Trenary, Darrell Gordon
December 24, 1942 – July 7, 2018
Age 75 of Lakeville. Darrell was a most amazing man. He was a devoted, loving husband to his wife, Anna, for over 50 years. He was a consistently loving and caring father to his son, Sean. He cherished his daughter-in-law, Liv, and his two grandchildren, Sophia and Evan. He was loyal and true to his four brothers and one sister. He was a dedicated and loving son to his now-deceased parents. He loved his nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and his dozens of cousins. He was a powerful co-worker and leader in the insurance world where he was committed to lifting people up to their greatest potential and aiming for goals successfully. On July 7, we lost our loving, kind, loyal and wickedly funny husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle to Alzheimer’s disease. Darrell fought his illness with dignity and courage, never sinking into self-pity. He was not demoralized by the daily losses of memory, the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. He gracefully met each challenge, trusting his wife and son to provide him with the care that kept him home to the very end. And all of us who survive him are so grateful to Anna and Sean. Darrell was born on Christmas Eve, 1942 in Missoula, Montana to Gene E and Bertha D. Trenary, both deceased. He graduated from Loyola High School and University of Montana in Missoula and then moved to the Twin Cities with his new wife, Anna, where he worked in the insurance industry for his entire working career. He was an avid fan of the Montana Grizzlies, the Minnesota Twins, and Vikings. Darrell was preceded in death by his parents and his infant son, Scott Christian. Besides being survived by his wife, son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren, Darrell is survived by his four brothers and their spouses: Gary and Nancy Trenary & Rod Trenary of Frenchtown, MT; Brad Trenary and Mike Darr of Seattle, WA; Kim and Renee Trenary of Apple Valley, MN; and his sister, Jean Trenary and Patty Gardner of Walla Walla, WA; several loving nieces, nephews, in-laws, and countless friends from across the country will miss Darrell and mourn his passing. And we will all miss his wicked sense of humor, his extraordinary practical jokes and his most exquisite way of letting you know that he loved you just the way you are. Funeral services will be private for family only. A post service gathering will be held 4 :00 pm Monday, July 16 at the Chart House, 11287 Klamath Trail, Lakeville, and all are welcome. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Alzheimer’s Foundation or to Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People at VEAP.org. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 15, 2018).