Harriet (1911 - 1997)
Contact: Steven Lavey
----Source: Loyal Tribune
Record-Gleaner, October 15, 1997
LAST NAME: Triska
FIRST NAME: Harriet
NEWSPAPER LOCATION: Loyal, Wisconsin, Wisconsin
Harriet Irene Triska, 86, Neillsville, died Sunday, October 5, 1997, at the Memorial Medical Center, Neillsville. Funeral services were held on Friday, October 10, 1997 at the York Center United Methodist Church in the Town of York. Pastor Evan Butterbrodt officiated. Burial was in York Center Cemetery. Harriet Irene Turner was born on July 20, 1911, in York Township, to Abby (Abie) and Harriet (Lindsley) Turner. She attended Oriole Hill School in the Town of York and then moved to Chicago, Illinois, where she trained as a beautician. On June 30, 1934, she was united in marriage to James F. Triska, in Chicago. She worked as a beautician and James became an executive for the International Harvester Corporation after they were married. They lived in many places throughout the United States, including Illinois and California. Her husband died in September of 1978. In 1979, she moved to Neillsville. She enjoyed gardening, decorating and was a devoted Chicago Cubs fan. Survivors include her brother, Wilbur (Ina) Turner, Kirkland, Illinois; six nephews, Milton Schoenfeld, Neillsville; Rodney (Cheryl) Turner, Sycamore, Illinois; Roger (Carol) Turner, Stevens Point; Tyrone (Donna) Turner, Kingston, Illinois; James (Carol) Turner, Indiana; and Larry (Jan) Turner, Neillsville; five nieces, Pat (Dwight) Bendel, Chicago, Illinois; Diane Tesinsky, Chicago, Illinois; Beverly Eggleston, Stanton, California; Judy Turner, Lake Geneva; and Joanne (Charles) Fruit, Kirland, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her husband, James; her parents; seven brothers, Price, Grant, George, Clayton, Myron, Victor and Orville; two sisters, Birdeen and Mabel; and a nephew George Turner. Gesche Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
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