Todd Gary Mrnak
Todd Gary Mrnak was born March 21, 1973 in Parkers Prairie, MN, the son of Gary and Beverly (Zuehlke) Mrnak. He was raised on the family farm near Miltona, MN. In 1991, Todd graduated from Jefferson High School in Alexandria. He continued his education at the Alexandria Technical College where he learned tool & die making.
While Todd was still in college, he began working at Alexandria Extrusion, later known as Alexandria Industries. Todd had thirty years of experience with the company and had earned a position as one of their key employees. Todd also loved the farm he grew up on. He went into partnership with his father. Todd also built his home on the farm.
On September 7, 2002, Todd was united in marriage to Ann Marie Callen at Belle River, MN. The couple made their home on the family farm and were blessed with a son, Zachary and a daughter, Henlee.
Todd enjoyed the outdoors and living on the farm. Doing fieldwork, driving a tractor or the combine, was enjoyable. He was blessed with cleverness and could fix about anything; he created several inventions of his own. He also liked cutting wood. Todd spent time hunting all kinds of game with his family along with fishing in the summer and winter; his ice fishing house was an awesome place to be. Todd liked parties and having a good time.
Todd was a member of National Wild Turkey Federation,
Most important to Todd was his family. He lived for them. Todd was very interested in sporting events and encouraged his children to participate. Attending their events and cheering them on was a great joy for Todd.
Todd believed in helping others and paying it forward when he signed up as an organ donor. On Sunday, September 19, 2021 Todd became a donor when he died unexpectedly in an accident. He was preceded in death by all of his grandparents; a niece, Lillie Friedrich; and a nephew, William Friedrich; and his lab, Diezel. He is survived by his wife, of nineteen years, Ann Marie Mrnak of Miltona; son Zachary and daughter Henlee Mrnak of Miltona; parents; Gary & Beverly Mrnak of Miltona; two sisters, Julie Mrnak and Jodie Baumann of Miltona; aunt, Lois & Wayne Rediehs; nephew, Eric Baumann; and niece, Emily & Casey Larson; parents-in-law, Roland & Marion Callen; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Tammy & James Schmidt, Michael & Katherine Callen, Pamela & Brian Friedrich, Ryan & Michale Callen; many other nieces and nephews; his labs Trooper and Warden; cousins; and a multitude of extended family and friends…too numerous to list.
A Celebration of Life gathering will begin at 5:30 PM Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at the Miltona Community Center in Miltona. There will be visitation at the center from 4 to 5:30 PM Wednesday. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred. Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory. www.andersonfuneral.net