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Henry "Hank" L. Trudell

August 1, 1949 — February 4, 2024

Henry "Hank" L. Trudell, age 74, of Redwood Falls passed away Sunday, February 4, 2024 at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud Minnesota. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2024 from Santee Community Hall in Santee, Nebraska. Burial will follow in Hobu Creek Cemetery in Lindy, Nebraska.

Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Redwood Falls and Morgan. E-mail condolences may be sent via

Henry Louis Trudell, the son of Hank and Lois (Rouillard) Trudell, was born August 1, 1949 in Winnebago, Nebraska.

Hank was a proud Native American man who lived life to the fullest. He had over 20 years of dedicated service, he retired from Lincoln Public Schools. Hank then resided in Redwood Falls, Minnesota, where he built a life filled with love and cherished memories. Hank left an indelible mark on the lives of those he touched. Hank was a dependable and great man, known for his unwavering commitment to his family and community. He valued the essence of quality time spent with family, leaving behind a legacy of warmth, love, and cherished memories. Hank enjoyed watching football, playing keno, reading, and taking rides with Cindy.

Hank is survived by his spouse, Cindy Hoffman; daughter, Chanel Trudell of Denver, Colorado; his memory lives on through his siblings, Frankie, Jeffery, Debbie, and Lori Lynn Trudell; Hank leaves behind a legacy of laughter and love, embraced by many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hank and Lois Trudell; sons, Shane and Michael Trudell; 6 brothers and 2 sisters.

In honoring the life of Henry "Hank" L. Trudell, let us remember a man who embraced each day with gratitude, leaving an enduring imprint on the hearts of all who were fortunate to know him. May he rest in peace, surrounded by the love that he so generously gave during his time on this earth.

Blessed be his memory.

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