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Trudy M. Harnell, 76

Nursing administrator

March 13th, 2018 4:03 PM

Trudy M. Harnell

Trudy Marie Harnell (nee Pacak), age 76, of Klinger Lake, Michigan, passed away March 10, 2018 at her home.

She was born Feb. 24, 1942 in Chicago, a daughter to the late Edward R. and Catherine Pacak.

Ms. Harnell was raised in Duluth, Minnesota, and married her high school sweetheart, Robert Harnell, on Oct. 1, 1960 in Omaha, Nebraska.

She received her BSN from Alverno College in Milwaukee and worked and retired from Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood after 30 years as nursing administrator.

She and Bob moved to Klinger Lake and built their dream home on the lake. They became active in the community, attending Holy Angels Catholic Church, volunteering at the Sturgis Hospital, and in the snack shop at Three Rivers Hospital.  

Ms. Harnell enjoyed golfing, playing bridge, and their pontoon boat. Her fondest memories were of teaching the grandchildren to swim and water ski

She is survived by her husband, Robert Harnell; her daughters, Michelle Harnell and Yvette Lenzi; her grandchildren, Anthony and Michael Lenzi and Mimi and Skylar Harnell. 

A memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 22 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 8404 Cass Ave., Darien.  

Hackman Family Funeral Homes of Sturgis, Michigan, handled arrangements.