Robert "Bob" Edward Trout, Sr., 83, died Saturday (July 26, 2003) at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island. He was born Oct. 22, 1919, to Robert Roy and Emelie (Meier) Trout in Mascoutah, Ill. He attended Blair Hadley Vocational School in St. Louis, Mo. On Oct. 8, 1941, he entered the US Army and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged on Nov. 6, 1945.
On April 9, 1944, he married Leona Anna Regina (Hoelscher) at Mascoutah. He was employed as a special agent for Burlington Northern Railroad until his retirement.
He was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church, McCook Masonic Lodge No. 1353, McCook Elks Lodge No. 1434 and served as a past-exalted ruler, McCook Eagles Aerie No. 2769, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1652 and American Legion Post No. 203. He coached city youth baseball for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant son, Robert W. Trout.
Survivors include his wife, Leona Trout of McCook; one daughter, Sharon and husband, David Glenn of North Platte; one son, Robert Trout Jr., and wife, Deborah of Grand Island; one sister, Ruby Latham of Blue Springs, Mo; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Memorial United Methodist Church in McCook with the Rev. Dr. Jeff Thurman officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with Masonic and military committal service.
Visitation will be today until 5 p.m. and Wednesday until 8 p.m. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials may be given to the McCook Elks, Mason's and American Legion.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.