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Thomas Dale Trostle

Male 1917 - 1988


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  • Name  Thomas Dale Trostle  [1
    Born  29 Nov 1917  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  Apr 1967  Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence  Nov 1971  Houston, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence  Apr 1974  Houston, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died  31 Jul 1988  Marble Falls, Burnet County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 7
    Obituary  2 Aug 1988  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Thomas Dale Trostle, 70, of Marble Falls, Texas, died Sunday, July 31, 1988, at his home.

      Born November 29, 1917, in Mediapolis, he was the son of William and Ethel Trostle. He married Jeanette Allwardt December 27, 1941. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

      Surviving are two sons, Steven Trostle and Kim Trostle, both of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Kay Trostle, Austin, Texas; one brother, Maurice "Shorty" Trostle, Brenham, Texas; one sister, Elaine Nelson, Mediapolis; and three grandchildren.

      The service for Mr. Trostle was in Marble Falls, Texas.

      A memorial has been established for St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Marble Falls, Texas.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Thomas D. Trostle; born: 29 November 1917; died: 31 July 1988; last residence: 78654 (Marble Falls, Burnet, Texas); state where issued; Iowa.
    Texas Death Records 
    • Name: Thomas Trostle; Death Date: 31 July 1988; Death County: Burnet; Gender: Male
    Buried  Austin Memorial Park Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I10601  All Families
    Last Modified  21 Feb 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, 8
    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  Dorothy Jeanette "Jeanette" Allwardt,   b. 5 Jun 1922, Waterton Chapel, Methley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1991, Travis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Dec 1941  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 10
    Children 
     1. Steve Trostle
     2. Jon Kim Trostle
    >3. Jennifer Kay "Kay" Trostle
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F5577  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [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).

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

    3. [S2377] Trostle, Thomas Dale - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 6B, August 2, 1998; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (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. [S5662] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).

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

    9. [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).

    10. [S2378] Trostle, Dorothy "Jeanette" (Allwardt) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9A, July 5, 1991; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).