The earthly body of Earl Rand Trout (“Junior” to his family), 86, died on Monday, May 30, 2011, at his home, but he is continuing his life today in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. “…Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:20, 21)
Earl was born on July 17, 1924, to Earl Rand Sr. and Alice Mae (Treadwell) Trout in rural Parsons and attended Woods School in that area. With the coming of the Kansas Ordnance Plant, the family relocated to rural Galesburg to the farm where Earl lived for almost 70 years.
On March 2, 1947, he married Anna Lee Trammell, “the best thing that ever happened to me,” and after 56 years of marriage she preceded him in death in 2003.
A farmer all his life, Earl enjoyed sharing the bounty of his farm and garden with family and friends, many of whom also benefited from his wisdom.
Earl is survived by by three close-knit sisters, Lois Emery of Tonganoxie, Nola Fisher of Parsons and Betty Young of Leavenworth; two daughters, Jan (Jay) King and Keri (Larry) Lee; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; cousins and many nieces and nephews.
Earl was preceded in death by two sons, Randy Trout and Jon “Kim” Trout; three brothers; Harold Trout, Raymond Trout, Leland Trout; and a sister, Thelma Trout.
A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Valley Cemetery west of Lake Parsons. Friends may call the Carson-Wall Funeral Home at their convenience.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.