Dorothy Trobaugh

Monday, December 2, 2019

Dorothy Trobaugh, 94, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars.

Dorothy Ann Downing was born March 12, 1925, in Le Mars, the daughter of Elmer LeRoy and Frieda Otilda (Tanner) Downing. She attended school in Le Mars and graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1943. Following high school, she worked as a bookkeeper for Long’s Grocery in Le Mars.

She was united in marriage to John Trobaugh on June 16, 1946, at the First United Methodist Church in Le Mars. Early on, Dorothy was a homemaker for her family. After her children were older, she went to work part time at JCPenney’s in Le Mars. John died Dec. 13, 2006.

Dorothy continued to make her home in Le Mars. In 2015, she moved to Bickford Cottage in Sioux City to be closer to family. In June of 2019, she became a resident of the Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars.

Dorothy was a member of the United Methodist Church of Le Mars where she was active for many years in the U.M.C.W. Dorothy and John volunteered for many years with “Meals on Wheels” and with the Le Mars Senior Center. They also enjoyed traveling and attending their grandsons’ events. Dorothy was also a member of the Good Neighbor Club.

Most of all, she loved the time spent with her family.

Survivors include a daughter: Pat (Glen) Kruse of Sioux City; a son: Mark Trobaugh of Le Mars; two grandsons: Justin (Jodee) Kruse of Houston, Texas, and their daughters, Kami and Karli, and Kevin Kruse of Sioux City; her sister, Evelyn Kallsen of Le Mars; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Frieda Downing; her husband, John Trobaugh; her son, Tom Trobaugh; her sisters: Betty (Carl) Ahrendt, Virginia (John) Brangwin, and Joyce (Stan) Nervig; and a brother-in-law, Lloyd Kallsen.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., today (Monday) at the Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars. The Rev. Dr. Michel Lundula of the United Methodist Church in Le Mars will officiate. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home and following the service during a time of lunch and fellowship at the funeral home.

Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars.

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Ruth Hummel

Ruth Hummel, 94, of Akron, formerly of Westfield, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at the Akron Care Center in Akron.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, at the Westfield Congregational Church in Westfield. Pastor Barry Miedema will officiate. Burial will follow in the Westfield Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, at Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Friday at the church.

Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron.

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.