Doris “Dody” Trustem, 1928-2020

Published 1:00 am Saturday, January 25, 2020

Doris “Dody” E. Trustem was born May 28, 1928, and passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020.

Doris “Dody” Trustem

Sweet and polite to the end, this classy lady has joined her husband and daughter in heaven (where the gates probably turned pink in her honor).

One of nine children, she was born in Albert Lea to Carl and Mabel Thompson. She met her husband, Donald, a World War II vet, and they married in 1947.

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They had many new adventures, as Don’s job with Sun Oil relocated them to many cities is the Midwest. During that time they welcomed two children, Diane and Dan.

She earned her cosmetology degree and owned her own studio in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Wherever she lived, Dody was known for always having coffee on, her sugar cookies and a good laugh with her guests. She was also known to enjoy a “martini” with her grandkids.

Always dressed to the nines, Dody had a shoe collection to be envied. Prim, proper, stylish and spunky are just a few words to describe Dody.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; and daughter, Diane.

Dody is survived by a sister, Shirley Larson; and brother, Lars Thompson. She is further survived by her son, Dan (Joleen) Trustem; son-in-law, Brooke (Laurie) Silvernail; grandchildren Ben (Jennifer) Trustem, Jena Brune, Brandon (Marnie) Silvernail and Garrett Silvernail; and her great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. May 9 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Emmons.

The family has been assisted by Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea.