Rita E. Troyna

rita  troyna
Rita Troyna, age 93 of New Hampton, IA passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Patty Elwood Center in Cresco, IA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia, IA with Father Brian Dellaert celebrating. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:00-11:00 AM on Tuesday. Burial will be at St. Boniface Cemetery in Ionia. Online condolences for Rita’s family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia, IA and/or Patty Elwood Center in Cresco, IA. Rita Elizabeth Troyna was born on January 18, 1923 to Andrew and Mary (Coleman) Drewelow in Fredericksburg, IA. She attended and graduated from New Hampton High School in 1940. On June 5, 1944 Rita was united in marriage to Milo G. Troyna at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia. The couple farmed together outside of New Hampton until their retirement. After retiring, they spent much of their time traveling and enjoying their cabin in Menahga, MN. Rita remained on the farm until moving to Kensington Manor in 2011, making her final move to Patty Elwood in May of this year. Rita was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and the Los Amigas Club in New Hampton. She enjoyed gardening, canning and fishing. Rita especially enjoyed her time with family and friends, making special memories with the children in her life. Rita’s survived by one sister, Ramona Campbell of Portland, OR; and many nieces, nephews and extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Milo Troyna; her sisters, Ruth, Rosemary, and Rosella and her brothers, Raymond, Robert and Roland.

View current weather.

Memories Timeline


  1. My sincerest condolences to Rita’s family. I enjoyed Rita so when working the night shift at NHNRC. She always had a sense of humor which kept things lively. A memorable lady who will not be easily forgotten.

  2. Prayers and condolences to all of Rita’s Family! I have known Rita since I was about one year old. My parents were very good friends of Milo and Rita and Leo and Elsie Haus. I have many memories of them playing cards and laughing! They always had lots of good times together! I never liked to play cards, but I sure liked chocolate angel food cake! Rita was an amazing woman that I looked up to and enjoyed being with!

  3. Rita, RIP. You were not only my aunt but my good mother also. I think of you in your garden, out with your flowers and especially with your loved cats. Maybe that’s where I get my live of cats.
    Go walk in the flowers with Uncle Milo. You will always be remembered and missed. Love you.
    Nancy Drewelow Markle

  4. So sorry to ear of Ritas death. SO many wonderful memories of such wonderful neighbors. Tom and Karolyn Albecht Upham

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

  1. Light a Candle
  2. Light a Candle
  3. Light a Candle
  4. Light a Candle
  5. Light a Candle
  6. Light a Candle
  7. Light a Candle
  8. Light a Candle