Truman A. Redepenning, age 73 of Ortonville, died January 31, 2018, at his home. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at First English Lutheran Church in Ortonville. Rev. David Tonn will officiate. Visitation will be held at the church on Monday, one hour prior to the service. The organist will be Kathy Haukos and soloist, Jim Foster. Honorary bearers will be: Frank Boots, Gene Hausauer, Jason Gearman, Mark Redepenning, Tim Swanson, Dave “Hooper” Gruenwald, Corey Ransom, and Joe Streich.
Truman Alva Redepenning was born on February 4, 1944, in Nassau, MN, to Max and Lulu (Strand) Redepenning. He lived with his family on the farm until a fatal automobile accident killed his mother and one sister in 1959. Following the accident, he went to live with his sister, Barbara. He graduated from Marietta High School with the class of 1962. He enlisted in the Army on June 8, 1962 and was stationed in Germany for three years. He was honorably discharged on June 3, 1965. He returned home to Minnesota and found employment in Minneapolis. He married Angela Ell in Marietta, MN on April 9, 1972. Truman and Angie purchased the hardware store in Marietta that same year as well as operated a plumbing business. They closed the store in 2007, after being in business for 35 years.
Truman was a lifetime member of the Ortonville VFW Post #3964 and a member of the Marietta American Legion Post #156. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially on Big Stone Lake. He was known for his vegetable garden and his willingness to help anyone he could.
Truman is survived by his wife, Angela Redepenning of Ortonville; siblings: Barbara Bockes of Watertown, SD; Sally Nash of Minneapolis, MN; Roger (Theresa) Redepenning of Minneapolis, MN; sisters-in-law: Dorothy Redepenning of Madison, MN, and Judy Redepenning of Minneapolis, MN; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Max and Lulu; two sisters: Betty Redepenning and Kathy Redepenning; three brothers: Byron Redepenning, Warren Redepenning, and Maxie Redepenning; one nephew, Steve Nash; and one brother-in-law, Jack Thompson.