Edward Thomas Trudell

East Tawas
December 27, 1936 - July 13, 2018

Service Location

Tawas Bay Eagles

Services

Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and his family will celebrate his life through a memorial gathering at the Tawas Bay Eagles on Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM.

Obituary Notice

Edward Thomas Trudell, of East Tawas, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018 in Tawas City, age 81 years. Ed was born in Tawas City on December 27, 1936 to Theodore and Augusta (Cadorette) Trudell Sr. He was a graduate of Tawas Area High School in the class of 1956. After high school, Ed went to work for Straits Aggregate and then transitioned to D&M Railroad. He worked for the railroad over 30 years! Even after Ed retired from the railroad, he was always as a gentleman who would practically do anything he could to help someone out. He loved being outdoors, and especially just spending time on his tractor, cutting grass, snow plowing, or simply riding around. He married his wife and best friend, Gail Patricia (McDonald) on March 17, 1956, and they celebrated nearly 53 beautiful years of marriage together before Gail's passing in 2009. Ed and Gail would enjoy to take their children on camping vacations in their younger years, creating so many fun memories! Ed was a life time member and Past President of the Tawas Bay Eagles #2588; also a long standing member of the East Tawas Knights of Columbus #2709, the Father Neuman Knights of Columbus Assembly Fourth Degree, and the Tawas Moose Lodge #2525. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him. Ed is survived by his 3 loving children, Jo-Dee (Ken) Skorupski of Commerce Township, Rita Trudell (Dean Timreck) of East Tawas, and Tom (Terri) Trudell of East Tawas; 6 grandchildren, Dale and Chris Dykes, Jennifer, Ken, and Jerrod Skorupski, Patrick and Alex Erwin; 4 great grandchildren, Grace and Hazel Dykes, Avery Jay Ruggles, and Patrick Zappa Erwin; 2 brothers, Ted Trudell of Tawas City, Ron (Sharon) Trudell of East Tawas; sister in law, Joanne McDonald of East Tawas; and many dear friends. Ed is preceded in death by his wife, Gail, a daughter, Pamela Dykes, and a sister, Patsy Yanna. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and his family will celebrate his life through a memorial gathering at the Tawas Bay Eagles on Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. He will be laid to rest in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in East Tawas. Those wishing to express their condolences are encouraged to make a memorial contribution in his name to his family. An online guest registry is available at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.

Memorials

Those wishing to express their condolences are encouraged to make a memorial contribution in his name to his family. An online guest registry is available at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.

Cemetery

St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery

Condolences

Uncle Eddie will be missed by all prayers for all my cousins our hearts break for you.
— Mary Brown Yanna
Trudell Family:
So sorry for your loss Ed was truly a generous and kind man. He will be missed greatly! May he rest in peace. Wilma and Linda Harkness.
— Linda Harkness
Please accept my family's heartfelt sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Although no words can take away the sorrow you bare may it be comforting to know that others care.
— Catherine Dykes & family
Tom and family we are so sorry for your loss. I will always remember your dad talking in the garage or having a beer. He was and will always be a great man.
Thoughts and prayers for you and your family
— John & Donna wiese
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sounds like you have many beautiful memories to remember him by. He is already missed by many.
— Skip & Mickey Kubiac
So sorry for your loss Jo Dee and Tom. I remember your Dad being a very kind soul. Always had a smile.
— Laura Kendall
So sorry to hear about your loss, Ed lived across the street from us growing up and he was a good friend of the family. (Birkenbach)
— Nancy Wilson-Brabb

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