- May 30, 2011
- Fort Madison, Iowa
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James “Jim” Theodore Troutman, 75, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2011 at his home.
He was born on January 24, 1936 in Bonaparte, IA to Joseph and Nina Bradford Troutman. He married Carol Hillgartner and they later divorced. He then married Margaret Hales Meyer on May 23, 1996 in Wever, IA. Jim was a welder and a truck driver and also was the owner and operator of Two of a Kind. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War. Jim enjoyed traveling, playing cards and telling stories and jokes. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Troutman of Ft. Madison; two sons, Jim (Christine) Troutman of Danville, IA and Robert (Betsy) Troutman of West Burlington, IA; two daughters, Sherry Troutman of Danville, IA and Kimberly Sheffield of Texas; two step daughters, Denise (Charles) Hendrickson of Shelbyville, IL and Dianne (Sam) Johnson of Ft. Madison; sixteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; four brothers, Don (Marianna) Troutman of Memphis, MO, Dick (Francis) Troutman of Bonaparte, IA, Jerry (Janice) Troutman of Bushnell, IL and Ronald (Vicki) Troutman of Escondedo, CA; seven sisters, Juanita Huff of Seattle, WA, Pat (Jim) Richers of Wever, IA, Peggy (Joe) Villanger of West Point, IA, Brenda Johnson of Ft. Madison, IA, Cindy Allen of Burlington, IA, Janis Emery of Panama and Teresa Reed of Federal Way, WA.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. John Simpson officiating. The family will receive friends from 9 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Soldiers’ Circle, Oakland Cemetery with military rites performed by the Ft. Madison Veterans Honor Guard. A memorial has been established for Lee Co. Hopsice. Online condolences may be left at www.kinglynk.com