Francis G. Trenda 1927–2021 Owatonna—Francis G. Trenda, 93 lifelong resident of Owatonna died Jan. 3, 2021 due to complication of Covid-19. Mass of Christian Burial is set for Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna. Friends may greet the family from 10:00 am until the time of services at the church. The Knights of Columbus will say the rosary at 9:45 am at the church prior to the visitation. Francis George was born April 25, 1927 in Aurora Township, rural Steele County, Minnesota the son of Vincent F. and Bessie (Machacek) Trenda. Francis attended country school in District 25 in Aurora Township. He quit school to go work on the family farm for his parents. Francis later worked for several construction crew in the area over several years, then went to work at GTA Grain Elevator of Owatonna for over 20 years until he retired in 1992. He was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Church, an Usher at 7:30 mass for over 45 plus years. Life member of the Owatonna Knights of Columbus and the Owatonna Eagles. Francis hobbies include bowling and watching Twins Baseball. He is survived siblings Don (Mary) Trenda and Donna (Jim) Peterson as well as many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his siblings Martha (Lyle) Finch; Ray (Gert) Trenda; Stan (Eleanor) Trenda; Nephew Dennis Trenda and niece Suzanne (Trenda) Northop. Memorial may be directed to Sacred Heart Catholic Chruch. The family requests all who attend follow CDC guidelines, masks are required, and social distancing will be followed. For those who are unable to attend can view the service live on Sacred Heart Youtube link at www.sacredheartowatonna/youtube For more information or to leave a condolence message go to www.megercares.com
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