The Obit For Art Trieschman

Arthur F. Trieschman Jr.

Published in The Grand Island Independent on 8/8/2009

Arthur F. Trieschman, Jr., 88, of Grand Island died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at the Grand Island Veterans Home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Cathedral. The Rev. Richard L. Piontkowski Jr. will officiate. Private family inurnment will be in the Grand Island City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Curran Funeral Chapel, with a Scripture vigil service at 7.

Mr. Trieschman was born Jan. 3, 1921, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Arthur F. Trieschman Sr. and Alma (Buckman) Trieschman.

Survivors of the immediate family include his wife, Elaine Trieschman of Grand Island; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Linda and Robert Plummer of Grand Island, LaDona Claus of Lincoln and Lorita and Doug Stoltenberg of Sugar Land, Texas; two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Carrie Trieschman of Wichita, Kan., and Paul and Carolyn Trieschman of Houston.

Additional survivors include 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He grew up in Cincinnati and graduated from Colerain High School in 1939. Following high school, he attended college in Ohio before enlisting in the Army Air Corp on Aug. 26, 1942. He was stationed in Louisiana, before being assigned to the Grand Island Army Air Base. He served honorably until his discharge on Feb. 17, 1946. He was united in marriage to Elaine Dietrich on Feb. 15, 1947, at St. Mary's Cathedral in Grand Island. Following his discharge, he played professional baseball in Texas and Louisiana before returning to Grand Island to raise his family. He continued playing baseball in Nebraska, pitching for several area town teams. He spent many years coaching his sons' Little League teams and umpiring Grand Island American Legion baseball games. He worked at Cornhusker Army Ammunition plant as a supervisor and was employed by the Grand Island Public Schools.

He was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral parish, 3rd and 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion.

He loved to visit, listen to his radio, and follow sports events, especially those of his children and grandchildren. An only child, he was extremely proud of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Mary's Cathedral Parish.