Kenneth Allen Trihus, 75

Published 10:22 am Monday, March 28, 2016

Kenneth Trihus, 75

Kenneth Trihus, 75

Kenneth Allen Trihus, 75, of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, died Friday, March 25, 2016, surrounded by his loving family at Mayo Clinic Hospital-Rochester, Methodist Campus.

Kenneth was born July 14, 1940, in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, the son of Marvel and Olga (Madson) Trihus. He was a lifelong resident of the Blooming Prairie area and graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1958. On Nov. 27, 1971, he was united in marriage to Marjorie R. Swanson at the First Lutheran Church in Hibbing, Minnesota. Kenneth worked for 42 seasons for Ulland Brothers Construction where he was a very dedicated operator. He was a member of Local 49 Operating Engineers as well as being a lifelong farmer. He enjoyed attending cattle shows, farm and livestock auctions. He especially loved to spend time with his family over meals at suppertime and attending his Local 49 meetings. Kenneth was a lifetime member of Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Marjorie Trihus; two sons, John (Wendy Cadwell) Trihus, and Brian Trihus all of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota; a daughter, Rachel Trihus of Des Moines, Iowa; three grandchildren, Tyler Trihus, Cassandra and Ruth Jones; as well as many nieces, nephews; and other relatives and friends.

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He was preceded in death by parents, Marvel and Olga Trihus; two brothers, Gordon and Franklin Trihus; and a sister, Elaine Lofthus.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 1, 2016, at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church, 30456 Mower Freeborn Road, Austin, Minnesota, with Pastor Lindsay Stolen officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Red Oak Grove Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2016, at the Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Military honors by Blooming Prairie American Legion Post No. 52 and V.F.W. Post No. 878. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Red Oak Grove Cemetery fund. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at