Frank Trinkl, 83, passed away at Cayuga Medical Center on May 20, 2013. He was born in Portland Point, son of the late Ignatz and Josephine Kukitz Trinkl and was a lifelong Lansing resident. Frank was president of the last class to graduate from Ludlowville High School before centralization and following graduation married Elizabeth Wickins, his one true love. They celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in August 2012. Frank spent his career working in the salt industry and retired from Cargill Inc. as traffic manager. He was a member of the Lansing United Methodist Church, where he served as treasurer for many years; was a 62 year member of Lansing Lodge 774 Free & Accepted Masons; and served in the United States Army. Frank was a master craftsman, designing and building wood furniture for his family. He was a kind, ethical and moral man who believed in doing the right thing, and loved his family above all else.
Frank is survived by his wife Elizabeth, son-in-law Thomas [the late Joan Trinkl] Barra, and their children Julia, Joseph, James (Regina) and their sons Frank and Tommy; daughter Constance (Richard) Matthys, and their daughter Annie (Daniel) Viau; daughter Alison Teeter (Michael Kahl) and their children Robert and Charles (Karen) Teeter, Meredith and Joseph (Haley) Kahl, and brother Paul (Irene) Trinkl.
In addition to his parents, Frank is pre-deceased by his beloved daughter Joan Trinkl Barra; grandson Frank Thomas Barra; and brothers Ignatz Jr., Joseph, and Martin Trinkl.
Family will be present to receive friends at Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Road, Lansing, NY, on Wednesday May 22, 2013, from 4-6 pm. Services and internment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Lansing Food Pantry, 32 Brickyard Rd., Lansing, NY, 14882.