Gayle Harold Stroud, age 78, of rural Delano, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
He was born Feb. 23, 1936, in Alma, WI, the son of Harold W. and Bernice (Long) Stroud.
Gayle honorably served his country in the United States Navy for four years.
He was joined in holy marriage with Judith A. Bastyr Oct. 29, 1960, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Hopkins. God blessed their marriage with five children.
Gayle was formerly employed as a forklift operator at Super Valu for many years.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, loved to visit with people, and enjoyed pulling pranks on people, as well.
Gayle is survived by his loving wife, Judith A. Stroud; children: Janie A. (Daniel) Holm of Buffalo, Dawn M. (Danny) Brown, Joel W. (Bekah) Stroud, and Glen L. Stroud, all of Annandale; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Tracy Ingles; a sister, Cindy Belumus of Wisconsin; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by a son, Scott G. Stroud; his parents, Harold and Bernice Stroud; six sisters; and a brother.
Funeral services took place Thursday, June 26 at 1 p.m. at Assembly of God Church in Buffalo, with Pastor Bill Hicks officiating.
There was visitation one hour prior to the services at the church.
Casket bearers were Brandon Stroud, Zachary Stroud, Bryant Stroud, Joshua Johnston, Trevor Jones, and Dan Brown.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com.