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Clarence V. Trushenski, 84, of Nevis, died peacefully at his home Friday, March 7, 2014 surrounded by family and friends.

Clarence was born May 11, 1929 in Popple Creek to August and Emma (Butzik) Trushenski. He graduated in 1947 from Foley High School.

Clarence married Leora Abraham June 29, 1950 at St. John's Lutheran in Popple Creek. He drove truck for various companies during his life. Including Pacific Intermountain Express hauling missiles, and radio-active materials until his retirement in 1977.

Clarence joined the National Wildlife Federation in 1977 until 1997. He was president of the Rice Area Sportsmen's Club from 1973 to 1980; and president of Minnesota Conservation Federation from 1989 to 1991. He enjoyed everything that nature had to offer. Clarence is a member of First Lutheran Church of Akeley, and Sauk Rapids American Legion Post 254.

He will be remembered for his great sense of humor, generosity towards others, strong-willed, and self-sufficient. He will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Leora of Nevis; daughters, Linda and Vicky; grandchildren, Anthonie (Rebecca), Darcy (Randy); great-grandchildren, Mason and Eva. He was a very caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Clarence is also survived by his brother, Eugene (Mary Lou) and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sisters, Eleanor Nagy, Irene Trushenski, Dorothy Heltemes, Howard Trushenski, Norman Trushenski and Martin Trushenski.

Memorial service: noon Saturday, March 22 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids. Pastor Darrell Morton will officiate.

Burial: Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.

Visitation: 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday, March 22 at the funeral home.

Memorial celebration service: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 21 at First Lutheran Church in Akeley.

Memorials are preferred to the Infectious Diseases Society of America or American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

Special thank you to Dr. Perry Severance and the caring staff at the St. Cloud Hospital for their dedicated and loving care.

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