August 27, 1925 - December 4, 2015


A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church for Cecilia V. “Ceil” Trobec, age 90, of St. Cloud who passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015 at Prairie Ridge Memory Care in Sauk Rapids. Reverend Thomas Knoblach will officiate. Burial of the urn will take place in St. Stephen’s Parish Cemetery in St. Stephen.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and after 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the Church. Parish Prayers will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Ceil was born on August 27, 1925 in Milwaukee, WI to John and Anna (Supan) Lewandowski. After graduating High School, Ceil attended St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing. Ceil was employed by the Milwaukee V.A. Hospital for several years. She married James J. Trobec on November 14, 1953 in Milwaukee. Ceil served as parish administrator assistant for Holy Spirit Church for many years. Ceil also volunteered at the Red Cross and was an Election Judge for the City of St. Cloud. She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella, Christian Woman, Legion of Mary and St. Stephen Mission Group. In 1981, Ceil received the Bishops Medal of Honor as recognition of her years of Stewardship.

Ceil enjoyed singing, dancing, bridge, golf, traveling, and bowling. She was a woman of strong faith and loved all the time spent with her family.

She is survived by her children, Rosemary (Richard) Overman of Albany, Kathleen Brewster of Sauk Rapids, Nancy (Peter) White of Ada, MI, Jacqueline (Ronald) Schoenfelder of St. Cloud, James Jr. (Josie) of Mahtomedi, and Jane Deppert of Maplewood; 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother and sister, LeRoy Lewandowski and Connie Lewandowski both of Milwaukee, WI.

Ceil was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James in 1989; and son-in-law, Kevin Brewster.

A Special Thank You to Talahi Adult Day Services, Prairie Ridge, St. Croix Hospice and all those who extended care and support to Ceil over the years.

Memorials are preferred.