24 October 2009
My grandmother, Lydia Erica (Till) Trusinsky has passed away (4 October 2009) . She was born in Latvia and was a part of the ethnic German community there (Baltendeutsche). She died in Florida at the age of 96 years old. She was a refugee in World War I and World War II. She moved to the USA in 1949 with her husband and three children -specifically to Minnesota. There, she continued her career as a seamstress. Her husband died in 1983 at the age of 72, while her youngest son died in 1988 from a heart attack at the young age of 42. She continued to live in Minnesota until just a couple of years ago, though for years before that, she had stayed in Florida with her daughter, Sigrid. She is survived by her daughter, Sigrid, and her son, Karl, as well as her 5 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.