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Lila May (Sheeley) Truhn

July 30, 1927 ~ September 16, 2022 (age 95)
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Lila May Truhn, 95, of Galien died peacefully Friday, September 16, 2022 in the comfort of her family’s presence.

Her life began July 30, 1927 in Niles, Michigan the fourteenth of fifteen children of Benjamin and Dora Sheeley. She married Walter Edward Albert Truhn January 4, 1947 in New Troy.     

Lila lived in Galien for more than seventy-five years.  She was the glue that held her family together.  She enjoyed bowling, painting, and shopping.  She enjoyed mowing her lawn and you could still find her mowing her lawn in her eighties.  She also enjoyed gardening and had been a farm girl all her life.  Lila cherished family gatherings and feeding anyone that came to her house.  She organized a neighborhood baseball team for the neighborhood kids.  She loved watching basketball and was a big fan of Larry Bird.  She was a fan of both country and gospel music.  She also loved animals. 

Lila will be greatly missed by family and friends.  She is survived by three daughters, Lila (Robert) Mensinger of New Troy, Linda Cowgill of New Carlisle, Indiana, Ann (Terryl) Blackmore of Georgetown, Kentucky; three sons, Larry Truhn of Galien, Rex (Barb) Truhn of Galien, Arnold (Kendra) Truhn of Galien; seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; one sister, Jean Rickerman of Bridgman; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her thirteen siblings. 

Family and friends will gather from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2022 in Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 106 Ash Street East, Three Oaks.    

Ms. Truhn will be laid to rest in Galien Township Cemetery.

The family prefers contributions in memory of Lila be made to Caring Circle Hospice, 4025 Health Park Lane, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085 or to Galien River Church, 201 North Cleveland Avenue, Galien Michigan 49113.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wagner Family Funerals Pobocik Chapel, Three Oaks. Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.


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September 21, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wagner Family Funerals Pobocik Chapel
106 Ash Street East
Three Oaks, MI 49128

Funeral Service
September 21, 2022

2:00 PM
Wagner Family Funerals Pobocik Chapel
106 Ash Street East
Three Oaks, MI 49128

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