Albina Rose Nerud Trenda was born March 15, 1921, on the family farm at Lonsdale, Minnesota, to John and Albina (Maxa) Nerud. She was baptized, confirmed and attended school at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lonsdale. After her education she stayed at home and helped on the farm. In 1936, Albina met a young man from North Dakota named Clarence Trenda who was visiting his cousin. Clarence decided to stay in Lonsdale and they married on November 22, 1938, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. After marriage they farmed near Webster (‘38-46) near Faribault (‘46-50) near Northfield (‘50-56). In 1956, they bought their farm in Greenvale Township where they remained until moving to Northfield in 2002. Albina also spent several years working at Ochs Department Store in Faribault.
Albina was a member of the Church of St. Dominic, Knights of Columbus Auxiliary and was a longtime 4H leader. She enjoyed gardening and attended Farmer’ Market, sewing, embroidery, baking, making candy and was longtime exhibitor at the County Fair. She was a hard worker with a calm and happy disposition and will be greatly missed.
Survivors include 4 children and their spouses: Charlotte and Irvin Becker of Faribault, Ramona and Joseph Reichert of Faribault, Sandra and Terry Johnson of Shell Lake, Wisconsin, Clarence Jr. and Candice of Hastings; 12 grand, 18 great-grand, and 8 great-great-children; 3 step-great-grand and one step-great-great-grandchild; 2 sisters: Julie Tupy of Faribault, Violet (Stanley) Chromy of New Prague; her sister-in-law, Ceil Nerud of Lonsdale; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, Clarence, on January 27, 2013; her daughter, Joan in August 2012; her grandson, Gary Reichert; her parents; her sisters: Sister Maxima, SSND and Marcy Novak; and her brother John Nerud.
Albina passed away with her children by her side on Friday afternoon, March 8, 2013, at the Three Links Care Center in Northfield at the age of 91.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10AM Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the Church of St. Dominic in Northfield with Fr. Dennis Dempsey officiating. Music will be provided by Lorilee Malecha. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Northfield. Casket bearers will be David Chromy, Donald Reichert, Robert Reichert, Thomas Reichert, Adam Trenda and Nate Trenda. Visitation will be 4-7PM Monday, March 11, 2013, at the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home in Northfield. Visitation will continue at the church on Tuesday one hour prior to the funeral.
Memorials are preferred to the Three Links Bus Fund or the Church of St. Dominic.
Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com