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John Trickle

August 26, 1939 — November 8, 2015

John W. Trickle, 76, of Red Lake Falls, formerly of Pelican Rapids, and Barnesville, MN, died on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Sanford Hospital in Thief River Falls, MN. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at Dobmeier Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Greene officiating. John Wesley Trickle was born on August 26, 1939 to Claude Alfred and Lelia Marie (Alby) Trickle in Thief River Falls, MN. He grew up in Thief River Falls, MN where he attended and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1957. He was the oldest boy of 14 children. He attended Bemidji State College for a year. In 1963, John was married to Judith Thorstenson in Thief River Falls and they moved to Sioux Falls, SD. There he worked for Taggart Construction building residential homes. Later he worked for the Golden Rule Construction building commercial structures. It was during this time he also attended Sioux Falls College. John and Judith’s two sons were born in Sioux Falls, Rodd in 1968 and Rory in 1971. They later divorced in 1986. In 1972, the family moved to Moorhead and John worked for John T Jones Construction as a cement finisher. In 1975, he began his career with Burlington Northern Railroad as a brakeman. He retired in 2005, as a conductor. For 30 years, he lived the life of a railroader, waiting for the phone to ring calling him for his next trip along the rails, working through the darkest nights of winter, and the gentle breezes of the summer. In 1993, John was married to Patty Munsey and they made their home in Barnesville for many years. To this union one son Taylor was born. John had an outgoing personality and loved being with his family and friends. He loved the hunting and fishing excursions with his “rail” friends, ice fishing and going to auction sales with his brother David. He also taught Rodd and Rory how to hunt pheasant, turkey, grouse, and deer, leaving them with many stories and legacies. John also had a passion for fixing up and working on vehicles, either restoring them or making them into hot rods. Some of his prized finds and fixes were his 1968 and 1969 Camaro SS Convertibles, his 1937 Chevy pickup. He was also an avid hunter who created many stories for his friends and family to tell about their adventures with John hunting. Whether it be the big buck that he shot, or the even bigger one that got away. John loved holidays and would spend hours decorating inside and outside of his house. He loved cooking and eating and his favorite cravings were ice cream and popcorn. After his retirement, you could always see him with his faithful canine companion, Haus, riding shotgun in the pickup. He is survived by his wife Patty Trickle, Jamestown, ND, three sons: Rodd (Lupita Mejia Salas) Trickle, Rory Trickle, Fargo, ND, Taylor Trickle, Jamestown, ND, special friend Sharon Dupont, Red Lake Falls, MN, 11 grandchildren: Delton, McKenzie, Mason, Kaden, Jaxon, Saydee, Sebastian, Lili Beth, Ismael, Jaqueline, Cheyton, nine brothers and sisters: Muriel (Phil) Pridham, Wichita Falls, TX; Clyde (Pat) Trickle, Gilbert, AZ; Mary (Ronald) Broten, Douglas, WY; Gaylene (Roger) Berg, Pelican Rapids, MN; David (Shirley) Trickle, Glyndon, MN; Gloria “Jeannie” Simon, Thief River Falls, MN; Paul Trickle, Thief River Falls, MN, Gerald (Margie) Trickle, Moorhead, MN, Jim Trickle, Douglas, WY, brother-in-law, Ron Morey, Barnesville, MN; special aunts Shirley Alby, Sioux Falls, SD; Janet McCoy, Van Alstyne, TX, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Geraldine Trickle and Susan Morey, and two brothers Larry and Glen Trickle.<center><a href="http://portal.midweststreams.com/PDFs/DisplayPDF/794"><img style="border:10px outset silver;width: 220px;" src="http://portal.midweststreams.com/PDFs/DisplayThumbnail/794"/><br>John Trickle Memorial Folder</a></center>
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