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Rose B. Trca

August 3, 1931 — January 3, 2015

Rose B. Trca

GARNER – Rose B. Trca, 83, of Story City and formerly of Garner died Saturday, January 03, 2015 at Bethany Manor in Story City.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Thursday, January 8th, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Duncan with Fr. Dennis Miller and Fr. Jerry Kopacek officiating. Lector will be Tom Kopacek. Music will be provided by organist, Mary Kopacek who will accompany cantor, Louise Zrostlik. Ushers will be Marvin and Mark Ricke. Casket bearers will be Bruce Trca Black, Ryan Ristau, Rick Ristau, Brad Baldwin, Christopher Nolte and Adam Butterfield. Burial will be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Duncan.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 P.M. on Wednesday at the Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 E. 4th St., in Garner with a Catholic Workman rosary at 4 PM and a Scriptural Wake Service at 7 PM. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church.

Memorials may be directed to Bethany Life Foundation in Story City or to the donor’s charity of choice.

Rose Beverly Trca, the daughter of Roy and Cora (Gates) Schaefer was born on August 3, 1931 on the family farm in Liberty Township, Hancock County. She attended Liberty No. 9 country school and Klemme Public School, graduating in 1948. On April 24, 1950 she was united in marriage to Dennis Trca at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Duncan. Together, they raised four children. They lived on the family farm until 1972 when they moved into Garner. Through the years Rose was employed by Zrostlik Tire Shop, Trca’s A&W in Britt, Hancock County Care Facility and Garner-Hayfield Community Schools. She was a dedicated volunteer in her community and church. On her own and with friends she joyfully created countless quilt-blankets and baby layettes for those in need, knitted baby afghans for family and friends, and collected household goods and clothing for the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations in South Dakota. Rose cherished her Catholic faith and devotion to the Blessed Mother. She enjoyed genealogy, old photos, socializing, visiting those in nursing and group homes, and delighted in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Catholic Workman FCSLA Branch 51 and Catholic Daughters of America.

Rose is survived by her four children, Steve Trca of Garner, Sara Ristau of Klemme, Stan Trca of Garner and Sandra (Bruce) Trca-Black of Story City; six grandchildren, Sheila (Brad) Baldwin, Amy (Adam) Butterfield, Kris (Christopher) Nolte, Ryan Ristau, Rick Ristau (fiancée, Darcy Kohlmeyer) and Cade Black; five great-grandchildren, Mike Butterfield, Sasha Baldwin, Kira Baldwin, Hunter Nolte and Paisley Nolte; two sisters, Iris Rayhons of Clear Lake and Daisy (Jesse) Schwichtenberg of Garner; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Denny, January 9, 1994; sister, Violet Weaver; brothers, Merle, Eugene, Calvin “Joe” and Donald Schaefer; grandson, Reed Ristau; and Rudy Dog.
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Cataldo Funeral Home - Garner Chapel

160 East 4th Street, Garner, IA 50438

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

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St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church

2343 Navy Ave , Britt, IA 50423

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