Orval Tilman Trogstad — Fountain

FOUNTAIN — The funeral for Orval Tilman Trogstad will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Fountain Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Paul Forde officiating. The body will be cremated following the funeral service on Monday. Fountain American Legion will provide military rites.

Mr. Trogstad, 92, of rural Fountain, died Friday (May 30, 2008) at Harmony Community Health Care.

He was born on Nov. 25, 1915, in rural Harmony. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater from Jan. 26, 1942, until Nov. 30, 1945. He married Audrey Kester on June 12, 1950, in Chatfield Lutheran Church. He lived in the rural Harmony and Pilot Mound area for more than 40 years and in rural Fountain since 1959. He was a member of Pilot Mound Lutheran Church and Fountain Lutheran Church. He enjoyed playing cards, dancing, listening to old-time music and tinkering in the garage. He also enjoyed spending time with family and being outside.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Dawn (Larry) Ristau of Preston, Dedra (Kyle) Langum of Cresco, Iowa, and Deneen Trogstad of Preston; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Elmer of Chatfield, Edne (Ramona) of Rochester and Arlis (Sonny) of Eyota. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, two brothers and five sisters.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield and an hour before the service on Monday.


Riley Funeral Home of Chatfield is handling the arrangements.

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