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Dee Trostle

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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.

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