Obituary for Craig Eldon Trumm, 79
Eldon E. Trumm, 79 of Worthington, Iowa passed away Sunday, September 18, 2022, at home.
Visitation will be held from 3 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville. Visitation will continue at Kramer Funeral Home from 8:45 – 9:45 a.m. prior to funeral mass.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Worthington with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Chris Podhajsky will officiate with Rev. Mark Osterhaus concelbrating.
Eldon was born on April 20, 1943 in Monticello, Iowa, the son of Leo and Coletta (Heid) Trumm. He married Kaye Burger on June 21, 1969 in Worthington, Iowa. Together they farmed and raised their family in Worthington.
Eldon spent over 50 years collecting farm toys, writing “farm toy collecting” books, and manufacturing his own toy tractors and parts. He was known around the world as a contact for farm toy information. He was inducted in the Farm Toy Collectors Hall of Fame.
As a former Mayor of Worthington and successful farmer, Eldon also dedicated his time planting & caring for the cornfield at the Field of Dreams movie site which was produced the summer of 1988. Hollywood knew they chose the right caretaker as unbeknownst, he kicked the producer & director off the field not wanting them to damage the corn “the most important actor in this movie”.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Kaye, children: Tony (Heather) Trumm of Dyersville, Gwen (Randy) Maro of Davenport, Nate (Bethany) Trumm of Dyersville, Nick (Emily) Trumm of Dyersville, grandchildren: Lydia Trumm, Tyler, Leah, and Mitchel Maro, Vivian and Grant Trumm, Greyson, Bodey, and Deagan Trumm, siblings: Donald (Patricia) Trumm of Dubuque, Dorothy (Duane) Gorman of Dubuque, Steve Trumm of Cascade, in-laws: Robert DeShaw, Mary Catherine Trumm, Dave “Crocket” (Linda) Burger, and Marian Burger.
He was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law, Raymond and Marcella Burger-Wolfe, siblings: Paul Trumm, Bernadine DeShaw, LaVern “Barney” Trumm, Mary (Paul) Kluesner, Ernie Trumm, in-laws: Darlene (Merrill “Bud”) Smock, John Burger, Carl “Cub” Burger, and Wilma “Billie” Wolfe.
Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville is assisting the family and information is available at www.kramerfuneral.com. Online condolences and memorials may be sent to Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW, Dyersville, IA 52040.
Obituary for Craig Alan Detwiler, 56
Craig Alan Detwiler, 56, of Goshen passed away unexpectedly Tuesday June 7, 2022 at his residence. He was born July 19, 1965 in Goshen to Thomas and Rosemary (Yoder) Detwiler.
Surviving are his parents Thomas and Rosemary of Spencer, Wisconsin, siblings Patrick (Abby) Detwiler of Colby, WI, Robert (Dana) Detwiler of Medford, WI, nieces Katelyn Detwiler, Josephine Detwiler and a nephew Alessandro Detwiler.
Craig graduated from Wausau West High School in 1985. He moved back to Goshen in 1993. Craig worked at Hamilton Iron Works as a metal fabricator. He attended Pleasant Grove Mennonite Church. Craig was very active in steam engine shows. He was a member of the Northeast Indiana Steam and Gas Association at LaGrange and involved in the tractor and steam show at the Apple Festival in Nappanee. He traveled the country to attend steam engine shows in Iowa, Oklahoma, Ohio, and many in Indiana. He did extensive research into the Banting Manufacturing Company, Toledo Ohio due to his great interest in the Greyhound steam engine which Banting made.
A public Celebration of Life/Memorial Service will be held at a date to be determined.
Rieth Rohrer Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen, is assisting the family and online contributions may be submitted at, www.rrefh.com
Obituary for Tom Smith, 63
Thomas W. Smith, 63, of Mount Airy, Maryland, died Feb. 26, 2022, in his home surrounded by love. Born July 14, 1958 in Maryland, he was the son of the late Roy Lee and Ruth Marie (Stokes) Smith.
Tom is survived by his wife of 26 years, Beth Smith; two sisters, Jeanette Broadwater and Linda Jenkins (Mike); four nieces; five great-nieces; one great-great nephew; and one daughter in heart. He was also survived by his two dogs and 14 myotonic goats.
Tom's love of agriculture started in the eighth grade with the Gaithersburg FFA. Though he held many jobs, he enjoyed the last 17 years he spent at Gladhill Brothers, Damascus, and especially, his final three months at Tractor Supply in Mount Airy.
Over the years, he had many hobbies, enjoying the 75/80 Dragway, the Maryland Two-Cylinder Club, Team Tuna Can Racing, and the Mason Dixon Myotonic Goat Club. He held many positions at the Damascus Community Fair, and his greatest love of all was the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. He was a lifetime member with more than 1,000 volunteer hours in Old MacDonald's Barn. She spent the last 14 years as superintendent.
