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(February 24, 1941 – May 25, 2009)

Gene A. Trudell, 68, died on May 25, 2009 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Gene was born on Feb. 24, 1941 to the late Lewis and Nellie (Reisner) Trudell in Midland. On August 24, 1985 he married his sweetheart Jeannie Rankin at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Saginaw. He worked for Grey Iron in Saginaw retiring in 1992. Gene loved his kids and grandkids. He loved bingo, playing at the casino and enjoyed working in his yard. Gene is survived by his loving wife Jeannie; daughters, Carrie (Jacob) Hansen, Rhonda (Kyle) Casey, Robyn (Steve) Trudell, Chrissy Trudell all of Midland; sons, Gene II (Holli) of Sanford, Larry (Jamie) of Houghton Lake, Rodney (Stacy) of Sanford Rodney (Valorie) Carrigan of Midland; 17 grandchildren; 10 sisters and 3 brothers. Gene was preceded in death by his son Ronnie; 3 sisters and 2 brothers. A Funeral Service will be held at Smith-Miner Funeral Home on Friday, May 29 at11:00 am with Rev Pamela Buchholz of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Midland City Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday May 28 from 4 – 7 and on Friday from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider donating to the family in Gene’s honor.