John A. Troesser, age 80 of Frankenstein, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 4, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.
John was born December 5, 1941, in St. Louis, a son to the late Frank and Hilda (Kremer) Troesser.
He attended St. Mary School in Frankenstein and was a 1959 graduate of Fatima High School.
John also graduated from State Technical College with an associates degree in Drafting.
On August 5, 1967, he was united in marriage to Carolyn Koenigsfeld at Our Lady Help of Christian Catholic Church. She survives at their home.
John was the owner/operator of John Troesser Backhoe and Dump Truck Service. He also drove a school bus for Fatima School District for over 30 years.
He was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church serving on their cemetery board. John also served on the Frankenstein Water Board and State Technical College Advisory Council.
John loved visiting with people and telling stories. He liked to share his wisdom of life and how to “live it right”. John was a Mr. Fix It and a perfectionist. He always told his daughters, “If you’re not going to do it right, don’t do it at all”. If he put his mind to it, he could do anything. He enjoyed his Peterbilt Trucks, Case Backhoes and Dodge Cummins. When John wasn’t working, he enjoyed watching Smokey and the Bandit movies and listening to Johnny Cash. He loved spending time with his family and helping to decorate cakes and cookies. At the end of the day, no matter how tired he was, he always asked, “Do you want me to dry the dishes?” He always encouraged his grandchildren, by telling them “You are a grand one, you are such a hard worker or we’re proud of you”.
In addition to his spouse of 54 years, John is survived by: four daughters, Lisa Hazel and her husband Shawn of St. Charles, Janice Markway and her husband Bob of Frankenstein, Nicole Gartner and her husband Doug of O’Fallon, and Melanie Brandt and her husband Tim of Linn; 15 grandchildren, Dylan and Logan Hazel, Emma Markway and her fiancé Nathan Reichel, Anna, Leah, and Tessa Markway, Ava Gartner, Taylor Brandt, Courtney Mantle and her husband Beau, Luke Buhr, Grace, John, Leo, Henry, and Kate Brandt; two great grandchildren, Jackson and Bennett Mantle along with many friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Troesser.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Frankenstein.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church with Fr. Daniel Merz as the Celebrant. Interment will be in Garden of Gethsemane Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)