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Trudie Sharon Monson

Trudie Sharon Monson, age 65, of Lester Prairie, died Monday, May 19, 2008, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.

She was born May 25, 1942, in Hope, N.D. to Edward and Dorothy (Mickaelis) Zutter. Trudie was baptized Feb. 20, 1943, in Cooperstown, N.D.

A graduate of Cooperstown High School, Trudie studied at Mayville State University in Mayville, N.D. from 1960-1964.

She was employed at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Howard Lake, and then spent many years working at group homes. She later worked as a paraprofessional for Crow River Co-op in Glencoe until she retired.

Trudie was united in marriage to Albert Monson Dec. 27, 1997, in Las Vegas, Nev.

A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Trudie loved spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed going to garage sales, and collecting dolls and Coca-Cola memorabilia.

Trudie was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Albert of Lester Prairie; sons Dean (Stacy) Langehaug of Winsted, and Paul (Nancy) Langehaug of Delano; daughter Trisha (Bill) Hackbarth of Winsted; stepdaughters Deanne (Mike) Munsterman, and Luanne (Tom) Kessler, all of Appleton; stepson Mark (Becca) Monson of Big Lake; grandchildren: (from Dean and Stacy) Aaron, Brian, Cody, Katie, Alex, Jordynn, and Garrett, (from Trisha and Bill) Samantha and Sammi, (from Deanne and Mike) Mackenzie, Kelsey, Morgan, and Josie, (from Luanne and Tom) Alexis, Kellen, Jaydah, and Kayden, and (from Mark and Becca) Trenton and Carter; a sister, Jayne (Vern) Ott of Cooperstown, N.D.; nephews Adam, Brandon, and Jesse Ott; and many cousins.

Funeral service was Thursday, May 22 at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Care Center Chapel in Winsted. Interment followed Friday, May 23 at the Monson Family Cemetery in Cooperstown, N.D.

Visitation was Wednesday, May 21 from 4 to 8 p .m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted with a 7 p.m. prayer service, and continued Thursday at St. Mary’s Chapel, one hour before the funeral service.

Online condolences may be made at: www.thechilsonfuneralhome.com

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.