A celebration of life will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 3 in the Heritage Room of the Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his memory to the Tom Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg, MD 20877.
Obituary for Robert Hensel, 84
Robert Joseph Hensel, 84, passed away on a Monday, December 6, 2021, at his home.
Robert was born on November 9, 1937 in Princeton, IL to the late Verner and Lillian (Reynolds) Hensel. He was a graduate of Ohio High School, Class of 1955. He met and married the late Roberta Mae Wiggim on July 12, 1955, at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Manlius, IL. She passed away July 12, 1989.
Bob was a lifelong farmer. Throughout the years he had milking cows, raised cattle and for more than 60 years, he raised pigs. The grandchildren and great grandchildren all loved to go to Papa Bob's to see the baby pigs. He was also a Seed Corn Dealer for PAG and Cargill Seed. He measured grain bins for several years and also installed carpet for Eckberg's Carpet in Walnut. He also grilled pork chops at the Princeton Homestead Festival for over 30 years.
He loved his family and friends and was always stopping in to visit and catch up with all his loved ones, never meeting a stranger and always willing to share his story.
Bob was a member of the Sportsman Club in Manlius, IL., he was also a member of several Antique and Steam Engine Clubs, way too many to name. He served many different positions at the Limerick Cemetery including but not limited to President, Overseer and Treasurer. He was member of the Manlius Historical Society. He was also a very active member of his church, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Manlius.
Surviving Bob are his five children, Bettie Jo May of Princeton, IL, Robert J. Hensel of San Diego, CA, Richard Hensel of San Diego, CA, William (Arlene) Hensel of Princeville and Ronda (Kurtis) Geldean of Walnut, IL,; six grandchildren, Jared Shepard of Denver, CO, Branden Hensel of Princeville, Amber (Austin) Taylor of Brimfield, Taran (Michael) Cobb of Valdosta, GA, Sadie (Jacob) Robinder of Tampico, and Ellie Geldean of Walnut; two step grandchildren, Eric (Christine) May of Shorewood, IL and Brad (Sue) May of Peru, IL.; seven great grandchildren, Madison, Makenzie, Marleigh and Maddex Leopold, Brantley Taylor, Clea and Brooks Cobb; four step great grandchild, Gracie, Eastin, Ambria and Camden May; two sisters-in-law, Janice (Rod) Attig of Dixon, IL and Nancy (Jerry) Levitt of Wellsville, NY; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding Robert in death are his parents, Verner and Lillian Hensel, his wife, Roberta (7/12/1989), one son in infancy, Johnny R. Hensel, two grandchildren, Angelia Shepard in infancy and Brett Shepard, one brother, Verner Eugene (1963) and one son-in-law, Danny May.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran church of Manlius, IL.
The services for Robert will be private per Robert and the family's request.
Online memorials and condolences may be directed to www.norbergfh.com
Arrangements by Norberg Memorial Home. Inc. & Monuments.
Obituary for Kenny Smith, 85
Kenneth “Kenny” George Smith, age 85 of Caledonia, passed away Monday, November 08, 2021 at the Kingston Residence of Marion.
Kenny was born June 10, 1936 in Marion, the son of Harold Francis and Henrietta (Bird) Smith. He was a 1954 graduate of Claridon High School.
Kenny was a lifelong and devoted farmer. A John Deere man through and through, he collected antique tractors and loved tractor pulling competitions; in fact, he is in the Tractor Pulling Hall of Fame. Kenny enjoyed a spirited game of euchre and tong. He was a faithful member of Trinity Baptist Church, the Ohio Two-Cylinder Club and the Classic Green Club.
He is survived by the mother of his children: Jerry Sandman; their children: Mike (Denise) Smith and Chris (John Harmon) Federer; grandchildren: Tina (Diego) Gross, Nathan (Lauren) Smith, Lindsay (Tom) Weston, Whitney (Matt) Blankenship, Adam (Jen) Huddle and Kenneth Chase (Stacey) Huddle; great grandchildren: Ely, Tiago, Enzo, Knox, Ellison, Sawyer, Sutton, Hunter, Hesten, Emily, Madilynn, Ava, Chase, Rogan and Luella Rue; and his sister Diana K. (Stu Ervay) Mitchell.
Kenny is preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Tom Mitchell.
Visitation will be Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Snyder Funeral Homes, Denzer Chapel, 360 East Center St., Marion from 2PM to 5PM; Funeral service will be Monday at the funeral home at 10AM with Pastor Daniel McCoy officiating; burial will be in Marion Cemetery.
If so desired, donations may be made to Trinity Baptist Church.
The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve the Smith family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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