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Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS
Friday January 22nd, 2021
2:00pm - 7:00pm

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Inwood Community Center
Saturday January 23rd, 2021
1:30pm

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Trisha Jo Lombard

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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.

   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 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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LaRayne, Brenda, and family,
I have many fond memories of Trisha growing up in Pilger - from playing softball to band and trumpet - we had a lot in common, and shared many laughs together. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn her passing. Best regards, Sheryle (Kee) Dirks and Helen Kee

Sheryle Dirks Feb 2 2021 12:00 AM

I am saddened to learn of Trishas passing. I remember Trisha as a very talented and determined musician. My sincere condolences to her family.

Bruce Linafelter, Loveland, CO Jan 21 2021 12:00 AM

I am a sister of Kathy Meyer (Kent Meyer is my brother in law) I am so sorry for the loss of Trisha. Prayers for all the family.

Cindy Jones Jan 21 2021 12:00 AM

My remembrances of Trisha are mostly
limited to the interaction I ad with the Topp clan and
Lorraine ad with them and St. Peters church in Pilger. I remember Loraine and Kevin giving her a warm and nurturing home to grow up in. Its is no wonder she spent her adult years with music at the center. As an adult she and her family were off and on worshipers during their short stay in Omaha. I remember the Sunday we baptized her daughter ( I believe) and the family gathering in their small house just outside the old Peony Park, the crowd of family there and how typical that was of the way family surrounded and was part of her life. Im sure that the family has many such memories and that many of us share them with her family. I was blessed to know her and grieve that she had such a short time to be with us. My our remembrances of her be golden to many.

Pastor Lee Griess Jan 21 2021 12:00 AM

LaRayne and I grew up in the same little church in the same little village, etc. Especially, throughout our adult lives, we have each faced many triumphs and tragedies that I suppose strengthened our faith in Jesus -- having enjoyed the pleasures and endured the pains. However closer we draw to Him, He is always and remains closer still for us to reach out once again.

When our frail human emotions leave us back "in that place" --- in an overwhelming whirlwind of paralyzed traumatized numbness, we somehow keep pushing forward. BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH AND I WILL GIVE THEE THE CROWN OF LIFE does not end with, "and it will be a piece of cake".
May the Holy Spirit, Our Comforter, visit those spaces in your thoughts, words and deeds where numbness and shock now reside.
We are deeply sorry for the loss you must face yet again, LaRayne and family. Marcia [Goeller] & Brian Davis

Brian & Marcia Davis Jan 21 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Trisha Lombard

Leon and Linda Meiburg Jan 20 2021 12:00 AM

Thinking of the Lombard family, and holding them close in prayer during this most difficult time.
Mary and Walt Hunt

Mary and Walt Hunt Jan 20 2021 12:00 AM