Magdalene R. Trousil, 97

Magdalene Rose Trousil was born on May 8, 1918 in Lake Mary Township. She was one of six children born to Frank and Mary (Bosek) Dvorsak. Magdalene attended School District #14 through the eighth grade and then worked on neighboring farms. Magdalene went to Chicago and worked at a textile factory for about a year. She returned to Alexandria and married her neighborhood sweetheart, John Trousil. They were united in marriage on June 29, 1943 and had three daughters: Marie, Margaret and Mary Lou.

Magdalene raised her daughters and worked alongside her husband on the farm. She raised chickens, gardened, canned vegetables and was an excellent cook and baker. She was known for her family favorites like rohlicky and cinnamon rolls. Magdalene lovingly made quilts for all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed a good game of cards. Magdalene participated in birthday celebrations and visits with her were fun and full of grandma’s love. Magdalene was loving, caring and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Magdalene never let her age determine her ability to be active in any activity. She traveled with John to states like Texas, Alaska, Florida and Michigan. She was a lifetime member at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church. She belonged to a mission circle and helped with the Fall Bazaar. Magdalene spent six years living at Bethel Manor. She was an active participant in birthday parties, cards, bingo and led Rosary.

Magdalene R. Trousil died on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 in Alexandria at the age of 97 years old.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Trousil; daughter, Marie; granddaughter, Ashley Klimek; sister, Eleanora Chermak; brothers, Raymond and Robert Dvorsak; and infant sibling, Evelyn.

She is survived by her daughters, Margaret (David) Jones of Alexandria and Mary Lou (Glen) Klimek of Alexandria; 12 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and a brother,Donald Dvorsak of Alexandria.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, Oct. 3, at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church in Lake Reno Township with Father James Statz offi ciating. Ann Zavadil provided music for the mass. Interment was in the church cemetery. Casket bearers were Erik Jones, Thomas Jones, Brian Jones, Melissa Maurer-Jones, Angela Hennen, John Klimek, Rose Athey, Jason Klimek, Michelle Klimek, Christopher Klimek, Frank Klimek and Austin Klimek. Honorary casket bearers were all of Magdalene’s great-grandchildren and spouses of Magdalene’s grandchildren.