TOPEKA — Floyd E. “Eddie” Trout Jr., Overbrook, died Wednesday June 8, 2022, at Midland Care Hospice House, Topeka. He was 83.
He was born Sept. 2, 1938, on the family farm in Douglas County, near Twin Mound, the son of Floyd E. Trout Sr. and Mary Alice (Shurmur) Trout. He was a lifelong resident of rural Overbrook, attending Twin Mound Elementary School and Overbrook High School.
Eddie proudly served his country in the United States Army for two years, and then served eight years in the Army Reserves. After his military service, he began working at Sears, Topeka, eventually becoming a mechanic in the auto service department, from 1958 until his retirement in 2003.
He was united in marriage to Kay Kistner Oct. 30, 1962, in Topeka. They celebrated 59 years of loving marriage.
Eddie was a family man. He loved his wife and children, and of course he loved to spoil his grandchildren. One of his favorite times was going fishing with the grandsons and his son to the pond, creek or lake on Sundays. He enjoyed raising cattle on his farm and gardening, keeping his yard neat and full of beautiful flowers, so he had flowers for his wife, Kay. He loved to spend time with family, but his great-granddaughters always could win his heart. They were always happy to see their “Papa.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd E. Trout Sr. and Mary Alice Trout; a sister, Mary; and a grandson, Jess Trout.
Eddie is survived by his wife, Kay Trout, Overbrook; four children, James Trout (Shelly), Overbrook, Mike Trout (Rochelle), Nebraska, Kevin Trout (Rhonda), Lebanon, Mo., and Virginia Trout-Waller (James), Overbrook; four siblings, Bill Trout, Osage City, Larry Trout (Jean), Baldwin City, John Trout (Sharon), Overbrook, and Dorothy Wulfkuhle (Duane), Carbondale; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, at Overbrook United Methodist Church. The service will be live streamed on the funeral home website. Interment will follow at Twin Mound Cemetery, Overbrook. The family will greet friends for a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 13, at Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, Overbrook.
Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, P.O. Box 268, Overbrook, KS 66524.
Condolences may be left at Lamb-Roberts.com.