Elena ‘Lana’ Trumblay

Elena ‘Lana’ Trumblay, age 78, of Merrill, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital with her family by her side.

Lana was born on April 5, 1946, in Germany, the daughter of the late Bruno and Elena (Sukauskaite) Raceivicus. She married the late Roger Trumblay on January 21, 1970, in Illinois.

Lana and her identical twin sister, Dana (Donna), moved to the United States when they were four years old, where she attended Catholic schools. She worked at her father’s toy store in Chicago while attending the Capri School of Beauty Culture, where she received her degree in Cosmetology.

In 1983, Lana, Roger, and their two children relocated to the Merrill area. In 1990, Lana and Roger began working with the local farmers market, selling their homegrown vegetables and flowers. Roger also ran his business, ‘Roger’s Flowers,’ from their home on Hillside Drive in Merrill. Additionally, they sold night crawlers. Lana was a devoted Jehovah’s Witness and cherished the fellowship at her Hall. She also enjoyed watching Jeopardy, black-and-white movies, playing board games with her grandchildren, and dining out with her family.

Lana is survived by her two sons, Sean Trumblay of Wausau and Dan Trumblay of Merrill; three grandchildren, Nicole (Jordan) Trumblay, Ryan (Brielle) Trumblay, and Brennon Trumblay; her beloved nieces and nephews; and her brother-in-law, Ray Dobson of Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Roger, and her identical twin sister Dana.

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