Truzinski, Dwayne David

Truzinski, Dwayne David


Dwayne “Dewey” Truzinski, 82, passed away peacefully on Friday January 23, 2015 at Banner-Baywood Hospital, in Mesa, AZ. He was born in 1932 to Martin and Elizabeth Truzinski in St. Cloud, MN.

Dwayne proudly served in the Navy on the USS Des Moines, CA-134 during the Korean War.  He was married Maxine Ball for 25 years who proceeded him in death on Sep 23, 1983. He later married Helen Koepp of MN.  Dewey moved to AZ where he met Rosemary Williams of Mesa, AZ, his companion for his last 12 years.

Dwayne retired from the City of St. Cloud where he served as a city tax assessor and highway worker.  He was kind, caring, considerate and would do anything for anyone.  He had many hobbies; best known for cribbage boards, napkin holders, Jesus signs, leather-works and beautiful rosaries.  A man of many talents and trades.  He was Past Post Commander of VWF Post 4847, and a Past Post Commander of American Legion Post 76.  He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Loyal Order of Moose.

Dwayne is survived by his daughters Janet Truzinski of Copperas Cove, TX and JoAnn Truzinski of Bristol, CT. He has one grandson, Michael Crispo of Bristol, CT, as well as his loyal, faithful friend and companion, his cat, Sam.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; brother, Eugene Truzinski, and sister, Joyce Thelen.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 pm on Friday, January 30, 2015 at Valley Palms Clubhouse in Mesa, AZ.  Private inurnment will take place at a later date at Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud, MN.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Father Flannigan’s Boys Home.

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10 responses to Truzinski, Dwayne David

  1. were so sorry for your loss

  2. It is SO hard to say goodbye to your Dad … there are so many things you will miss.
    Keep in mind that every time you remember your Dad, he’s still with you.
    As long as we remember, they are still in our hearts and minds.

    Ill always remember all the little inventions he came up with and ways to make things easier. What an amazing mind!

    Cry your tears because you loved him, but remember that he loved you too.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you guys….
    Love, Lynnell

  3. Dad,
    How can words ever express what an excellent father you have been to me. You have always supported me in every endeavour and made me so proud you were my father. Many friends and family will miss you in CT. As well as whoever you crossed paths during your life. Thanks you for providing such a fine example of what a dad and friend is. Will always love you and miss u dearly.
    Thank you for everything!

  4. Kathy says:

    Thinking of you and your family. So sorry to hear about your Dad.
    May you be comforted by your family and friends.
    Take care.

  5. The Officers and men of the U.S.S.Des Moines CA-134 offer our heart felt condolences to the family of Dwayne. He will be remembered at final roll call in Aug. at our reunion.

    May God bless you the family and may he rest in peace.

    Roy Lammey Jr.

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