Age 85, of Shoreview, MN Passed away October 17, 2016 following a long battle with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. John was born December 29, 1930 to Loena and John Trammell in Highmore, SD. John married Lavonne Den Beste on August 23, 1959. He is preceded in death by his loving parents, wife, and daughter Laurel Ann Trammell, sisters Delores (Ray) Crane, Imogene (Pat) Ryan, and Beverly (Craig) Nelson. Survived by his siblings, Joe (Janice) Trammell, Jerene (Dale) Stevens and Genora Trammell, his children, Lisa (Boyd) Murray, Amy (Shaun) Crowell and John (Susan) Trammell, and his grandchildren, Jill Pettit, Anna Murray, Grace Murray, Leah Murray, Claire Murray, Joseph Osborne, Julia Osborne, Caroline Osborne, and Adeline Trammell, and numerous nieces and nephews. John served as a private first class in the Army and graduated from SDSU with an electrical engineering degree. He went on to work at Univac and Control Data. Upon retirement, John gave back to the community through his many volunteer activities with Kiwanis Club of North Suburban Golden K (President 2006-2007), Bridging, Keystone Community Services Roseville food shelves, Roseville Investment Forum, Solar Oven Society, and numerous public schools; receiving the 2008 North Suburban Gavel Association Out-standing Leadership Award and the 2012 Hugo Blomgren Kiwanis Member of the Year award. Visitation is (TOMORROW) Thursday, October 20, 5:30-7:00 PM at Roseville Memorial Chapel, 2245 Hamline Ave. N., St Paul, MN. Celebration of life is Friday, October 21, 10:00 AM at Presbyterian Church of the Way, 3382 Lexington Ave. N, Shoreview, MN. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
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