Obit: Trunkey, Adella (1906 - 2003)

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----Source: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wis.) 05/15/2003

Trunkey, Adella (13 MAR 1906 - 13 MAY 2003)

BRILLION - Adella (Drescher) Rusch Trunkey, age 97, formerly of Chili, Clark County, Wis., passed away May 13, 2003, at Lakeview Terrace, Altoona, Fla.

Adella was born March 13, 1906, the ninth child of Bernhart and Emma (Schmidt) Drescher, at their farm home in Lynn township, Chili, Clark County. She graduated from Neillsville High School and the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Madison as a Registered Nurse in May 1927. She was united in marriage to Martin William Rusch of Potter, Wis., on May 15, 1929. Two sons were born to Adella and Marty, William Martin and Richard Bernhart. Following their retirement in 1968 they located in Eustis, Fla. Martin preceded her in death in 1973. Adella continued to live in Florida and in April 1981, was married to Wilbur Trunkey. Adella and Wilbur made their home at Lakeview Terrace, Altoona, Fla., where she continued to live until her time of death. Wilbur Trunkey passed away in 1987.

Survivors include five grandchildren, Tracy Rusch of Dayton, Ohio, Kathy (Dr. David) Walmer of Chapel Hill, N.C., Kim (Gilbert) Santiago of Hope Mills, N.C., Richard Bryan (Michelle) Rusch of Holden, Mass., and Todd Rusch of Worcester, Mass; seven great-grandchildren; and one stepdaughter, Mary Francis (Dr. Harold) Walraven of Atlanta, Ga.; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were Martin Rusch and Wilbur Trunkey; two sons, Wiliam and Richard Rusch; a daughter-in-law, Ann Rusch; one grandson, William Rusch Jr.; her parents; five sisters and three brothers.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., with visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service, on Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at the Faith United Methodist Church in Brillion. Burial will follow at Rantoul Emmanuel Church Cemetery.



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