Daniel Lee "Dan" Trullinger, 35, of Madelia, died May 21, 2017, at the Madelia Community Hospital.
Daniel Lee "Dan" Trullinger, 35, of Madelia, died May 21, 2017, at the Madelia Community Hospital. Visitation will be Thursday, May 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church-Madelia and will continue on Friday from 10 until 11 a.m. at the church. Service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church-Madelia on Friday, May 26 at 11 a.m. The clergy will be Rev. Krista Strum. Interment will be at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Madelia. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home, Pilgrim Chapel in Madelia. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
Daniel was born to Larry and Sheryl Trullinger on Nov. 9, 1981 in St. James, the third of five children. Dan grew up in Madelia and was a graduate from Madelia High School in 2000. He went on to attend college at SDSU, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy. His first job was in Tyler as an Agronomist in 2004. In 2006, he returned to his hometown of Madelia, taking a job at Crystal Valley Coop where he would work the rest of his career. Dan lived and breathed farming, a passion that was clearly evident in his work. He never passed up an opportunity to be outdoors, whether it be hunting, fishing, target shooting or playing sports with family and friends. He enjoyed spending his free time on his parents' farm, always finding something that needed to be done. Dan loved spending time with his nieces and nephews, especially giving them rides on his IH 560 tractor. There was nothing more important to Dan in his life than family; it is what he based everything around. He lived each day for his family and friends. Dan could light up every room he was in, and put a smile on anyone’s face with his witty comments and infectious laugh. Dan greatly adored children and they loved him beyond measure.
Dan is survived by his parents, Larry and Sheryl (Lokre) Trullinger; siblings, Amy (Bruce) Osborne of Madelia, Jason (Sherry) Trullinger of North Mankato, Matt Trullinger of Madelia, Sarah (TC) Chantler of Hanska; grandmother, Bonita Lokre of Madelia; nieces and nephews, Katie, Jordan and Chase Osborne, Jewel Trullinger, Vivian and Roman Chantler. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Palmer Lokre, Floyd and Florence Trullinger.