Reverend Everett John Trebtoske, at the age of 89 and a Catholic priest for nearly 57 years, died on February 14, 2016 in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. He was born on September 18, 1926 in St. Cloud Minnesota to Peter and Frances Kmitch Trebtoske. He attended St. John Cantius Church and School and St. Cloud Tech High School. After moving to New Hampshire, he graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1944.
After serving in the U. S. Navy Air Corp during WWII, he attended and graduated from St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. He worked at the Catholic Worker in New York City with Dorothy Day and, later, at Boys Town in Nebraska.
He attended St. Mary's Seminary in Houston, Texas, was ordained to the priesthood on May 23, 1959 by the Most Reverend Louis J. Reicher, Bishop of Austin, and celebrated his first mass at St. John Cantius in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
After his ordination, he first served as parochial vicar at St. Joseph Parish in Bryan and then at Cristo Rey Parish in Austin. In 1967, he was appointed pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in Elgin. In 1976 he received permission to serve in Alaska, were he served as parochial vicar at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Juneau and as administrator at St. Peter Parish in Douglas. He returned to Texas in 1982 and served as parochial vicar at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Houston. Returning to Austin in 1988, he served as administrator at Santa Teresa Parish in Bryan and later that year as parochial vicar at St. Joseph Parish in Killeen and in 1996 as pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in Elgin. Beginning in 1996, Reverend Trebtoske served as pastor at St. Mary Parish in Wimberley. He retired in March 2004 and moved to Brooklyn Park, Minnesota in 2012.
Reverend Trebtoske is preceded in death by parents, Peter and Frances (Kmitch) Trebtoske, his brother, Eugene, and his sisters, Joan Trebtoske Jenks and Mary Ann Trebtoske Harrison.
He is survived by his brother, Peter Trebtoske, his sister, Bernadette O'Connor, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, 14711 Ranch Road 12 in Wimberley, Texas, with Visitation on Thursday, February 25 at 6:00 p.m. and Vigil at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 26. Burial will follow immediately after Mass at St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Reverend Trebtoske requested his friends to make a memorial donation to: Fisher House Foundation (for families of wounded soldiers).