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Joseph Troske

Joseph W. Troske, age 85, of New Rockford, ND, died Thursday, May 21, 2020, at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford.

Joseph Troske was born September 24, 1934, at New Rockford, ND, the son of Erwin and Evelyn (Pattee) Troske.  He grew up in the New Rockford, ND, area.  Joseph attended school in New Rockford, ND.

On January 12, 1958, Joseph was united in marriage to Irene Dungan at Grace City.  From this union, they had three sons.  They lived in New Rockford for their first winter before moving to the Troske family farm.  In 1966, they moved to their own farm on Highway 15.  Joe spent his life doing what he enjoyed, farming.  He hunted in his younger days and had a crop duster plane that he loved to fly. 

Joe knew everything about the Troske family history and always enjoyed visiting with family and sharing family stories.  You would usually find Joe with a camera in his hand and he would always have lots of pictures to share.   Irene and him enjoyed traveling and square dancing.

He is survived by his son, David; one brother in law, Dick (Karen) Dungan; sister-in-law, Conni Dungan and several nieces and nephews.

Joseph was preceded in death by his parents; his wife;  two sons, Mark and Brian, brother Erwin, sister Anna Marie Weber.

Visitation will be 1:00-5:00PM Monday at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, ND.

Funeral Service will be at 10:30AM, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, ND.

Burial will be in Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Prayers to the Troske family. He is now out of pain. With his beautiful wife and boys.

  2. Deepest sympathy to the family, know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope, in time, your memories bring you great comfort.

  3. It has been a blessing in my life to be a friend of Joe Troske! He was a neighbor and good friend of my parents Delmar & Vivian (DuVall) Hugger many years ago on the farm. Joe and I talked weekly if not more during his later years. I adopted him into my life, knowing he was alone much of the time. He loved to talk, and had fond memories of trips he had taken across this country. I was able to bring my mom back to New Rockford for July 4th activities in 2017, and Joe watched the Parade & Fireworks with us. I drove him & my mom up and down every street and alley in New Rockford going first east to west, and then north to south at 2 miles an hour, so they could tell me about their town, and reminisce about everyone who had lived in all those houses, where the old hospital used to be, and all the memories of the ball park, church events, JCPenny’s, Skogmo’s, the Elsie shop, the Busy Bee, the high school, swimming pool, and the theater. It’s one of my best memories! He was a good man! Joe loved his family, (especially David) and he looked forward to being reunited with Mark & Brian, Irene, & the rest of his family. He always bragged about how hard Casey & Levi worked on the farm, and kept me up to date with how their daily work was going, and how proud he was of them. He was also proud of a niece who was a horse jockey, and loved hearing from her. He was so self-sufficient, that going to Assisted Living, and later the Lutheren Home was hard on him. Thankfully wonderful nurses like Marissa, Dusty, & Georgia, and others took good care of him. Thank you to Terri For letting us video chat toward the end. Joe loved to garden and fish, and hated chasing raccoons out of his yard. He believed in God, and that life does not end at death. He told me he was not afraid to die, and that “The Good Lord” would take care of the details. He loved this country, and was always concerned about losing our God-given freedoms. Joe Troske, you were a gift in my life. David, if you read this, know that your dad LOVES you, and is watching over you. Now he can be with you all the time. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  4. My prayers will be with the family, so sorry for their loss. Rest now and have everlasting life Joe. Stay well David.

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Joe. I enjoyed visits with him and Irene. I appreciated being able to care for Irene. I remember sitting on the steps of the City Hospital with Joe shortly before they closed and having him talk about his life.

  6. Our prayers and thought are with the family of Joe. I remember when he came to visit us Jay Wipperling and Sher kramer at our home in new york mills mn. I know Jay and Craig Wipperling were so Happy that they went to go see Joe. They had a lot of laughs,memories to talk about hunting and Family, Joe will be Missed Dearly.

  7. God bless you dear Joe!
    You’ve been a dear cousin by way of phone these past years! New Rockford is just so far away! You’ve always inspired me to discover our roots. Our Aunt Ursula Troske was the one who always kept us in touch. I know how you enjoyed my parents, Lester and Mildred Troske. Also our cousin, Jimmy Troske in Spokane who was able to visit you and keep in touch by phone. We love you! We hope and pray that you are at home with Jesus and with your family who’ve gone before us. Love and Blessings! Until we meet again~ JoAnn Troske Larson. Thank you Myra Troske for your loving care! Thank you Casey Webber for your loving care! ‘Wish I could be there for your service. ‘Wish David could also be there for your service.

  8. May you be at peace Joe.

  9. Uncle Joe, you were the best god father I could have had. My heart breaks I wasn’t able to say my last good bye, I love you and not a day that will go by that I won’t think of you. Give Aunt Irene a big hug. R.i.p. Joe!


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