Stefan True


Stefan Donald True, age 77, of Nisswa and formerly Mankato, died on June 1, 2022, at Essentia Health – St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 22, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Brainerd. Family and friends are invited to gather for one hour prior to the service.

Stefan was born to Donald and Pauline (Knutson) in Mankato on July 12, 1944. He married the love of his life in 1968, Patricia Rauchman, and together they moved to Brainerd. This enabled them to raise their children in ‘God’s Country’. Stefan was a loving husband and father – his family always looked forward to hearing stories of his childhood and listening to his laugh. After 32 years, he retired from the United States Postal Service. Stefan was a long-time member at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. His time in retirement was spent volunteering for many different organizations, however, his biggest passion in life was spent outdoors, hunting, fishing, and gardening.

Stefan is survived by his wife of 54 years, Patricia; four children, Daniel (Dawn) True, Tamara True, John True and Sara (Eric) Larson; seven grandchildren, Hannah, Noah, and Kody True, David and Malcolm Innes and Emma True and Will Larson; siblings, Robert, Lloyd, and Lowell (Kim) True; and many other family members and friends. He is preceded in death by siblings, Marit Johnston, and Howard, Charles, and Donald ‘D.D.’ True.

Arrangements have been completed by Nelson-Doran Funeral Home, Brainerd.

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