Daniel Lee 'Dan' Trullinger was born to Larry and Sheryl Trullinger on November 9, 1981 in St. James, MN, the third of five children. Dan grew up in Madelia and was a graduate from Madelia High School in 2000. He went on to attend college at SDSU, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy. His first job was in Tyler, MN as an Agronomist in 2004. In 2006, he returned to his hometown of Madelia, taking a job at Crystal Valley Coop where he would work the rest of his career. Dan lived and breathed farming, a passion which was clearly evident in his work. He never passed up an opportunity to be outdoors whether it be hunting, fishing, target shooting or playing sports with family and friends. He enjoyed spending his free time on his parents farm, always finding something that needed to be done. Dan loved spending time with his nieces and nephews, especially giving them rides on his IH 560 tractor.
There was nothing more important to Dan in his life than family, it is what he based everything around. He lived each day for his family and friends. Dan could light up every room he was in, and put a smile on anyone’s face with his witty comments and infectious laugh. Dan greatly adored children and they loved him beyond measure.
Daniel Lee Trullinger age 35, of Madelia, MN died on May 21, 2017, at the Madelia Community Hospital.
Dan is survived by his parents, Larry and Sheryl (Lokre) Trullinger; siblings, Amy (Bruce) Osborne of Madelia, Jason (Sherry) Trullinger of North Mankato, Matt Trullinger of Madelia, Sarah (TC) Chantler of Hanska; grandmother, Bonita Lokre of Madelia; nieces and nephews, Katie, Jordan and Chase Osborne, Jewel Trullinger, Vivian and Roman Chantler. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Palmer Lokre, Floyd and Florence Trullinger.