BOSSIER CITY – A Mass of Christian Burial for Ervin Bernard Trudnak will be at 2 p.m. Monday, October 10, 2016 at St. Jude Catholic Church, Benton, LA. Officiating will be Father Pike Thomas. Interment will follow at Rose-Neath Cemetery.
Ervin was born May 3, 1921 in Chase, PA to Michael and Veronica Trudnak and died October 5, 2016 in Bossier City. He was a WWII veteran and served his country in the United States Army. Orignally a Staff Sergeant at Shenango Depo in northern PA, Ervin was promoted to Sergeant Major and was responsible for training, processing and deployment of nearly 1,000,000 G.I.’s prior to D-Day. A longtime resident of Monroe, LA, he had lived in Bossier City for 17 years. Ervin was a retired cost accountant. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Civitan Club in West Monroe.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mardell Thompson Trudnak; son, Gerald Stephen Trudnak and a brother, Michael Trudnak.
Ervin is survived by his son, Robert Michael Trudnak and wife, Sylvia; daughters, Patricia Trudnak Keith and husband, Ronnie, Pamela Theresa Trudnak Evans and husband, Lannie; daughter-in-law, Joanna Trudnak; sister, Marie Trudnak Stroney and brothers, Joseph Trudnak and John Trudnak. Ervin also leaves behind grandchildren, Kimberly Trudnak Russell and husband, Frank, Matthew Keith and wife, Morgan, Brian Trudnak and wife, Sherry, Ryan Trudnak and wife, Tabitha, Veronika Evans Jackson and husband, Nick, Michael Evans and wife, Lyndsay, Samantha Evans, Jarrod Moore, Katie Sweeten and Daniel Ethridge and great-grandchildren, Madison, Isabelle, Ava, Abigail and Will Trudnak, Ryder Dean Keith, Hope, Brianne and Lucas Russell and Cannon Ethridge.
Honoring Ervin as pallbearers will be, Ryan Trudnak, Brian Trudnak, Frank Russell, Michael Evans, Nick Jackson and Lucas Russell. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Randy Harper and Jerry Juneau.
Granddaddy was respected and loved by everyone he met.