CLARENCE A. TRINKA
Clarence A. Trinka, age 78 of Webster died on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Celebration of Clarence's life will be at Webster Township Park on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. A time of remembrance will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the park with military rites provided by American Legion Post #84 and V. F. W. Post # 4393 both of Northfield.
Arrangements are being completed by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.
Clarence A., the son of Frank and Rose (Novotny) Trinka was born on December 17, 1935 in Lanesburg Township, Le Sueur County, MN.
Clarence graduated from Montgomery High School and attended Indiana University. He was in the United States Air Force Intelligence and served in Berlin. Clarence married Sharon Ann Snesrud on September 30, 1961 in Webster. He was employed by the U.S. Post Office for 37 years and prior to his retirement served as postmaster in Webster.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon of Webster; daughter, Jennifer (and Bob) Broske of Lonsdale; siblings, Lorraine (and Virgil) Cornelius of Owatonna, Francis Trinka of Waconia and Alvin (and Barbara) Trinka of Waukegan, IL; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Irene Keske, Woodrow "Woody" Trinka, Anthony Trinka and Helen Pasek.
Name: Mark Benson
Date: Saturday March 08, 2014
Sharon and Jennifer, I can only imagine the loss you are going through. With Clarences passing, I am reminded of all of the good memories I have of him. I was fortunate to be able to get a glimpse into Clarences life when we worked together at Willingers, and those memories still make me laugh to this day. He was a kind hearted man who invited "a dumb city kid" to your home to share how proud he was of his pond, his CRP field that didn't have any trees growing in it, the tennis court, the garden, pheasant hunting, fishing on Circle Lake, and most importantly his wife and daughter. I will always cherish the memory of sitting at your kitchen counter for happy hour, listening to his stories, and his laugh. It was a blessing that I was able to be a small part of your lives, and will remember the time spent together. Mark & Sherry Benson
Date: Friday March 07, 2014
Sharon, Jennifer & family. Thoughts and prayers go out to you at this very difficult time. Don't know if life is ever quite the same after the loss of a parent. You always remember the good times, and unfortunately the bad times :-) but you never forget...Clarence met Woody at the Pearly Gates. They're probably having a beer together & catching up on a few things! My guardian angel (Woody) has been watching over me since March 10, 2010. Jennifer, if ever you are unsure about anything, need help with a project...look up. My dad has been there so many times for me. I'm sure at times he would rather be here and just do what I am trying to do, but I somehow finish what I need to do and know he had a helping hand :-) . So very sorry I missed my chance to see Clarence in the last couple of yours. Hugs to you. You are in my prayers. Love, Renee (Trinka) Koch & Rick Lloyd