Trudeau, Richard Our Dad, Dick, passed away on 5.31.2022 at the age of 91. Born in Minneapolis in 1931 to Francis and Lillian, Dick graduated from Washburn High School and joined the Navy Reserve where he was called up to action during the Korean War. Dick served on the USS Boxer for two years before being discharged and moving with his bride to Connecticut to start a family. In 1963, he brought his wife and four children back to Minnesota They settled in Richfield and added three more children to their family. Dick proudly served the Air Force Reserve and the US Post Office until his retirement in 1988. For the next 18 years, Dick and Rosie traveled the US in their RV until they finally decided to trade in their wheels, staying in both Richfield and Harlingen, Tx. For over 30 years, Dick volunteered at the VA Medical Center caring for veterans and their families until he was no longer able to be the caregiver. Dick lost his beloved Rosie in January, 2022 and he would ask his family every day when she was coming to get him. She finally extended her hand from Heaven and he now joins her, hand in hand, where they can sip their afternoon tea together for all eternity. Dick is survived by his brother, Michael Trudeau, his children, Stephen Trudeau, Theresa Cleary, Joanne (Ken) Donovan, Paul (Ann) Trudeau, Faith (Tony) Lamo, Tammy (Brian) Hartman and Shelly (Damon) Tomasko, 13 grandchildren, 11 great-children and many nieces and nephews. A special thank you to Walker Care Suites: Amanda, Sue, Teresa, Joe, Lola, Michael and all of the staff who lovingly cared for our Dad. We started on this journey in February 2021 with your guidance and support. You loved him as much as we did and it showed every day. To Kim and Susie at Allina Hospice, we joined arms with you for our Dad's final days; you cared for him, you calmed him, you prepared him for his next journey. Our heartfelt thank you. Mass at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 6730 Nicollet Avenue, Richfield, MN on July 26, 2022 with visitation at 10:00 am, Funeral Mass at 11:00 am and luncheon to follow at the church. Private interment with full military honors at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the Wounded Warrior Project.
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