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Dean Troutt


April 13, 1923
April 22, 2017

Visitation Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:00 am at Day Macz Funeral Home, Sandoval
Funeral Thursday, April 27, 2017 11:00 am at Day Macz Funeral Home, Sandoval

Dean Troutt, 94, of Sandoval passed away at 3p.m. on April 22, 2017 at Doctors Nursing Home in Salem, IL.

Dean was born on April 13, 1923, in Carrigan Township, to John Henry and Lena Myrtle (Hoffmann) Troutt.

He married the love of his life, Becky (Atchison) Troutt on January 25, 1942. She preceded him in death on August 10, 1987. He shared the last 25 years with the second love of his life, Ellie Sulcer, and she survives him in Sandoval.
Also, survived by son, Marvin Troutt and wife Helen; daughter Debbie Swagler and husband Terry; grandchildren, Andy Troutt, Dustin Troutt and wife Nicky, Mark Troutt, Marleen Troutt Shepherd; great-grandchild Isaiah Shepherd; step-grandchildren, Jill Chambers, Trent Swagler and wife Shanda; step-greatgrandchildren, Taylor, Dexter, and Xada, nieces, nephews, cousins, and his special caregivers at Doctors Nursing Home.

He is also loved and missed by his dog, “Edie” who adopted him in September 2013. The mention of her name put a smile on his face. Even on his darkest days.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his son, Steve Troutt on May 31, 1997, his parents, his sister, Fern Hester and husband Orvil, brother, Lester Troutt and wife Erma, special brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bob and Nancy Comper.

Dean was an entrepreneur, buying land and farming as a young husband and father, and throughout his life. He was known for raising the “best” strawberries for nearly fifty years. Dean was a pioneer in the fiberglass industry, as general manager of Bergan Built he traveled the country to job sites. He was proud that they manufactured the original tram seats for the St. Louis Arch and the original dome on the Famous Barr at St. Clair Square Mall. Later in life, he started TC Plastics, a custom fiberglass molding business.

Dean had an amazing wit and sense of humor until his last hours leaving his family and friends with many precious memories. He was a proud Lifetime Member of the Moose Organization. He loved to dance.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend visiting hours from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Day Macz Funeral Home in Sandoval. A celebration of life service will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home where family and friends will dedicate a tribute to Dean. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family ask that memorial contributions in Dean’s memory be made to the Centralia Humane Society (House of Hope), The Sandoval Cemetery, or the Charity of the donor’s choice. On-line condolences and memories of Dean may be shared with the family at or on their Facebook page.