Roland Trousil, 66Roland Allen Trousil, 66, died June 25, 2012 at his farm.
Roland Allen Trousil, 66, died June 25, 2012 at his farm.
Roland was born November 24, 1945 in Alexandria, the son of Martin and Eldore (Hanson) Trousil. He was raised in the Alexandria area and attended school in Alexandria. After graduating from Jefferson High School in 1963, Roland worked with his father on the farm that Martin bought in 1954; located east of Lake Andrew.
Roland farmed for many years. In 1972 he purchased the farm from his father. Roland loved the farm and was good with the animals. He milked up to 47 cows. He was proud of his herd of Holsteins. Over the years he bred red and white Holsteins until his entire herd was red and white. He also loved working with his dogs over the years. Roland’s work on the farm was his hobby.
After he sold the cows and retired from farming in 1999, he moved to Long Prairie, where he purchased a farm. Two years later Roland returned to Lake Mary Township and bought the Dynda farm south of Lake Andrew. Although he rented out the land, Roland continued working around the farm. He always wanted to keep busy improving his place.
Roland also had a passion for restoring old tractors. He completed 31 full restorations. His preferred tractor was always an International.
His parents preceded him in death.
Roland is survived by his brothers, Merle Trousil and wife, Cindy, of Alexandria and Warren Trousil of Bertha; one sister, Sonja Zeithamer and husband, Richard, of Alexandria; and nieces and nephews, John Zeithamer and wife, Tammy, Twylla Vickmark and husband, Dan, Darren Trousil, Delane Trousil, Shelly Trousil, Jim Trousil and Jason Trousil.
A funeral service will be held Friday, June 29 at 11 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria. The Rev. David Wangaard will officiate. Sandy Buckner will provide music. Interment will follow at Bohemian Independent Cemetery in Lake Mary Township. Casket bearers include Marlow Kluver, Roger Kluver, Arnie Schlosser, Fred Staples, Jim Trousil, Jason Trousil, Warren Engelbrecht and Darren Trousil. Honorary casket bearers include Bob Finnegan, Kenny Rutten and Paul Anderson.
Visitation is Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home and also one hour prior to the service at church on Friday.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.
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