Roger J. Trobec, 74
May 23, 1946 – Dec. 8, 2020
Roger J. Trobec, 74, died Dec. 8 at St. Cloud Hospital. His funeral will be private; burial will be at St. Stephen Cemetery in St. Stephen. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Trobec was born May 23, 1946 in St. Cloud to Hilda and Joseph (Lubbesmeyer) Trobec. He married Anna Mae Slivnik on Feb. 3, 1968 in St. Stephen Catholic Church. Trobec proudly served our country in the Army Reserves. He lived in St. Stephen all of his life and was a biology teacher and football coach at Sartell-St. Stephen High School for 33 years, retiring in 2004. Trobec was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church where he was a member of the choir. He was also a member of Friends in Harmony, Jazz Connection, Sartell Knights of Columbus Council 5276, St. Cloud Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 622 and the Minnesota Coaches Association. Trobec served on the St. Stephen City Council for 28 years and the St. Stephen Fire Department for 36 years where he was assistant chief, and a training officer. He enjoyed teaching, coaching, singing, bird watching and being involved in his community. Trobec was a passionate, thoughtful, honorable and selfless man. In his heart and what drove him in all his endeavors, was his passion and commitment as an educator to have a positive impact on those he taught, coached and had the pleasure to serve and serve with.
Survivors include the following: his wife of 52 years, Anna Mae of St. Stephen; sons and daughters: Stephen of St. Stephen, Garrett (Erin) of Lino Lakes, Jacquelyn Alexenko of Sartell, Mary Jo (Evan) Byl of Sheldon, Iowa, Paul (Angela) of Sartell, Anne Marie Trobec (Mason Shaney) of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and Gregory (Parvaneh) of Maple Grove; brothers and sister: Gerald (Jeanette), Larry, Mary Lee Vouk, and Ray (Karen) all of St. Stephen; and grandchildren: Cullen, Caitlin, Luka, Ryder, Michael, Renee, Oliver, and Nora; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by the following: his parents; stepmother, Luretta; brother, Joseph; sisters-in-law, Bernadette and Frannie Trobec; brother-in-law, John Vouk; and nephews, Ken and Jeff Trobec.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Stephen Fire Department Equipment Fund, c/o City of St. Stephen, 2 Sixth Ave. SE, St. Stephen, MN 56375.
A link to the livestream video of the funeral (3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12) can be found at www.williamsdingmann.com.
Obituary and guest book available online at www.williamsdingmann.com.