Ronald Trudo

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Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 4:38 pm

Ronald L. Trudo, 84, died Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at his residence in Jefferson.

A memorial mass was held Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Jefferson.

Ronald Louis Trudo, the son of Clifford and Celia (Chartier) Trudo was born April 11, 1935, in Sioux City. He attended high school in Elk Point.

On May 26, 1962, he married Ann Benton at St. Michael Catholic Church in South Sioux City. He was a heavy equipment operator and he worked for Western Contracting and the city of Sioux City. He also worked for Klinger Construction, Ebasco Construction and also for Clear Creek Logging in Sitka, AK. He later went into the gravel business for himself. He retired in 1995, due to health issues.

Mr. Trudo was currently a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. He was also a lifetime member of the NRA and the Operating Engineers Local 234 and a lifelong member of the Catholic faith. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. He was a talented woodworker and carver and an avid gardener.

He is survived by his wife; his children, Mike (Yvonne) Trudo of Sioux City, Joan (Lyle) Steckelberg of Jefferson and Mary Ellen (Ricci) Nelson of Sioux City; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Quam of Elk Point; and many other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, JoAnn; and three brothers, Wilfred, Leonard and Norman.