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Posted On: Aug 26, 2019

Brothers and Sisters, 

I am sorry to inform you that Brother Merle Trousil, retired member of Burlington System Division Lodge 1488, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019.


Merle Trousil was born on February 8, 1950, in Alexandria, Minnesota the son of Martin and Eldore (Hanson) Trousil.  He attended country school in Lake Mary Township and then attended Alexandria High School. 

After his schooling Merle worked for a short time in the Meat Department at Pete’s and then for Wedums Supply before working for the CP Railroad for 30 years. 

Merle was united in marriage to Cindy Jacobsen on July 4, 1979 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria.  The couple purchased Merle’s grandma’s home in Alexandria where they raised their three children. 

Merle enjoyed playing the Concertina and was in the L & M Band and Applejacks Band.  He had a love for animals, trains and listening to Elvis.  He loved to help friends and family and he always said, “Merry Christmas!”

Merle died on Thursday, August 15, 2019.  He is survived by his wife, Cindy; daughter, Shelly; sons: Jim & girlfriend, Haylee, Jason; brother, Warren, sister Sonja (Richard) Zeithamer.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Roland.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 4-8 PM at the Anderson Funeral Home.  Funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria.  Burial will be at Bohemian Independent Cemetery.  Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home.

Please keep Merle’s’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. 



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