“Jack” True passed peacefully on August 3, 2020 at age 93. Preceded in death by former wives, Nancy and Mary Lou; sisters, Martha, Mary, Janet, and Elizabeth. Survived by wife, Rosalie; son, John L. (Marlene) True; step-children, Kevin (Barb) Dawson and Rene (Gerard) Griswold; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; many family and friends. Korean War veteran, retired professor U of M – Extension, his great love was his family and barbershop singing. Private family burial Resurrection Cemetery. Special thanks to Lakeview Hospice and his caregivers. Memorials preferred to Second Harvest, Lakeview Hospice, or St. Croix Barbershop Chorus.
I'm at a loss for words right now and am deeply heartbroken. One of the greatest men I have ever known and had the privilege of calling "Dad" gained his angel wings today. If heaven has any barbershop quartets, trust me, Jack's singing with them now. Jack True meant the world to me, and to all who ever knew him. He welcomed Russ as a son when Russ and I married. We'd go to visit him, go on vacations with him, and just loved every minute we were blessed to be around him. My heart breaks for his wife, Rosalie, and for my two children who were blessed to call him Grandpa. We were so blessed by him.
Submitted by Vicki Weiler on 8/3/2020
I want to inform you of a health issue that I have recently encountered. In October I was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer. In November, I had CT scans of both the abdomen and the chest and a whole body bone scan. The great news is that all the scans showed no cancer to be present in the rest of my body!! However, some form of treatment needs to be taken. Fran and I met with the urologist in November to establish a treatment plan. The first step will be to surgically remove the prostate on December 18th. Depending on the results from testing the local lymph nodes, further steps such as hormonal and radiation therapy may be taken. Life will definitely be different and interesting in the next few months, but I am sure that I will get through it. To assist me, I will do my best to continue seeing everyone in our Zoom meetings on Tuesday night.
Dick is having heart surgery on Tuesday (June 30th). More information to follow.
Submitted by Jerry Gibson on 6/29/2020
Dick got home today. He went to United Hospital in St. Paul, MN, before noon yesterday and had his heart monitor taken out and replaced with a Pacemaker. He got home today and is feeling good.
Submitted by Tyler Smith on 7/1/2020.