FLORENCE VERONICA TRYBA left this world peacefully in her sleep on Thursday January 12, 2023. The world lost a gentle and hardworking soul when she passed. She was 93- being born in the Town of Norrie on April 13, 1929 to Valentine & Veronica Wilk. She had 12 brothers & sisters, of which there is only 1 remaining. She was united in marriage to Edward Frank Tryba on November 23, 1949 at St. Florian’s Church in Hatley, Wisconsin. Ed and her celebrated their 69th Anniversary before he passed in 2018. Together they had 3 children.
Before buying and helping Ed at the current farm in the Town of Reid in 1968 Florence worked as a waitress at the Old Log Cabin Restaurant as well as the old Ed’s Café in Schofield.
Although she could be somewhat stubborn (at times!), she was definitely unselfish. She would go out of her way to help those in need. She faithfully took care of her “Special” daughter, Diane for almost 60 years. Her interests and talents revolved around gardening, cooking, and embroidering. In fact, she still had a garden in 2022 and could be found taking pleasure in weeding it, canning the vegetables, and giving the rest away. Her chicken noodle soup, chocolate chip cookies & delicious pies will be missed by all.
She is survived by her children, Darlene A. Jacobson, Pickerel, Diane F. Tryba, Hatley and Darrell (Kim) Tryba, Hatley; five grandsons, Neil E. (Heather)Jacobson, Hatley, Robert L. (Darlene) Jacobson, Birnamwood, Matthew J. Jacobson, Wausau, Mark A. (Amanda) Jacobson, Wausau and Zachariah D. Tryba, Wausau; three great grandsons, Nathan T. Jacobson, Carson Vande Walle and Cameron R. Jacobson; one sister, Adeline Tryba, Schofield; and many nieces & nephews.
She is preceded in death by her only granddaughter, Marie Renee Kees; son-in-law, Orville Jacobson; great granddaughter, Kendall Jacobson; parents; and 11 brothers and sisters and their spouses.
The family would like to say a special “Thank you” to all the people who made her last days dignified, especially Sister Mary Ellen for all her visits. With all their help Florence had the end-of-life respect that she so deserved. You are all truly angels.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at St. Ladislaus Catholic Church, Bevent. The Rev. Thomas Nirappel will preside. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2:30 p.m. until the time of services all at the church. Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Wausau is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com