Trudy Lou Fickle, age 69, of Cambridge died February 17, 2023 at home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 25th at Living Water Fellowship, 915 W. 8th Street, Rush City. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
This is how her story began:
Trudy Lou (Larson) Fickle was born January 24th, 1954, Princeton MN, to Curtis and Letty (Siegfried) Larson. She was raised and attended school in Cambridge, graduating from Cambridge High School in 1972. On September, 18th 1972 she was married to Theodore (Ted) Fickle and they made Princeton/Cambridge. Besides taking care of Todd and Tami, she held Tupperware, Mary Kay, Creative Circle parties, and over the years. She also worked at John’s Place which she loved, managed Sunshine Court Apartments, and her last, but her favorite job, was working at the Cambridge Medical Center in the HUC, as Health Unit Coordinator.
Trudy’s passion was teaching and singing songs about Jesus to the little children in Sunday school and VBS. She was also Awana leader. She always had a special way of teaching kids how to memorize the Bible verses, and made it fun for them while teaching them all about Jesus. Trudy had the special knack of making something out of nothing, and it turned out beautifully. Craft projects, was where her creativity would shine. She really enjoyed sewing. She could make a pattern out of paper bags, and the next morning, you would have close to wear. She enjoyed spending quality time with her granddaughter sewing quilts and making fabric bags. Honestly, she loved family time whether it was fishing, going to the beach for a swim, camping, and playing games with lots of laughter and fun. The most powerful weapon she had were her prayers for her family and friends.
Trudy went home to be with her Lord and Savior, February 17th, 2023, after a very long battle with cancer at the age of 69. She was preceded in death by her infant son, Toby Fickle; brother, Jerome Larson; an infant sister; her parents Curtis and Letty Larson; son in law Scott Swart.
She is survived by former husband, Theodore (Ted) Fickle; daughter, Tami (Fickle) Swartz; son Todd (Tammy) Fickle; sister, Barbara (Dave) Thornberg; sister, Carol (Jeff) Kelley; and brother Albert(Colleen)Larson.
Six grandchildren: Timothy (Elizabeth) Swartz; Thomas (Lindsey) Swartz; Tinysha Swartz; Morgan Fickle; Brody Fickle; and Jordyn Fickle.
One great grandchild: Owen Swartz
Many nieces and nephews, brother and sister in laws, great nieces and nephews, and lots of friends.
Marc and Margaret Carlson says
Dear Tami and family, we’re so very sorry for your loss of precious Trudy. She fought long and hard against her illness, and is now home with Jesus and free from pain. She left a beautiful legacy of Christ’s love, which you have wonderfully outlined here. Hugs and prayers for you and your family at this difficult time.
LeRoy & Jeri VandenOever says
It has been a longtime since we had seen Trudy. We were all young married couples & spent a lot of time together. I will always remember Trudy as being very cute & sweet & a beautiful Christian. We will be praying for all of her family in the days ahead.
Mindy (Boquist) McCullin says
I’m so sorry to hear about Trudy. She was an amazingly kind and loving woman, and though I had not seen her since I was a kid, Facebook made it possible for us to keep in touch. I know she holds a special note lace in my Mom’s heart, I’m so glad she is pain free and with our Lord now. Prayers of comfort for the family and all those who loved her.
Sherree Lane says
My deep sympathy to you, Trudy’s family. Trudy was my good friend from high school, a true Christian friend. We shared fun around our table for four! We reconnected when our mutual friend was ill and when Trudy was diagnosed with cancer. Trudy finished with faith and is in our Lord’s presence. Blessings to you!