Obit: Trnka, Arleen Bernice #2 (1913 - 2009)
Trnka, Erickson, Berkey, Kihl, Degenhardt, Naduvathaniyil
Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Sunday, 13
Arleen Bernice (22 Feb. 1913 - 11 Dec. 2009)
Trnka, 96, of Colby and formerly of Loyal, died Friday, Dec. 11,
2009, at Saint Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Loyal. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service
Funeral Home, of Loyal, is assisting the family with
Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Monday, 14
Arleen B. Trnka, 96, of Colby and formerly of Loyal, died on
Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at Saint Joseph's Hospital, in
services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009, at St.
Anthony's Catholic Church in Loyal. Fr. Jerome Naduvathaniyil will
officiate and burial will follow in St. Anthony's Catholic
Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Trnka, Mike Trnka, Chet Berkey,
Ben Berkey, Chris Berkey and Harvey Degenhardt.
will be held at the church from 10 a.m. Wednesday until time of
Bernice Erickson was born February 22, 1913, in Racine, the oldest
of three children born to Wilhelm and Augusta (Kihl) Erickson. She
was raised and received her education in Racine, graduating from
Park High School in 1932. Arleen then attended Milwaukee State
Teachers College, currently the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,
where she graduated in 1936 with a major in music.
job was at Dorchester High School, where she taught music until
becoming the supervisor of vocal music in West Milwaukee Schools
from 1939-1940. In 1940, Arleen moved to Loyal, where she taught
both music and English at Loyal High School.
united in marriage to Dr. Edward M. Trnka on June 20, 1940, at St.
Anthony's Catholic Church, in Loyal. She was the organist at the
church for many years, and also gave private piano and organ
lessons. Arleen resided in Loyal until moving to Angelus Retirement
Community, now Colby Retirement Community, in November
She was an
independent person, who was outspoken and feisty. She was also very
intelligent; you never challenged her unless you were very sure of
Arleen was a
member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and thoroughly enjoyed her
visits with her friends who frequently came to see her.
survived by two daughters: Kathryn (Chester) Berkey of Eau Claire,
Ruth Trnka of Mosinee; one son: John (Patty) Trnka of Rochester,
Minn.; and four grandchildren: Christopher Berkey, Dr. Benjamin
Berkey, Jennifer Trnka and Michael Trnka.
preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edward "Doc," on
August 1, 1990; one son, Dr. Kenneth Trnka; and two brothers:
Russell and Irving Erickson.
condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com.
Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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