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Adrian "Whitey" V. Tromsness

May 19, 1933 July 27, 2019
Adrian "Whitey" V. Tromsness
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Obituary for Adrian "Whitey" V. Tromsness

Adrian “Whitey” V. Tromsness, 86, a resident of Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul, died there at 6:22 a.m., Saturday, July 27, 2019.
He was born May 19, 1933, at Dunn Center, North Dakota to Chester and Gladys (Skjefte) Tromsness. He grew up there and on September 6, 1953 was married to Jacqueline D. Piepkorn at Stanley, North Dakota. She preceded him in death on January 31, 2018.
He traveled throughout North Dakota working as a brick layer until 1960 when the family moved to Roy, Utah. In 1968 he moved his family to Parsons for a short time before setting up permanent residence in Galesburg. He operated his own business, Tromsness Masonry, until retiring in 1999.
His church membership was Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Erie. He enjoyed reading westerns and watching westerns on television.
Survivors include a daughter, Kathy McGowen (David) of St. Paul, sons, Dwight Tromsness, Andy Tromsness (Debbie) and Robert Tromsness, all of Galesburg 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a sister, Janice Hegstad (Herby) of Powers Lake, North Dakota and a sister-in-law, Florence Tromsness of Miami, Oklahoma. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Debbie Tromsness and a brother, Clair Tromsness.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Erie, with Pastor Jay Hobson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Galesburg.
Friends may call at the Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Erie on Tuesday afternoon and evening. Memorials are suggested to the church and may be left at or sent to the funeral home at Box 182, Erie, KS 66733. Online messages may be left at

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Funeral Service




10:30 AM 7/31/2019 10:30:00 AM
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

603 Mildfelt
Erie, KS 66733

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
603 Mildfelt Erie 66733 KS
United States

Cemetery Details


Mt. Hope Cemetery Final Resting Place

Kingman Road
Galesburg, KS 66740

Kingman Road Galesburg 66740 KS
United States

Memorial Contribution

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

603 Mildfelt
Erie, KS 66733

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