Rita A. Trisko, age 79 of Sauk Centre, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at her home in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, July 5 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Rev. Greg Paffel officiated. Interment was in the parish cemetery.
Rita Agnes Wolbeck was born June 23, 1940 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota to John and Leona (Hiltner) Wolbeck. She worked as a bookkeeper at the Sauk Centre Creamery until she married Clarence Trisko. On September 2, 1963, they were united in marriage at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. She was a homemaker; raising their three children. Rita enjoyed sewing, reading, being on her iPad, and most of all, singing and playing piano with New Life Singers for over 30 years.
Rita was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church where she was a lector and Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister, served as president and vice president of the Christian Mothers, and served as fraternal secretary of Catholic United Financial. She also volunteered her time with St. Paul’s Befrienders for 5 years, was on the St. Cloud DCCW committee and president of Sauk Centre DCCW Deanery for 20 years.
Rita is survived by her husband, Clarence Trisko of Sauk Centre; children, Kenneth (Brenda) Trisko of Stewartville, Kathryn (Lonny) Schultz of Marshall, and Kevin (Kristi) Trisko of Rochester; grandchildren, Trisha, Derek, Brock Schultz, Kelly (Peter) Engelmeyer, Paul, Jared, and Paige Trisko; great-grandson, Isaac Engelmeyer; siblings, LeRoy Wolbeck, Irene Uhlenkamp, Irma (Dave) Bromenshenkel, Irvin (Donna) Wolbeck all of Sauk Centre, Arlis (Dave) Pesta of Long Prairie, Marilyn Bromenshenkel of Sauk Centre, Doris (Dallas) Hamilton of Sauk Centre, and Joyce (Mike) Primus of Melrose; brother-in-law, Leo McKigney of Villard; and sister-in-law, Jeanine Wolbeck of Sauk Centre.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Arlene McKigney; brother, Donald Wolbeck; sister-in-law, Irene Wolbeck; and brothers-in-law, Vern Uhlenkamp and Dan Bromenshenkel.
Serving as casket bearers were Derek Schultz, Brock Schultz, Kelly Engelmeyer, Paul Trisko, Jared Trisko, and Paige Trisko. Cross bearer was Shari Saltmarch and scripture bearer was Trisha Schultz. Gift bearers were Paige Trisko, Derek Schultz, and Paul Trisko. Reader was Laura Bromenshenkel and Kevin Trisko gave the eulogy.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.