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Antonio Trujillo, 1994-2018

Antonio “Tony” Armando Trujillo, 23, of Albert Lea died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at his home in Albert Lea.

Antonio Trujillo

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to the service. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is in charge of arrangements. To leave an online condolence, visit www.brussheitner.com.

Antonio Armando was born Sept. 20, 1994, in Rochester, the son of Fidel Trujillo and Jo Dell “Jodi” (Hodge) Trujillo. He graduated from United South Central High School in 2013. After graduation, Tony worked at Cedar Valley Services Inc. in Albert Lea.

Tony had a very caring and special soul from the day he was born, and inspired many. Despite the challenges he faced from spina bifida, he always wore a smile and never let his disability hinder him. Tony was also a social butterfly and never met a stranger.

He was taken from his loved ones just a day shy of his 24th birthday. He really looked forward to his birthday and always counted down the days.

Tony enjoyed playing wheelchair basketball and baseball, watching sports, playing video games, fishing, listening to all kinds of music and hanging out with friends.

He also loved spending time with his mentor, Larry Peterson, and his wife, Ruth. Tony enjoyed spending time with his family.

Tony is preceded in death by his grandparents Daniel and Carol Hodge, Evanjelina Del Hierro, Hijinio Trujillo and Manuel Talamantes; great-grandmother, Cecelia Young; and cousins Sara Pourrier, Amy Pourrier and Brad Young.

He is survived by his parents Jodi and Fidel Trujillo of Wells; sister, Jessica Trujillo, of Wells; half siblings Abel Trujillo of Mexico, Joel Trujillo of Mexico and Cristina Trujillo of Arizona; best friend, Lucas Virgil, of Albert Lea; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and his family at Trail Side Apartments in Albert Lea.

Tony was only here for a short time before he was called to heaven, but was loved very much by all who had the honor to know him. Tony will be forever in their hearts.