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Robert Trost

May 12, 1928 — December 18, 2019

Robert Trost

Robert Walter Trost, 91, of Charlevoix passed away at his home on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 surrounded by his family.  He was born on May 12, 1928 in Manitowoc, WI.

After graduating high school, Robert served in the United States Army during the Korean War.  Upon returning home to Wisconsin in 1954, he met the love of his life, Dorothy Mae Wichlacz.  The two of them wed on June 23, 1956 in Two Rivers, WI.  He also began working at Medusa Cement Company that year.  In 1967, they moved to Charlevoix, where Robert continued to work at Medusa until 1990.  Robert loved spending time with his kids and grandkids.  His passion was gardening and taking care of anything that grew.

Robert is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy Trost; his three children, Don Trost of Northport, FL, Lynne (Martin) VandenAkker, of Williamsburg, MI and Bonita Springs, FL, and Lori (Pat) Mitchell of Charlevoix; his son-in-law, Jim (Jamie) Klooster of Charlevoix; nine grandchildren, Eric Klooster (Teresa Wadysz), Mark Klooster, Chelsie (Mark) Deschenes, Amanda (Ryan) O’Neil, Bethany Trost, Caitlin Mitchell (Nikhil Andrews), Clayton (Haley) Mitchell, Andrew Mitchell (Julie Kryska), and Jacob Mitchell; nine great-grandchildren, Caideanne, Westley and Austin Klooster, Landon, Liam, and Benjamin Deschenes, Logan and Connor O’Neil, and Charlotte Mitchell; and his sister, SR Jeanette Trost.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Bill Trost; his daughter, Betty Klooster; and his daughter-in-law, Tracy Jane Trost.

A funeral mass will take place at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 21 at St Mary’s Catholic Church, 1005 Bridge St, Charlevoix, MI 49720.  Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service, also at the church.  Interment to follow mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Munson Hospice, 1105 Sixth St. Traverse City, MI 49684.

Please sign his online guestbook at  Arrangements are in the care of the Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.

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