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Mildred Tronvold

Mildred L. Tronvold

November 14th, 1919 - August 22nd, 2020
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Obituary

Mildred Tronvold; age 100, passed away peacefully under hospice care at Prairie Lakes Hospital on August 22, 2020.

Mildred LeMoyne Ganzhorn was born on November 14, 1919, in Woodbine, Iowa, to Henry and Maude Ganzhorn. She grew up on the family farm and attended school in Woodbine. She graduated high school in 1937 and went on to Business School in Council Bluffs. The following year she moved to Vermillion, South Dakota, and worked for Central Natural Gas as a bookkeeper. In Vermillion, she met the love of her life, Jay Tronvold. They were married on September 1, 1940 in the home of her uncle, Judge Ray Collar. Mildred continued to work in bookkeeping positions while Jay was active in WWII, and while he was in college.
Jay and Mildred moved to Huron in 1948 and became avid bridge players and enjoyed all types of dancing. In 1956 they moved to Watertown, S.D. and continued dancing weekly at various venues and were active in many bridge groups.

Mildred was well known in the bridge community for her keen sense of cards and playing various conventions in the bridge game. She would entertain the family with tales of a grand slam, or a seven no trump bid. Of course, there was the occasional “I just didn’t get the cards today.” Mildred loved teaching new players her tricks and shared her bridge skills with many bridge players in Watertown. She also loved playing cards with her grandsons, teaching them skills and strategy.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, her step mother Edith Ganzhorn, her husband, Julius "Jay" Tronvold, brothers Lynn and Lloyd, sisters-in-law Lottie, Della, and Oma.

Mildred is survived by her children, Bard (Dixie) Tronvold of Clear Lake, and Deb (John) Moorse of Maple Grove, MN; her grandchildren, Ben Moorse of Fargo, ND, and Ryan (Ashley Liegakos) Moorse of Prior Lake, MN; and great-grandchildren, Paige and Seth Moorse.

Due to Covid 19, there will be a private family graveside service at Mount Hope Cemetery in Watertown on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

Urn bearers will be Ben and Ryan Moorse.

Memorials are preferred to Grace Lutheran Church, 202 2nd St. SE, Watertown, SD 57201 or Prairie Lakes Hospice, 401 9th Ave. NW, Watertown, SD 57201.

Arrangements by Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel, www.wightandcomes.com
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    Mount Hope Cemetery
    Address
    1133 11th St. NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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Private family graveside services will be held at Mount Hope Cemetery in Watertown on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. **Memorials are preferred to Grace Lutheran Church, 202 2nd St. SE, Watertown, SD 57201 or Prairie Lakes Hospice, 401 9th Ave. NW, Watertown, SD 57201.

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Scott & Bev Ganzhorn

Posted at 09:19pm
Scott & I we’re just talking about Mildred the other night. We enjoyed talking to her when she came back for the Woodbine alumni banquet in the spring & then visit us at her childhood home. We bought the family farm from them in the late 80’s & now live on Mildred’s grandfathers home place. I loved our visits of family history, some heartbreaking & others filled with laughter. She was a wonderful lady & know she is happy to be together with Jay again. Caring thoughts to her family. Scott & Bev Ganzhorn
 
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Deborah Moorse Posted at 11:23pm

Thank you Scott and Bev. I was just telling her about the unique connection with her grandsons and the daughter in law of your friend! I have such fun memories of visiting grandpas farm and playing with Scott and Becky. I have even camped in the little cabin at the park by the farm when visiting Lynn and Della. Thank you for your kind words and memories! Deb Tronvold Moorse
 
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Deborah Moorse Posted at 11:23pm

Thank you Scott and Bev. I was just telling her about the unique connection with her grandsons and the daughter in law of your friend! I have such fun memories of visiting grandpas farm and playing with Scott and Becky. I have even camped in the little cabin at the park by the farm when visiting Lynn and Della. Thank you for your kind words and memories! Deb Tronvold Moorse
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Tina Reeves RN

Posted at 02:28am
I’m so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed caring for Mildred in the hospital. We had some very interesting conversations. She was definitely a remarkable woman and will be missed. Love and prayers! Tina RN
 
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Deborah Moorse Posted at 11:20pm

Thank you for your good care at the hospital! We appreciate all that was done for her. Deb Tronvold Moorse
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Roger or Lissa Turbak

Posted at 06:26am
I had the pleasure of being one of Mildred’s bridge “students” and playing on Sunday’s at Maple Place. Even though her eyes were failing, we would all call upon her for guidance and what to do with that unique hand. She really was a special person and will be missed by many. I have no doubt she is organizing a game right now and back with her favorite bridge partner. My prayers to all of you and seek solace knowing the perpetual light of Christ is shining on her.
Lissa Turbak
 
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Deborah Moorse Posted at 07:43pm

Thank you for your kind words and memories. She certainly loved playing bridge!
JM

Judy MIller

Posted at 05:19pm
I played bridge with Mildred for many years and enjoyed every game win or lose. She was a great lady
and loved to play bridge and teach others to play. We will miss her.
Jerry & Judy Miller
 
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Deborah Moorse Posted at 08:35pm

Thank you for your kind words and memories
AJ

Arthur Jelsma

Posted at 04:28pm
Precious in the sight of the Lord
is the death of his faithful servants.
- Psalm 116:15
 
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Deborah Moorse Posted at 03:14pm

Thank you Art and Marcia for your ministry to my mother. It was so much appreciated Deb Moorse and family
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