Gerald Lee Troldahl

Born: Thu., Aug. 29, 1946
Died: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019


Visitation

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM, Sat., Nov. 30, 2019
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Home


Memorial Service

5:00 PM Sat., Nov. 30, 2019
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel


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Gerald “Jerry” Troldahl, age 73 of North Mankato, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, Nov 25, 2019 with his children at his side.  
Jerry was born on August 29, 1946 to Thorwald and Verna (Haugen) Troldahl in Mankato, MN. He graduated from Mankato High in 1964. Jerry served as a medic in the Army National Guard for six years. He worked as a salesman his whole life: first clothing and then insurance. The rest of his career was spent selling mailing equipment and copy machines first at Pitney Bowes and then spent the next 20-plus years as the manager of Mantronics Mailing Systems. After his retirement, he worked at the South Street Saloon for several years and maintained a very special group of friends there who he considered extended family. He married Rebecca Troldahl and they had three children. They later divorced but remained friends. He was a great father and his children respected and loved him. Jerry taught his family that kindness and appreciation for other people is the way to live a good life, something he learned from his parents. He was always a rock for his children.
Jerry loved fishing and taught all of his children how to fish at a young age, which is a special memory shared by all of them. He loved going on Canadian fishing trips with his sons and high school friends. He also enjoyed camping and trips up north with his family and friends, cooking, playing cards and watching football. His greatest joy was his grandchildren.
He is survived by his three children; son, Kevin Troldahl  of Moorhead, MN, daughter, Alison (Leigh Erickson) Troldahl  of Mankato and son, Andrew Troldahl of North Mankato; four granddaughters McKayla (Blake) Leonard, Sierra Boswell, Milayna Boswell and Adyson Troldahl; and three great-grandchildren Braxten, Huntley and Colten.  
He was preceded in death by his mother and father and his brothers Tom Troldahl, Bruce Troldahl and the infant Baby Troldahl.
Memorial services will be held at 5pm Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel.  Visitation will be held from 3:30-5pm Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Woodland Hills.

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Barry Brigger
   Posted Wed November 27, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with Alison and the entire Troldahl family on the passing of your Father. I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting Jerry a few times over the years. He was funny and always had some great stories to tell. He will be missed by all who had the opportunity to get to know him.

Bonnie Kesselring
   Posted Wed November 27, 2019
I was so sad to hear about Jerry's passing. He was one of the nicest, most sincere people I had ever met. When he laughed it was a genuine belly laugh! I can still hear it...
Bye for now, Jerry.

Sue Klaseus
   Posted Wed November 27, 2019
I was a high school classmate of Jerry's.......definitely moved on too soon, Jerry. We'll miss you. We haven't been in touch over the years, but did visit with you briefly with one of our mutual buddies, Jim Frost, on one of my Mankato trips. Sorry I cannot make it down for the service this Saturday, but sending healing prayers and love to all of Jerry's family and friends. RIP, Jerry.

Patti Roy
   Posted Wed November 27, 2019
Sending condolences to you Alison and the rest of you family, so very sorry for your loss.

Wendy Schultz
   Posted Thu November 28, 2019
Troldahl family,sorry to hear loss of your great friend and father.Jerry always welcomed you at SS with your beer befor you sat down...good memory.Will always be remembered with a nice smile. Thoughts and Prayers...Wendy Schultz

RONALD R MATTINGLY
   Posted Fri November 29, 2019
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Troldahl family.
Jerry was a deer hunting buddy of mine for over 30 years. I also sold him my alumacraft boat with the 9.9 evinrude many years ago, so that he could fish with his children.
I'll miss his humor, friendship, card playing, and especially his red and black checkered
wool hunting pants ! See you later Jerry.

Shannon McFarling
   Posted Tue December 03, 2019
Ohh Jerry!
You’ll be missed more than I can say! I’ll miss your hugs and kisses my dear friend! Love you to pieces!!
Shannon 😘


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