MN.
He devoted many hours to volunteering especially as it related to the church. One of his best gifts in giving back was shortly after retiring he helped to build a brand new church, Bethel Lutheran in Little Falls, MN. Roy was also a volunteer firefighter retiring after 25 years of service.
Survived by loving wife Shirley, sons Dan (Teri) & Mike (Jeanne) grandchildren Amber (Adam) Markovich, Blake (Alicia) Trullinger, Jenny Summers, Matt (Maggie) Summers, 4 great grandchildren, Avery, Bryant (George), Luke & Ray, brothers Jerry & Steve, sisters Mavis, Darla & Charlotte.
Funeral services are scheduled Saturday, January 19th, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover MN; visitation 10:00-11:00 and service 11:00-12:00.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of St. Michael-Albertville. Online condolences may be directed to www.thepetersonchapel.com