Wilmer Donovan "Don" Trout

Born: Sun., Apr. 8, 1934
Died: Sat., Mar. 25, 2017


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Mar. 28, 2017
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Mar. 29, 2017
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mr. Wilmer Donovan “Don” Trout, age 82 of Robinson, IL, died Saturday March 25, 2017 at 1:28 PM at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL, following a recent fall and subsequent stroke at his residence in Robinson, IL.

Born April 8, 1934 in Robinson, IL, he was the son of William Elmer and Bonnie B. (Rich) Trout.  On November 10, 1962, he married Emella “Dee Dee” (Leonard) Trout and she survives.

Following graduation from high school, Don worked briefly and then attended Eastern Illinois University for two years before enlisting in the United States Army.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1957.  Don worked for the Illinois Refining Division, Marathon Petroleum Company, as a plant/sub-contractor liaison for semi-annual turn arounds in the refinery. He was a member, trustee and Sunday School Superintendent of the Otterbein United Methodist Church, Robinson, IL.

Survivors include his wife, “Dee Dee” Trout, Robinson, IL; sister, Leabelle Fuller, Henderson, KY; sister-in-law and spouse, Carolene and John Chapman, Robinson, IL; sister-in-law, Barbara “Bobbie” Murray, Robinson, IL; sister-in-law, Kay Leonard, Lake Park, GA; brother-in-law, Dean Lionberger, Lawrenceville, IL; and a very close friend, Liz Osborn, Fisher, IL along with many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two sisters, Darlene Lionberger and Lynette Trout; sisters-in-law, Bette Schmidt and Ruby Atchinson; brothers-in-law, Jon Leonard, Skip Schmidt and John Bolton.

Funeral service will be Wednesday March 29, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, with Pastor Judy Williams officiating.  Visitation will be Tuesday March 28, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL and one hour preceding services on Wednesday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, IL.  Military graveside rites will be accorded by E.M. Coulter Post #69, American Legion; VFW Post #4549 and AmVets Post #33.

Memorial donations may be made to the Otterbein United Methodist Church, Robinson, IL, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Rick Bonnell
   Posted Sat March 25, 2017
Dear Dee Dee and family,
My heart is broken by the news of Don's passing. He was such a great friend to me. The memories of all of our years bowling together are some of my fondest memories. I'm praying for strength and comfort for you and yours.
Love, Rick

Debbie Weger
   Posted Mon March 27, 2017
Dear Dee Dee and family, I am so sorry to hear about Don. He was truly a man of God. He was a good servant of Christ and showed his love and compassion to others. He will be missed. You and your family are in my prayers. Love, Debbie Weger

Lois Powden
   Posted Mon March 27, 2017
DeeDee I so sorry to hear about Don. My preys go out to you.

Ellen Rees
   Posted Mon March 27, 2017
DeeDee and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere sympathy to you and your family.
Sending Love and Prayers from our family.
Ellen Rees

Reta Smith Feezor
   Posted Tue March 28, 2017
Dee Dee you are in my heart and prayers. I remember the times you and Don and the gang came to Danville and watched the balloons... What fun memories. Jim (Marble) and I were looking at some old pictures last night. Jim found one of Grandpa Marble and Don while fishing at Realfoot lake. They all had such a great time together. {{Hugs}} to you.

Tancy Cochran Finkbiner
   Posted Wed March 29, 2017
Don was a good Friend and long-time classmate. We could rely on him to be a committee member for Reunion Planning. He & DeeDee were regular members at our bi-monthly RHS'52 Luncheons. Don will be missed!

Gary & Judy Atchison
   Posted Thu March 30, 2017
Dee Dee,

We were so very sorry to learn of Don's passing. He will be missed by all who knew him. Such a great guy.

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