Curtis Edward Trude, passed away on August 16, 2020, surrounded by his family and friends at home. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 19, at 2:00 PM with a visitation one hour prior at the Litchfield Christian Church. There will also be a memorial service held on Saturday, August 22, at 1:00 PM at daughter Heather’s home, 208 Birch Avenue, Alexandria, Minnesota.
Curtis Edward Trude was born on October 13, 1959, in West Union, Minnesota, to Earnest and Wilma Lee (Palmer) Trude. He graduated from Jefferson High School, in Alexandria, in 1978, and attended the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, after. Throughout his life, Curtis lived in several places in Minnesota, but only called a few “home”: Villard, Alexandria, and Litchfield. He also worked as an Owner/Operator, as well as an electrician. It was then in 2009 when Curtis moved to Litchfield. He then met Amy Stoneback in 2017. They were soon united in marriage on July 4th, 2018, on a hot and sunny day. Curtis was a member of the Litchfield Christian Church and the NRA.
He was known for his “challenge accepted” attitude and always putting 110% into everything that he did. He wanted what was best for the people he loved and only had pure intentions. His enjoyments and hobbies included working on cars, racing, and building guns. He also enjoyed spending quality time with his family and good friends. He was described as always craving adventure and living life to the fullest. His adventure lives on as his body is being donated to the Anatomy Bequest Program.
Curtis is survived by his wife Amy (Stoneback) Trude, and her two boys, Makya and Nodin Winch of Litchfield; his daughter Heather Kapphahn, of Alexandria, and her children, Lindsey Erickson, of Minneapolis, Caitlin (Chris Freese) Erickson, Ayden Kapphahn, and Cael Kapphahn of Alexandria; three special step-daughters, Valerie, Connie, and Stephie; brothers Web (Laurie) Trude of Fergus Falls, and Jim Dannon of Oregon; and his Mouvie, Lois Peterson. He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Merlin Peterson.
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