Kim Trana

Kim Trana, 68, of Staples, passed away November 17, 2023. 

Services were held November 28 at the Motley Free Methodist Church.

Kim was born October 10, 1955, to Tom and Barbara (Modrow) Trana in Staples. He graduated from Staples High School in 1974. He worked as a manager for Staples High School sports programs after graduating. He then worked for his cousin, Mark Reger, making clocks. 

Kim remained at his childhood home helping and taking care of his parents until their deaths in 2012. He was a gentle man with a very big heart. He enjoyed woodworking, making birdhouses, feeders, toy boxes, kitchen sets and decoys. Most of all, Kim loved his family, especially the little ones who called him “Uncle Kimmy”. Kim’s favorite time was getting together with his loved ones. His face would light up when anyone would visit. 

Kim is survived by two sisters, Amber (Dale) Bartylla of Hewitt and Debra (Clyde) Mertens of Staples; two brothers, Thomas (Kathy) Trana of Gonvic and Dennis (Mona) Trana of Staples; 12 nieces and nephews; 17 great-nieces and nephews and eight great-great-nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one niece, Dezerae Trana. 

Arrangements were by the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel of Staples. 

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