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Trisha Lombard

Trisha Jo Lombard

Friday, August 8th, 1969 - Tuesday, January 19th, 2021
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Obituary

Inwood, IA: Trisha Jo Lombard, 51, of Inwood, Iowa, died Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at her home following a battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 23, at 1:30 PM at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of rural Inwood with Pastor James Koller officiating. The service will be livestreamed at https://www.porterfuneralhomes.com/obituary/Trisha-Lombard. Visitation will be held Friday, January 22, from 2:00-7:00 PM at the Inwood Community Center. Porter Funeral Home of Inwood is assisting the family with arrangements in Iowa.
Services for Trisha will continue Monday, January 25, in Pilger, Nebraska. Visitation will be held Monday, from 9:00-10:30 AM at the Cooper Family Community Center in Pilger. Burial will follow at 11:00 AM at Pilger Cemetery. Minnick Funeral Home of Wisner, Nebraska is assisting the family with arrangements in Nebraska.
Memorials may be directed to West Lyon School’s theater and music departments, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Inwood Museum, all of Inwood, Iowa, or the Cooper Family Community Center in Pilger, Nebraska. Condolences may be left for the family at www.porterfuneralhomes.com
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the difficulty to social distance at the visitations and services, masks are required at all events.
Trisha Jo (Meyer) Lombard, 51, was born August 8, 1969, at West Point, Nebraska, to LaRayne (Gemelke) and Kevin Meyer.
She was baptized by the Rev. Richard Achgill at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Pilger, Nebraska, and confirmed there by the Rev. Kenneth Wittrock.
She lived on farms south of Pilger, attending Stanton County Country School District #14 through 6th grade, and Wisner-Pilger Jr. Sr. High School, graduating in 1987. The family moved to the Koehlmoos/Gemelke family farm in 1982.
She graduated with honors through the Neihardt Scholars program from Wayne State College, Wayne, Nebraska, in May of 1991, with a major in music merchandising and a minor in business. She was a member of the Wildcats marching and concert bands, the WSC choir and Madrigal Singers. She was the second president of the Tau Beta Sigma Band Sorority.
Following graduation, she lived at Fremont where she was employed at Tom's Music House, and Omaha where she managed Malecki Music Express at Crossroads Mall.
She returned to Wayne State College, earning a bachelor of science degree in education with an endorsement in special education. She received her master's degree in literacy in 2002 from the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota.
She married William Lombard III on October 24, 1992, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Wayne, Nebraska. The couple moved to Larchwood, Iowa, in 1997, and Inwood, Iowa, in 1999. Trish taught at West Lyon Community School for the past 24 years, retiring in December of 2020.
She was active in the Inwood and West Lyon Schools communities, co-directing jr. and sr. high musicals; charter member and treasurer of the Inwood Museum; her beloved Our Savior's Lutheran Church, its Cozy Caps for cancer patients project, and Northwest Iowa Cursillo.
Mourning her passing are her immediate family: husband Bill Lombard; daughters, Tara Jo (Lucas) Bouwman and grandson Declan of Rock Rapids, Iowa, and Katrina Marie, at home; mother LaRayne Topp of Wisner, Nebraska; sister Brenda (Harold) Breitkreutz, Ian and Ella of Wisner; brother Clinton (Hillary) Meyer, Wilhelmina and August of Woodville, Wisconsin; grandparents Alma and Melvin Meyer of Pilger, Nebraska; parents-in-law William Jr. and Carol Lombard of Inwood; and step-sisters, Trisha Topp (Monte Howerton) and Tracy Topp (Matthew Marsolek) both of Arlee, Montana, and their families; plus aunts, uncles and cousins.
She is welcomed home by her father Kevin Meyer, step-father Dale Topp, grandparents Bernitha and Emil Gemelke, aunt Joleen Meyer and uncle Ronnie Gemelke.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 25th, 2021 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    When
    Monday, January 25th, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am
    Location
    Cooper Family Community Center
    Address
    100 W. 2nd St.
    Pilger, NE 68768
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  • Service

    Monday, January 25th, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, January 25th, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    Pilger Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    Pilger, NE 68768
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  • Interment

    Location
    Pilger Cemetery
    Address
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    Pilger, NE
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Rosemary Raasch

Posted at 09:30am
LaRayne, I am so sorry to hear of Trisha's death. I read her name and replies on FB from Jan S. and others, to you, but did not make the connection until I read her full obit just a few minutes ago (Fri, Jan, 22, 8:21AM). Now it all makes sense. (The name Gemelke rang my bell). You have my sincere sympathy and I know God will have His loving arms around you now, and forever. May the joys you knew and the love you shared with Trisha bring memories to your heart! I know and YOU know that she will be sorely missed by many. May God keep YOU and the FAMILY in His love and grace. Again, deepest sympathy to all of you! Peace. Rosemary Raasch
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