The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

April 2, 2013

Roger E. Truelsen

Star Beacon

WALLINGFORD, Vt. — Roger E. Truelsen, age 87, died Sunday morning, March 31, 2013, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Willoughby, Ohio, on May 26, 1925, the son of Lauritz Krist and Margaret (Korsgaard) Truelsen, and grew up in Ashtabula, Ohio. Upon graduating from Ashtabula High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served through the end of World War II. He then attended the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, earning a B.S. in Chemistry in 1948.

He married Patricia Henderson, moved to New York State, and worked as a science editor for Interscience Publishers and John Wiley and Sons in New York City for over twenty years.

In 1969, he moved with his four children to Rutland, Vt., continuing his editing work as a freelance business. In 1976, he moved to Wallingford, where he lived for the rest of his life. He was a long-time enthusiast of music, especially classical, ragtime, and musical theater, and a supporter of regional theater.

Truelsen is survived by a daughter, Michal Truelsen of Lowell, Mass.; three sons, K. Kristian Truelsen of Toronto, Canada, Jeff Truelsen of Ithaca, N.Y. and Doug Truelsen of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; and two grandsons.

At his own request, there will be no service or calling hours.

Memorial donations may be made to either the College of Wooster, at The Gault Alumni Center, 1012 Beall Ave., Wooster, Ohio 44691, or Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, 703 Main St., Weston, Vt. 05161.

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