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Michael  Tryggestad

Michael Tryggestad

October 9, 2020

Michael S. Tryggestad, 64, of Eau Claire, passed away Friday, October 9, 2020, at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital with his sister at his side.

Michael was born October 29, 1955, at Dunn County Hospital in Menomonie, WI, the son of Gordon and Gertrude (Cummins) Tryggestad.  He grew up in Eleva and attended Chimney Rock School graduating in 1973.  Michael worked at the L.E. Phillips Career Development Center as a wood cutter and in other various capacities.

He loved to farm with his father as he grew up.  Michael was very fond of animals and they loved him.  He loved, puzzles, games, movies, bowling, fishing and musical events.

Michael is survived by his sister, Julie Tryggestad-Smith of Woodbury; two nieces, Tina (Christian Cortner) Tryggestad of Eau Claire, and Melissa (Brian) Bartels of Woodbury; grandnephew, Elijah Reed of Eau Claire; grandniece, Elizabeth Bartels of Woodbury; and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, and relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at Eleva Cemetery in Eleva, WI, with Pastor Tom Bryan officiating.  A brief time of visitation will be held 30 minutes prior to services at the cemetery. Facemasks will be required. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Bob’s House For Dogs online at bobshousefordogs.org.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center in Altoona is serving the family. 


1:30 - 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at Eleva Cemetery in Eleva, WI.


Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at Eleva Cemetery in Eleva, WI.

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In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Bob's House for Dogs


  • David and Betty Myren We wish you our sympathies with thoughts and prayers on the death of Michael. We remember all the good times we had as neighbors to your family and Bertha and her brothers. May God bless you.

    October 19 at 3:12pm

  • JEAN BUTTERFIELD God bless his heart. I enjoyed working with Mike at Brotoloc. I remember that he had a good sense of humor. He enjoyed his music and his cat. My prayers are for your family in this difficult time.

    October 17 at 10:15pm

  • Terry Bygd My deepest sympathy to you and all of Our family, Michael was an inspiration to all of us. God Bless All of Us.

    October 16 at 3:27pm

  • Randy Tryggestad Julie; my condolences to you for your loss. Mindi and I will be praying for you. May you find peace with all your memories with Michael. love ya cuz!lise

    October 14 at 9:01PM

  • Sherry Brown To Julie and family. I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

    October 12 at 7:25PM

  • Patricia ONeill Julie I am so very sorry about your brother. You were so good to him. You have my deepest sympathy.

    October 12 at 3:19PM

  • Julie Smith I miss you Michael. Your kind and generous heart and gentle nature are truly an inspiration and will never be forgotten. Your loving sister Julie

    October 12 at 2:32PM

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