Long-time farmer-rancher Delmar “Dee” Trostle, Le Roy, passed away Dec. 30, 2012. Dee was born Dec. 10, 1927, in Kingman County near Murdock, the son of Ernest Calvin Trostle and Wilma Ruth Osburn Trostle.
He was raised on the Trostle Farm, and was a graduate of Belmont High School.
Dee married Doris Joan Crandall of Le Roy on Aug. 18, 1956, in Wichita. After farming in the Belmont/Murdock community, Dee and family moved to the Crandall Ranch in southern Coffey County in 1966 and continued farming and ranching until his death.
Notable activities included membership at Calvary Episcopal Church in Yates Center, Neosho Valley Grange, VFW (Dee was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict), Kansas Livestock Association, and Dee and Doris were founding members of Prairie Promenadors square dance club in Burlington.
Dee was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ernie Trostle, and wife Doris. He married Marcella Houston Varvel of Le Roy on July 23, 1993.
He is survived by his wife Marcella, and children Roberta, Nina, and Dewayne and families; sister Doris Trostle Closson, Kingman, and son Kerry Trostle and wife Jerilee Beyer Trostle, Le Roy; grandchildren Rori Beyer Salava and husband Jonathon, great-grandson Clive, Huntington, W.V., Katie Beyer Burris and husband Aaron, Gardner, Beau Beyer and wife Lindsay, Le Roy, and Calvin Trostle and wife Beth and granddaughters Victoria, Hannah and Elida, Lubbock, Texas.
Visitation is from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Jones Funeral Home, Burlington.
Services are Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church, Yates Center, followed by inurnment west of Le Roy at Crandall Cemetery on Native Road one mile south of Highway 58.
Memorials are suggested to the Maude Anderson Crandall Cancer Research and Education Fund, KSU Foundation, 2323 Anderson Ave., Suite 500, Manhattan, KS 66502-2911, or Southern Coffey County Honor Flight, c/o Superintendent Mike Kastle, PO Box 278 Le Roy, KS 66857.
The family gratefully acknowledges the friendship and support of numerous friends and neighbors, especially during his recent illness.
Nancy Ann Clements Lucia, 76, Humboldt, died Thursday, June 13, 2013, in Apple Valley, Calif. Local memorial services will be at 11 a.m. June 29 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Humboldt.
Franklin Lee “Frankie” Keithly, Jr., 55, Iola, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Windsor Place.Frankie was born June 16, 1958, in Ulysses, the son of Franklin Lee and Doris (Bell) Keithly, Sr. He grew up in Iola and graduated from Iola High School in 1976.On June... [More]
Joan Sallee, 82, Iola, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Allen County Hospital.Joan was born Dec. 13, 1930, on a farm west of Humboldt, the daughter of Fred L. and Mary Inez (Wamsley) Dice Sr. She graduated from LaHarpe High School in 1948.On Nov. 24, 1949, Joan married... [More]
The skeleton of an airplane constructed in the loft of the old Iola Planing Mill, 404 North St., took flight — after a fashion — for the first time ever Tuesday evening.The plane was constructed in 1929 by Iolans Wayne Jeffers and Melvin Burns, complete with wings... [More]
What to do with the old county hospital, which will become vacant by mid-fall when Allen County Regional Hospital opens on North Kentucky Street, is more on the minds of commissioners.“We should be out of the hospital (First and Madison streets) by Nov. 1,” said County... [More]
Elyssa Jackson, museum curator and executive director of the Allen County Historical Society, asked Allen County commissioners to increase the society’s support in the 2014 budget from $24,500 to $26,500.“One of the most important things about an increase in funding... [More]
Iola’s American Legion squad was able to erase the bitter taste of its first — and so far, only — loss of the 2013 season with a doubleheader sweep Tuesday.The Post No. 15 AA Indians rolled behind the pitching of Nathan Whitcomb in the opener, 8-0, and took... [More]
Iola rec ball resultsTuesday’s resultsPixie LeagueCommunity Living Opportunities 8, J&W Equipment 0. Hits for C.L.O.: Kinsey Schinstock, s; Jadyn Kaufman, 2 s; Maci Miller, 2 s, HR; Addie Fudge, 2 s, d; Bailey Griffeth, 2 s; Kennedy Maier, s; Skyler Walden, s; Gabi... [More]