Frank J Trobaugh

Frank J Trobaugh, 80, Cave City, KY, formerly of Moline, IL, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 10, 2010.  He was born April 27, 1930 in Rushville, IL to the late Thomas Franklin Trobaugh and Hazel Spires Trobaugh-Mandrell.  He married the former Geraldine “Geri” Lea Hughes on November 16, 1951.

He was a US Army Paratrooper veteran out of Fort Campbell, KY having served during the Korean Conflict.  He worked at Caterpillar for three years before going to John Deere Plow and Planter Works in Moline, IL for eleven years.  He then transferred to and retired from John Deere Davenport Works after 17 years.

Frank was a reflexologist for many years, a member of American Legion and the Moose Club in East Moline, IL.  For approximately thirty years he was a musician who sang and played in local bands.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved watching cartoons with his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine “Geri” Hughes, Cave City; two daughters, Brenda Shirley (Wayne), Glasgow, KY, Penny Hathaway (Slim), Cave City, KY; two sons, Darrell Trobaugh (Colleen), Moline, IL, Wendell Trobaugh, Cave City; a sister, Betty Salter (Don) Bartonville, IL; twelve grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Dale Trobaugh and a sister, Ruby Mullens.

Visitation at the Bob Hunt Funeral Chapel, Cave City, will be from 5 to 8 PM Tuesday, July 13th.  Mr. Trobaugh will then be transported to Esterdahl Mortuary in Moline, IL for final arrangements.


#5 Sherryl Henry 2010-07-19 15:25
Papa you will be forever missed and in our hearts. I have so many memories that I will cherish. Keep watch over us always, until we meet again! I know your in heaven smiling down, no more pain, no more tears, just rewards for a life well lived! Sing with the angels, and my dad! Love you always!
#4 TJ Samson Dialysis 2010-07-13 20:37
We express our deepest sympathy to each of you. Thank you for sharing your family, memories, and a wonderful man with us.
#3 Jessica Trobaugh 2010-07-13 03:36
You are already missed soooo much!!! You brought so much joy and so many happy memories to all of us. It will never be the same without you. I feel so lucky to have you up there watching over me. Love and miss you more than you could imagine. May you rest in peace Papa!!
Love Always, Jessica
#2 Sheila Jones BB&T 2010-07-13 01:12
I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss his smiling face coming into the bank.
#1 Joe & Kathy Estes 2010-07-13 00:53
we are so sorry to hear about frank me remember seeing you all at pauls place
and at D & S auction you all will be in our thoughs and prays rest asure for frank is with god so he is in good hands
Joe & Kathy Estes

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