Laura Mae Lureen, of Savage (formerly of Shakopee) passed away at the age of 44. A gathering of family and friends is at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation in Shakopee on Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 4:00 – 7:00 PM. The Celebration of Life Service is Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation, Shakopee. Pastor A. Paul Olson will preside.
It was a beautiful spring day in Shakopee on May 16, 1970 when Dick and Kathy (Radermacher) Rodenberg celebrated the birth of their beautiful baby girl, Laura Mae. She was the baby of the family, and her arrival made her sister Jenny’s wishes come true (Jenny had wanted a little sister since she already had two brothers). Laurie enjoyed growing up in Shakopee and especially liked tagging along after her brothers. She attended Shakopee High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society and played softball.
After high school, Laurie attended Mankato State University. Even though it was only an hour away, Laurie got homesick for her family. So she left school and moved back home to Shakopee. She soon met a man by the name of Dave Trulson, and they became very fond of each other. Laurie and Dave got married, and they were blessed with two beautiful girls Ashley and Abigail (aka “Fabio” according to Laurie). Laurie and Dave went their separate ways, but they both continued providing loving homes for their girls.
When her girls were young, Laurie loved being outside with them. They’d host BBQ’s, play on their trampoline and go garage sale-ing together. She coached their soccer team, and they’d tag along to her softball games. They took frequent road trips as Laurie loved to travel. Some of their favorite spots were Duluth and Myrtle Beach. She also enjoyed going to the movies and passed on her love for film to her girls.
Laurie always had a strong work ethic. Her first job was at Koehnen’s Standard Station. Later in life, Laurie worked as a buyer in the food industry. She spent more than 20 years working for Super Valu. She then got a job with Nash-Finch and was again using her talents as a buyer. She was the only woman in her department, and according to her…she was the best! Laurie was a hard-worker, and all of her colleagues loved her.
At her 25th High School Reunion, Laurie reconnected with an old classmate, Scott Lureen. Scott bummed a cigarette from a friend (even though he had stopped smoking) just so he could have a chance to talk to Laurie. They went out on their first date a week later, and they were together ever since. Their love grew quickly, and Scott knew that he wanted to marry Laurie. He asked her parents and two girls for their blessing. Of course they all said, “YES!” Scott proposed on Christmas Eve and they were married the following fall. Laurie and Scott exchanged wedding vows on October 3, 2014. Laurie was a wonderful wife and step-mom to Scott’s children.
Scott and Laurie loved spending time with each other no matter what they were doing. They’d go to the movies and watch their favorite TV shows together. They’d cook and bake together. And every Sunday night they’d do a crossword puzzle together. Laurie would fill in the ACROSS and Scott would do the DOWN. They were a wonderful team and so happy together.
Laurie was full of life. She loved fishing with her dad, reading books, cheering on the Vikings and Twins, dancing at the bar with her girls, and going to the state fair to explore the Bazaar. Laurie was smart, driven and hard-working. She was a caring woman who would drop anything to help someone she loved.
The afternoon of Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Laurie joined the angels in Heaven much too soon. She will be deeply missed and forever loved by her husband, Scott Lureen; daughters, Ashley and Abbey Trulson; step-children, Samantha and Gabe Lureen; parents, Dick and Kathy Rodenberg; mother and father in-law, Alice and Wally Lureen & Family; dear friends and former father in-law, John (Tamara) Trulson & family; siblings, Jenny (Tom) Tschimperle, Joe (Cindy) Rodenberg, Dave (Rita) Rodenberg; nieces and nephews, Bill, Kacie, Robb, Syntia, Kristin, John, Nick, Jessica and Anna; great-niece and nephews, Jacob, Averie and Warin; other loving relatives and friends. There to greet Laurie in Heaven is her former husband, Dave Trulson, his mother and sister, Jeri and Patti Trulson.
The Lureen and Trulson families are served with honor, care and compassion by Ballard-Sunder Funeral & CremationPrint Obituary & Condolences