July 17, 1936 - April 22, 2016


The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Betty Jeanne Trobec, age 79 of St. Stephen, will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, April 30th at the St. Stephen Catholic Church in St. Stephen. Betty died peacefully April 22, 2016 at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta, MN following a brave battle with cancer. There will be a visitation from 4-8:00PM Friday and again after 9:30 AM, Saturday at the St. Stephen Parish Hall. St. Stephen Parish Prayers will be at 7:00 PM, Friday at the parish hall. Arrangements are being made by the Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes.

Betty Jeanne Trobec was born on July 17, 1936. She is a graduate of Holdingford High school. Betty worked as a secretary doing clerical work for doctors in St. Cloud. She then went on to work for the St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce for over 21 years. On November 1, 1982 Betty became Corporate Secretary for her parents business, Trobec’s Bus Service in St. Stephen, MN. Following her brother’s retirement, Betty became the CEO of Trobec’s Bus Service on January 24, 2006.

Betty has been a great friend and mentor to many and an active member in her community. Her love for music lead to her long-standing position as organist at the St. Stephen Catholic Church. She began her role as organist with the Easter Mass of her 8th grade year and continued through 2015. As a member of the St. Stephen Parish, Betty served on many committees. She was a City of St. Stephen council member for 12 years. Betty’s love for flowers was evident by the beautiful display in her yard each spring and summer.

Betty is survived by her brother, Tom (Nettie) Trobec, St. Stephen; sister, Emily Gohman, St. Cloud; Nieces, Pamela (Sherwin) Linton, Coon Rapids; MN, Brittany (Buddy) Allyn-Linton, Mesa, AZ; Peggy (Chuck) Farthing, Lavergne; TN, Penny (Jim) Satre, West Linn, OR; and Great Nieces Lydia Farthing, Abbie Satre, and Great Nephew, Jack Satre.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents Tony and Frances Trobec and brother-in-law, Lewis Gohman.