Maxine Tronnes


October 11, 1948 - December 17, 2019


Maxine Tronnes, 71, of Mitchell died Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at her home under hospice care. 

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mitchell.  Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Friday at Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

Maxine Tronnes, was born on October 11, 1948 in St Paul, MN to Eli and Ardythe (Patterson) Chupurdia. She married David Tronnes on May 21, 1976, in Webster, SD. The couple traveled for Dave's work for many years until they settled in Mitchell with their four kids when Dave started working at Toshiba in 1990. Maxine and Dave bought their current house in 1999 when they started collecting a large variety of antiques.

Since moving to Mitchell, Maxine became very passionate for hockey in South Dakota. She worked for the South Dakota Amateur Hockey Association for many years; scheduling games and doing administrative work.

Maxine was kind, generous, and supportive. Family was everything to Max. She was always a sounding board to her kids and willing to listen, give advice, and support them.

She loved helping with grandkids and going to their activities. She had a great love for Christmas every year, and loved buying presents for everyone and decorating the house. She also enjoyed tending to her flower beds.

Maxine and Dave loved visiting their cabin in the Black Hills and collecting antiques.

She is survived by her husband, David Tronnes; children, Ben (Leslie) Tronnes, Colorado Springs, CO, Chris (Kira) Tronnes, Mitchell, SD, and Lisa (Eric) Nielson, Irene, SD; 12 grandchildren; brother, Jim (Maxine) Chupurdia, Lutsen, MN; sister, Vicki Chupurdia, Duluth, MN; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eli & Ardythe Chupurdia; parents-in-law, Emil & Hildur Tronnes; son, Sam Tronnes; and daughter-in-law, Tracy Tronnes.


Friday, December 20, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Saturday, December 21, 2019
10:30 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
1400 E 2nd Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Posted by Mike and Sandy Swensen on December 20, 2019
Thoughts are with your family now, as you share your stories and memories hope you find comfort and peace in the healing power of time.
Posted by Guy LeBlanc on December 20, 2019
Thoughts and prayers are with the wonderful Tromnes family. So sorry for your loss of Maxine.
Posted by Mike and Gail Denne on December 20, 2019
A lot of good memories from our Hockey years when our boys played together. Max always kept the hockey arena together as it grew. She will be missed. Hugs to the Tronnes family
Posted by Jackie Christiansen (Darron Semmlers mom) on December 18, 2019
I had a lot of fun with Max and Dave during Darrons hockey years. My deepest condolences to the family
Posted by Jeff Koops on December 18, 2019
Dave and family - my deepest sympathy to you. Max was an awesome person and i feel fortunate to have gotten to know her and work with her when she was on SDAHA board. She was a great promoter of hockey and was always willing to help you out.
May God comfort you in this time of need.
Posted by Midwest Hockey Television on December 18, 2019
This new deeply saddens all of us at MHTV. So sorry to hear of Maxine’s passing. She was certainly a pleasure to work with and was always very friendly and caring.
Posted by Rhonda Schenkel on December 18, 2019
Dave & family, so sorry for your loss! Max was a terrific lady! I have fond memories of working with her on the SDAHA Board! She will be greatly missed by all! Rest in peace Max!
Posted by Dawn Magee on December 18, 2019
Dave and family, there really are no words. Max was an amazing strong woman who gave 100% and then some! My heart goes out to you but I feel tremendously blessed to say I knew her and what a truly remarkable woman she was. My thoughts and prayers go to you all.
Posted by Vickie Muilenburg on December 18, 2019
Dave and family our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you. Max was a special lady. May she rest in peace and your memories of her comfort you. Sincere Sympathy to you all.
Posted by Jeannette & Arden Lemke on December 18, 2019
We are sorry for your loss. She will definitely missed by the hockey family for all the things she did.
Posted by Justin & Erin Christensen on December 18, 2019
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.
Posted by Ernie & Deb Hohn on December 17, 2019
Our sincere sympathies to the Tronnes family
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