Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Anne Troska will be held on Tuesday (6/2) at 10am at St. Theodore's Catholic Church. Fr. Kurt Farrell will officiate. Burial will be in Alden Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday (6/1) from 5-7pm at Bayview Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at church on Tuesday. Please wear masks if you are attending the visitation and service. If you do not feel comfortable coming to the service or the visitation the family understands; please feel free to send memorials to Bayview Freeborn Funeral Home where they will be forwarded onto the family.
Anne Marie Troska, age 81 of Alden, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Austin.
Anne was born on June 21, 1938 to Clive and Eloise (Reeder) Jenson in Albert Lea, MN. She graduated from Alden High School and then went on to attend Mankato State University for a brief time. She married the love of her life Raymond Troska. Together, they instilled in their five children a love and respect for nature and animals. Once her children were grown, she went to work at Naeve Hospital. Following that she worked for 23 years at Semcac in Mower County as an outreach worker providing financial assistance, food and shelter for those in need.
Anne had a deep love of gardening. She wrote a weekly article for the Alden Advance called Through the Garden Gate. She also enjoyed traveling through the mountains and camping with her husband. She had deep gratitude for Myre-Big Island State Park. Her kindness and compassion outweighed everything.
She is survived by her children Ellen Anderson of Brooklyn Park, MN, Michael (Joni) Troska of Ft. Collins, CO, Joel Troska of Alden, Thomas ( friend Amy Martin) Troska of Emmons, and Sara (David) Reindal of Alden; grandchildren, Kelly (Brad) Peissig of Menomonie, WI, Jennifer Immel of Albert Lea, Matthew (Brooke) Troska of Alden, Daniel Troska of Albert Lea, Lindsay Troska of Alden, Nicholas Reindal of La Crosse,WI, Kari (Steve) Charboneau of Albert Lea, Samuel Reindal of Blaine, David Troska of Albert Lea, and Christine Reindal of Plymouth; thirteen great-grandchildren; special cousin David Skolada; sisters-in-law Katie Woitas, Lois Troska and Sue Troska; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Anne was preceded in death by her husband Raymond; her parents; and infant sister Sue Ellen; son-in-law Keith Anderson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred as Anne had many favorite charities.
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