Alphonse J. Trisko


Alphonse J. “Al” Trisko, age 88 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully surrounded by his family Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. Rev. Greg Paffel officiated with interment following in the parish cemetery.

Alphonse Joseph Trisko was born March 15, 1925, in Melrose to Carl and Anna (Kemper) Trisko. On June 18, 1946, he married Julianna “Julie” Weber at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. The couple resided in Sauk Centre and Al was employed as the yard foreman at Lampert Lumber Co. for 35 years, retiring in 1987. From 1988 to 2000 he was a valued part-time employee at Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services, where he assisted the Patton’s in many capacities.

Al enjoyed camping and fishing with family and friends. He will be remembered as a woodworker, a great handyman, as well as an honest, loving and caring husband, father and grandfather.

Al was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, where he was a volunteer funeral usher for many years, Catholic United Financial and a former member of Sauk Centre Seniors.

Survivors include his wife, Julie Trisko of Sauk Centre; two children, Larry (Terry) Trisko of Melrose and Roseann (Darrell) Lewis of Sauk Centre; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; brothers, Raymond (Irene) Trisko, Jerome Trisko, Clarence (Rita) Trisko and Richard (Carol) Trisko, all of Sauk Centre; and sister, Viola Kramer of Alexandria; sister-in-law, Dorothy Trisko of Sauk Centre; son-in-law, Donald Woeste of Melrose; daughters-in-law, Doris Trisko-Kuehne of Avon and Sally Colegrove of Fayetteville, Ark.

He was preceded in death by his parents; children, infant Mary Ann, Gene, Ron and Dennis Trisko and Diane Woeste; brother, Raphael Trisko; and brother-in-law, Frank Kramer.

Serving as casket bearers were his grandsons, Jamie Duchene, Nick and Brian Trisko, John, Joe and Paul Woeste.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.

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