Donald L. Troutman

December 17, 1947 - June 26, 2020
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Donald L. Troutman, 72, of Womelsdorf, passed away June 26, 2020 at 3:32 PM in his residence. He was the husband of Victoria (Evans) Troutman. They celebrated 51 years of marriage on April 26th. Born in West Reading, he was a son of the late Harold E. and Mary A. (Kantner) Troutman. Donald was a graduate of Governor Mifflin H.S., attended Penn State for business and graduated Pace Institute. He served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War with the 87th Engineers and military intelligence at the Presidio. He was a member of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Reading and sang in their choir. He served as a Boy Scout leader at Christ (Yocom’s) Lutheran Church. Donald started his career working for his father – Harold E. Troutman Excavating form 1965-1982, then over the road driver for L&M Trucking for 3 years and in 1985 started Donald L. Troutman Excavating and operated it until 2017. While operating his excavating business he was a subcontractor to Irish Creek Excavating and later Strickler Excavating. He and his wife were operators of Peiffer’s General Store, Bethel from 2006-2009. He was a member of Pennwyn Motor Assn, Newmanstown A.A., Williamson Lodge No. 307 F&AM, Womelsdorf, Rajah Shriners, NRA, Wood House Camp, Blackwell, PA and the YR Club, Wyomissing. He was a former member of Clover Park A.A., Shillington. Donald enjoyed hunting, gardening, anything that could be accomplished with a backhoe, Travel-Switzerland, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, French Polynesia, New England, Wyoming, New Mexico were among his favorites. In addition to his loving wife Victoria, he is survived by his sister – Christine wife of Bil Kahler, Mohnton, his nieces and nephews – Rebecca wife of Peter Hohl, Kennesaw, GA, Charles M. Evans, IV husband of Cassie, Leesport, Mary wife of DooSong Jung, Dover, PA, Abraham J. Evans, NC, Sarah R. Evans, Golden, CO., Melissa A. wife of Bruce Lessig, Adamstown, great Nieces & Nephews – Isaac, Abigail, Emily, Cedrick, Cessily, Jaden, Christian, Dakota & Colt, Brother-in-laws – Scott D. wife of Claudia Evans, Charles M. Evans, III husband of Linda, Aunt Sylvia Heck, VA, Uncle David husband of Connie Kantner, Cornwall, PA and many cousins. Funeral services from Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., One East Lancaster Ave., Shillington on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 11:00 AM. Rev. Robert G. Argot, Jr. will officiate. Interment with military honors rendered by the U.S. Army and Ray A. Master Am. Legion Post # 217 in Christ (Yocom’s) Cemetery, Grill. Viewing on Sunday, July 5, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 PM. Masonic services conducted by Williamson Lodge No. 307 F&AM at 7:00 PM. Please remember Donald by making a contribution to Shriners Hospital for Children c/o Rajah Shriners, P.O. Box 40, Blandon, PA 19510 or Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 421 Windsor Street, Reading, PA 19601. www.kleefuneralhome.com

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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, July 5, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

Address:

One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Masonic Services conducted by Williamson Lodge No. 307 F&AM at 7:00 PM


Service Information

Date: Monday, July 6, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

Address:

One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Rev. Robert G. Argot, Jr. will officiate


Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, July 6, 2020

Christ Yocom's Lutheran Church Cemetery

Address:

840 Philadelphia Avenue
Grill, PA 19607

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Military Honors rendered by the U.S. Army and Ray A. Master American Legion Post #217


Donation Information

Shriners Hospital for Children

c/o Rajah Shrine
P.O. Box 40
Blandon, PA 19510

Holy Spirit Lutheran Church

421 Windsor Street
Reading, PA 19601

 

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Born: December 17, 1947
Died: June 26, 2020

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Paul Chen posted on 9/23/20

I remember Don as one of our leaders at Boy Scout Troop 265 at Christ Yocum Church in Grill, PA back in the 1970s. He was an easy-going fellow, and worked hard to make us boys not only have a good time with Boy Scout skills, but also to encourage us to think and make good decisions in life. I recall he always wanted to be called "Donny" and not "Mr. Troutman." Later on, as an adult myself, I became a Boy Scout leader partly due to Don's (as well as my dad's) example. He had great integrity and my brothers and I remember him fondly. He will be missed.

 

David Kantner posted on 7/1/20

Dear Vicky, We express to you our sincere sympathy and love. You two made the prefect couple and I know your 51 years of marriage was simply special to you both. Stay Well and Stay Safe. Love, Dave and Connie Kantner

 

Sharon Santaspirt posted on 7/1/20

Dear Vicky, Gary and I are very sorry to see that Donald passed away. I remember well when we first met you both at Summit Chase We always enjoyed and looked forward to seeing you two at your Bethel General store. Please take care and know that we are thinking of you, Fondly, Sharon Santaspirt

 

Kindall Wann posted on 6/30/20

My condolences, and prayers to the family. He sounded like an amazing fella by what is shared in his story above about him! Thank you sir for your service, and all you did to make this world a better place. Rest now for your job on Earth is done, sing with the Angels sir. Kindall Wann Womelsdorf Fire

 

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