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Ervin Sanford Trytten, age 92, of Kiester, MN died Friday, September 15, 2017 at Parkview Care Center in Wells, MN.
A Memorial Service will be held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Kiester on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Katie Pals officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery in Kiester, MN, with Military Honors accorded by the Kiester American Legion Post #454. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting the family. To leave an online condolence, please visit
Ervin Sanford was born December 1, 1924 in Kiester, MN. The son of Edwin and Selma (Peterson) Trytten. Ervin Attended The pit school through 8th grade, and then graduated from Kiester High School in 1942. He attended Zion Lutheran- Immanuel Lutheran now Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Kiester. After graduation, he honorably served our country in the United States Army from 1943 – 1945, and was involved in the Battle of The Buldge, and liberating Dachau in Germany. Ervin was united in marriage to Delores Jolane Charlson in 1947, to this union 4 children were born, Kevin, Bradley, Douglas, Wesley. Kevin died in 1952 at 2 years old of Polio and Bradley died in 1952 at 3 days old. The couple later divorced. Ervin married Doris (Dusbabek) Weber in 1968, in Albert Lea, MN. Ervin worked at Standard Oil as an agent from 1947-1965. He was an assistant manager at the Skyline Supper Club in Albert Lea, and managed the Kiester Legion from 1969-1974. He owned and operated Erv's Bar in Chisholm, MN. He had worked at Wilson Foods and was a truck driver for Ecklund Trucking. He worked at Jim Lee Funeral Home, and lastly as a preschool bus driver for USC. Ervin was active in the Kiester American Legion Post # 454 for 70+ years, and was a bugler 50+ years. Ervin's interests were many but his favorites were hunting and scouting deer with Maynard Soma. In his younger years, he enjoyed bowling and softball. His beloved pets included his Cocker Spaniel-Mack, Golden Lab-Missy, Black Lab-Joe, and his cats, Becky and Toby.
Ervin is survived by two sons: Doug (wife Dena) Trytten, and Wes Trytten, both of Kiester; daughter-in-law: Kathy Trytten of Des Moines, IA; 6 grandchildren: Andrew (Michelle) Biddle and their son: Keenan; Jonathan (wife Stacy) Biddle of Waseca and their sons: Caleb and Liam; Jacob Trytten Kiester, MN; Tia (husband Mike) Sullivan and their daughter, Remmy of Waukee, IA; Jill (Bill) Denniston of Ottumwa, IA and their sons Ryne and Reese; Ryan Trytten of Des Moines, IA.
Ervin is preceded in death by his parents, and wife Doris, and his siblings: Gilman Trytten, Elvina "Bonnie" Linder, Amy Underwood, and Art Trytten.