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Emery C. Trangsrud

December 20, 1930 — October 12, 2021

Emery Clarence Trangsrud passed away peacefully October 12,2021at the age of 90 at The Waterview Pines in Virginia, Minnesota.

He was born December 20, 1930 to Melford and Mabel Trangsrud in Duxby, Mn., where ge grew up on the farm and went to school until the 8th grade.  He was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith.  He farmed until 1950 when he enlisted in the army.  He was in active duty in the Korean War until 1952.  He was in the reserve and was honorably discharged in 1960.  

On June 4, 1955 he married the love of his life JoAnn Solberg.  They celebrated 60 years of marriage together.  For a brief time they lived in Scobey Montana, where he worked for Murphey Brothers Ranch.  In 1960 they moved and made their home in Embarrass, Mn.  In 1959 he started working for Erie Mining Co. as a train operator until retirement in 1992. They had four children, Mark, Bradley, Kelly and Julie.

 Emery was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 4108, United steel workers union, and a member of the Hope Luthren church in Embarrass, Mn.  He loved his family and friends. He enjoyed traveling, camping, snowmobiling, 4 wheeling, dancing, music, nascar and snowmobile racing, marbles, and playing cards.  

He is survived by his four children, Mark from Blaine, Washington, Bradley (Sue) from Embarrass, Mn,  Kelly from Roseau, Mn and Julie from Sanford, Florida.  He has 6 grandchildren Carrie (Paul), Sarah (Brian), Donovan (Natasha), Andrew, Katie (Christian), and Emily, 8 great grandchildren, Tanner, Dillon, Breydon, Jacob, Annabelle, Colin, Evie Mae and Mariah, brother in law, Ron Solberg, brothers, Julian and Milo and a sister, Elna and many nieces and nephews.

 He is preceded in death by his wife JoAnn, brother Marvin Trangsrud and his wife Helen, nephews Dallas Trangsrud, Mike Solberg, great niece Nora Munstenteiger, brother in law’s Gene and Arlyn Solberg and sister in law Shirley Scott, parents, Melford and Mabel and maternal in laws, Earl and Edith Solberg.

Visitation will be held Monday, October 18, 2021 from 5:00-7:00pm at Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora.  Graveside service with military honors will be held 10am Tuesday, October 19 in the Embarrass Cemetery.


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Monday, October 18, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home-Aurora

402 W 3rd Ave N, Aurora, MN 55705

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