Obituaries

In Memory Of

Roger L. Truckey
May 4, 1942 - January 31, 2018

Visitation:
Monday, February 5th, 2018 - 10:00AM to 11:30AM
St. Bernard - St. Hedwig's Catholic Church
111 N. Church Street
Thorp, WI  54771

Services:
Monday, February 5th, 2018 - 11:30AM
St. Bernard - St. Hedwig's Catholic Church
111 N. Church Street
Thorp, WI  54771

Knights of Columbus rosary will be recited at 10:15am on Monday at the church

Full Obituary

     ROGER L. TRUCKEY, age 75, of Thorp, passed away at Dove Healthcare West, in Eau Claire, on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 am on Monday, February 5, 2018 at St. Bernard - St. Hedwig's Catholic Church, in Thorp.  Bishop Jeff Haines and Fr. James Lobacz of Milwaukee, will officiate, and burial will follow in New St. Hedwig's Catholic Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Rick Truckey, Ricky Truckey, Dean Lis, Jason Moore, Joseph Kopacz, and Bernard Budzinski. Visitation will be held at the church, on Monday, from 10am until time of Mass, with a 10:15am Knights of Columbus rosary service.
     Roger Louis Truckey was born on May 4, 1942 in Thorp, WI, to Louis and Anna (Twarowski) Truckey.  He was raised and received his education in Thorp, graduating from Thorp High School in 1960.  He then attended Holy Cross Seminary in La Crosse, and later studied at Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, WI.  After completing his studies, Roger worked part-time for florists in Thorp and Milwaukee.  Roger then worked at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, in Milwaukee, as a Sacristan and custodian from 1986 to 2015.  His eye for detail and kindness were greatly appreciated by many anxious brides and petrified grooms.  As a Sacristan, he took great pride in the linens, vestments, candles and flowers that enhanced ceremonies under his care.  In the Cathedral parish he was known for his joyful spirit and generosity toward those in need. He received the Archbishop’s Vatican II Award for Service in Liturgy in 2005.
     He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Queen of Peace Council #4634 of Thorp, and he was also a member of the Krakowiak Polish Folk Dancers.
     Roger is survived by one brother:  Arnold Truckey (Sue Gilbertson) of Seymour, WI; his sister-in-law:  Mary Ann Truckey of Thorp; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother: Joseph A. Truckey on December 18, 2008, and one nephew:  Randy J. Truckey on September 5, 2015.