Eleanor Trocke, age 85, of Arlington, passed away at the Arlington Good Samaritan Center on Wednesday, May 11.
Funeral service was held at Zion Lutheran Church in Arlington at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 17. Rev. James Carlson officiated.
Casket bearers were Mark Lueck, Doug Wolf, Grant Bening, James Trocke, Paul Trocke and Peter Trocke.
Visitation was held at Zion Lutheran Church from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, May 16. It continued one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday, May 17.
Interment was in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery.
Eleanor Magdalena (Michaelis) Trocke was born to John and Lydia (Eickschen) Michaelis in New Auburn Township on July 18, 1930. She was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church in New Auburn Township on Aug. 3, 1930, and later confirmed in her faith at Zion Lutheran Church on April 18, 1943.
Eleanor attended District 34 country school and was a graduate of the Arlington High School in 1948. Eleanor was united in marriage with Everil Trocke at Zion Lutheran Church on Aug. 7, 1949. This union was blessed with sons, Robert and Randall.
Eleanor was a longtime employee of the Geib-Janni Lumber Company and the proprietor of Color Mates Inc. in Arlington. She was a lifetime member of the Zion Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday School and Confirmation classes, was a member of the Zion Church Women and its Wednesday Circle, and was a willing volunteer whenever needed.
Eleanor was a member of the Arlington VFW Post 6031 Auxiliary, Sibley County Medical Center Board of Directors, Sibley Medical Center Women’s Auxiliary, and the Arlington Garden Club. She was also a member of the Arlington Commercial Club and was an avid supporter of the Arlington A’s baseball team. Eleanor was a strong community supporter and had been named the Arlington Senior Citizen Of The Year.
Eleanor enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, baking, cooking and watching sports. She cherished the time spent with family.
Eleanor is survived by her loving family: son, Randall (Nancy) Trocke of Brooklyn Park; grandchildren, Elisha (Stephen) Moseley of Minneapolis, Teresa (Charlie) Holm of New Ulm, Andrew Trocke of Brooklyn Park, Michael (Amy) Trocke of Plymouth, and Kelly (Matt) Schilz of Brooklyn Park; great grandchildren, Sullivan and Harris Moseley, Annaliese Trocke, and Jack Freeman; sister, Beatrice Tews of Arlington; sister-in-law, Norma Michaelis of Arlington; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Eleanor is preceded in death by her parents, John and Lydia Michaelis; husband, Everil Trocke; son, Robert Trocke; brothers, Marvin Michaelis and Duane Michaels; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Herman and Marie Trocke; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Arnold Tews, Celestine and Ernie Nieland, Maynard and Vivian Trocke, Marvin and Beverly Trocke, Virgil and Martha Trocke, Gerald and Annmarie Trocke; and nephew, Joel Tews.
Memorials are preferred to the Zion Lutheran Church.
Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home
in Waconia. www.johnson