February 19, 1943 - January 11, 2022
The funeral service for Wesley Truax of Hewitt, was held at 11:00 am. on Saturday, January 22, at the New Life Church of God in Bertha, with Pastor Jason Knoll presiding. Visitation was held at the Schuller Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services’ Domian-Anderson Chapel in Bertha on Friday, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. and resumed at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Wes, age 78, passed away on January 11, 2022, at Lakewood Health System Care Center, Staples, MN, with gentle care provided by Lakewood Hospice. Wesley was born to Alvin and Dorris (Campbell) Truax on February 19, 1943, at the Thiel Hospital in Bertha, MN. As a youth, he attended Hewitt Public Schools and completed his high school education at Bertha Public Schools. He participated in football, basketball, baseball, and FFA. As an adult, Wes continued his interests with Hi-Ten Baseball, community softball, FFA Alumni and Bertha Hewitt Sports Boosters. Wes was united in marriage with Leona Esther Wirth on December 29, 1961, at the United Methodist Church in Hewitt. Wes and Leona made their home near Hewitt. Early in his career, Wes had several different jobs, including UPS driver before becoming a fulltime farmer. When not farming he enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, trapping, racing snowmobiles, attending his children's, grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s sporting events and later supporting all Bertha-Hewitt athletic events. Family and friends describe Wes as generous and compassionate, protective of his family, and a fun-loving prankster. He was God-fearing and faithful all his life. Preceding Wes in death were his parents, Alvin and Dorris; brother, Mervin; grandson, Henry Ahrens, and brothers-in-law, James Kurz, Alvin Wirth and Richard Wirth. Surviving Wes are his loving wife, Leona; children Kimmie (Michael) Ahrens of Eagle Bend, Brian (Amy) Truax of Bemidji, and Susan (Michael) Hochstetler of White Bear Lake; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Carol (Dave) Bruder of Oakdale and Darlene Kurz of Kerrville, TX; along with a host of family members, friends and neighbors. Honorary pallbearers will be Blake Kolles, Brice Kolles, Kaylynne Kolles, Noah Schultz, Owen Schultz, Leah Schultz, Wesley Truax and Izabella Truax. Active pallbearers will be Katrina Kolles, Bethany Schultz, Tyler Truax, Courtney Truax, Logan Hochstetler, Sydney Hochstetler, Dalton Detwiler and Cole Detwiler. Burial will be in Oak Valley Cemetery, near Hewitt, MN..
The funeral service for Wesley Truax of Hewitt, was held at 11:00 am. on Saturday, January 22, at the New Life Church of God in Bertha, with Pastor Jason Knoll presiding. Visitation was held at the Schuller Family Funeral Homes & Cremation... View Obituary & Service Information
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