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Ethel Elaine "Elaine" Trostle

Ethel Elaine "Elaine" Trostle

Female 1926 - 2000

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  • Name  Ethel Elaine "Elaine" Trostle  [1
    Nickname  Elaine 
    Born  9 Jul 1926  rural Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    High School  1943  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Mediapolis High School 
    Residence  Apr 1967  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence  Nov 1971  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence  Apr 1974  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence  Jul 1988  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died  25 Jul 2000  University Hospitals, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Obituary  26 Jul 2000  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Elaine Nelson, 74, of Mediapolis, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at University Hospitals in Iowa City.

      Born July 9, 1926, in rural Mediapolis, she was the daughter of William and Ethel Hutchcroft Trostle. On November 4, 1944, she married Paul Robert Nelson at Muscatine. He died November 6, 1995.

      Mrs. Nelson was a homemaker and worked for many years at the Wapello Livestock Auction.

      She was a 1943 graduate of Mediapolis High School and attended Burlington Business College. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Mediapolis, United Methodist Women, White Star Lodge No. 388 Order of Eastern Star and a former member of King's Daughters.

      She volunteered at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington and for RSVP. She was a former EMT for the Mediapolis Community Ambulance Service. She was honored as the Mediapolis Citizen of the Year in 1985.

      She enjoyed her family, church, traveling, and especially was known for her homemade apple pies for birthdays.

      Survivors include four daughters, Vicky Rechkemmer of Mediapolis and Janice Zimmerman, Mary Smith and Linda Jones, all of Burlington; three sons, Robert Nelson and Thomas Nelson. both of Mediapolis, and James Nelson of Sperry; 15 grandchildren; and one brother, Maurice "Shorty" Trostle of Brenham, Texas.

      Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

      Visitation will begin after 10 a.m. Thursday at Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

      The funeral for Mrs. Nelson will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Mediapolis, with the Reverend John Gaulke officiating. Burial will be in Kossuth Cemetery.

      Memorials have been established for First United Methodist Church and Mediapolis Volunteer Fire Department.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Ethel E. Nelson; born: 9 July 1926; died: 25 July 2000 (V); last residence: 52637 (Mediapolis, Des Moines, Iowa); state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  28 Jul 2000  Kossuth Cemetery, Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I10586  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  William Spencer Trostle,   b. 26 Oct 1896, Kirkwood, Warren County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1974, Saint Francis Continuation Care Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ethel Leonora Hutchcroft,   b. 3 Sep 1896, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1971, Brenham, Washington County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Marriage  24 Mar 1917  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Married  24 Apr 1917  Methodist Parsonage, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: William Spencer Trostle; Groom's Birth Date: 1897; Groom's Birthplace: Monmouth, Illinois; Groom's Age: 20; Bride's Name: Ethel Leanora Hutchcroft; Bride's Birth Date: 1897; Bride's Birthplace: Mediapolis, Iowa; Bride's Age: 20; Marriage Date: 24 April 1917; Marriage Place: Mediapolis; Groom's Father's Name: Edward Dale Trostle; Groom's Mother's Name: Sadie Percila Sawin; Bride's Father's Name: Thomas Hutchcroft; Bride's Mother's Name: Myrtilla E. Tull; Groom's Race: White; Groom's Marital Status: Single; Bride's Race: White; Bride's Marital Status: Single; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02679-2; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1547822; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Anniversary Announcement  16 Apr 1967  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • Mediapolis (IA) -- Mr. and Mrs. William S. Trostle, Mediapolis, will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Sunday, April 23, with an open house for relatives and friends from 2 to 4 Ethel Leanora Hutchcroft and William Spencer Trostle were married April 24, 1917, at the Methodist parsonage at Mediapolis.

      Mr. Trostle has been an auctioneer for more than 40 years.

      The Trostles have lived in the Mediapolis area all their married lives.

      Mr. and Mrs. Trostle have three children: Dale Trostle, Metairie, Louisiana; Maurice Trostle, Midland, Texas; and Elaine Nelson, Mediapolis.

      The couple also has 12 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

      Mr. and Mrs. Dale Trostle, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Trostle, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Nelson will be hosts and hostesses for the occasion. The couple requests no gifts.
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Ethel Leonora (Hutchcroft) and William Spencer Trostle's grave is located at the Kossuth Cemetery in Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Trostle. Ethel I., 1896 - 1971; William S., 1896 - 1974"
    The Headstone of Ethel Leonora (Hutchcroft) and William Spencer Trostle
    The Headstone of Ethel Leonora (Hutchcroft) and William Spencer Trostle
    Family ID  F3827  Group Sheet

    Family  Paul Robert Nelson,   b. 15 Jun 1926, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1995, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 Nov 1944  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 11
    Children 
     1. Vicki K. Nelson
     2. Janice Elaine Nelson
     3. Robert W. Nelson
     4. James Douglas Nelson
     5. Thomas P. Nelson
     6. Mary Beth Nelson
     7. Linda C. Nelson
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F3825  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Ethel 'Elaine' Trostle
    Ethel "Elaine" Trostle
    This was Elaine Trostle's senior class photograph, as published on the 1943 Mediapolis High School graduation class photograph in Mediapolis, Iowa.

  • Sources 
    1. [S33] Conwell, Joy Lynn (Ferguson) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1938] Nelson, Ethel "Elaine" (Trostle) - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, Wednesday, July 26, 2000; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S7927] Mediapolis High School Graduates 1892-1960 and Class Photos 1914-1960 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1944] Trostle, William Spencer and Ethel Leonora (Hutchcroft) - 50th Wedding Anniversary Announcement, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 18, April 16, 1967; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S1943] Trostle, Ethel Leanora (Hutchcroft) - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 16, November 26, 1971; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S9827] Trostle, William Spencer - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 10, April 1, 1974; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S2377] Trostle, Thomas Dale - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 6B, August 2, 1998; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S1945] Trostle, Ethel Leonora (Hutchcroft) and William Spencer - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Kossuth Cemetery in Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines County, Iowa; photo provided courtesy of "Bob Orr" at Find A Grave (web site); Memorials #: 52577357 & 52577289) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S1939] Nelson, Paul Robert - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, November 9, 1995; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).