From the Great Falls Tribune, Thursday, Dec. 4, 1958. Raymond was a great-grandson of Patrick and Johannah Hogan through their daughter Johanna Powers and her daughter Margaret Trudelle:


R. J. Trudelle, 66, Former Resident of Falls, Dies


Raymond J. Trudelle, 66, Bureau of Reclamation clerk at Canyon Ferry and former Butte and Great Falls insurance and brokerage representative, died Tuesday night in a Helena hospital.

He was born July 21, 1892, at Chippewa Falls, Wis., and came to Great Falls in 1919. Trudelle married the former Florence Moore here in 1923, and then entered the insurance business in Butte.

He returned to Great Falls in 1933, and was associated with Huntsberger-Givens in the insurance business here until 1942, when he entered the employ of the War Department as a labor supervisor at the fairgrounds while Malmstrom Air Force Base was under construction. He later was a labor foreman at the base.

Trudelle entered the service of the Bureau of Reclamation here in 1947, and was employed as a general storekeeper until January, 1956, when he was transferred to Canyon Ferry.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and while here was an active member of St. Ann's Parish. He resided at 515 5th St. N.

Survivors include his wife, Florence; two daughters, Mrs. Robert A. Miller, Riverside, Calif., and Sister Raymond Mary of Sisters of Charity, Falls City, Neb., and four grandchildren.

He is also survived by two sisters, Catherine Trudelle, Chicago, and Mrs. M. H. McInnes, Eau Claire, Wis., and four brothers, Joseph of Chicago, Charles of Duluth, John of Ladysmith, Wis., and Phillip of Seattle.

The funeral will be from the T. F. O'Connor Chapel here at 9 a.m. Saturday and at St. Ann's Cathedral at 9:15, when Requiem Mass will be offered. Burial will be in Mount Olivet cemetery.

Knights of Columbus, third and fourth degrees, and friends will meet at O'Connor's at 8 Friday night to recite the rosary.


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