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Obituary: Leonard Trimpe, Seymour

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Leonard Henry “Dick” Trimpe, 93, of Seymour, passed away at Lutheran Community Home in Seymour on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 2:10 p.m.

Leonard was born February 19, 1920, in Jackson County, the son of Fredrich William and Mary Sarah (Schafstall) Trimpe. Dick was a US Army Veteran serving during WWII. As a member of “Tom Brokaw’s Greatest Generation,” he served with the 741 Tank Battalion that stormed Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion. For that service, he received the Silver Star and Battlefield citation. He was a 2nd Lieutenant, and his Battalion received two Presidential Unit citations. Dick was discharged on April 16,1945.

On April 9, 1950 he married Leona Elizabeth Bobb in Seymour with the wedding ceremony performed by Pastor Mack. Leona preceded him in death on October 22, 2011. He and Leona owned and operated Trimpe Trucking in Seymour.

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour V.F.W. and American Legion.

He is survived by his son, Jeffrey (Kristy) Trimpe; grandson, Jeffrey “Alex” (Vickie) Trimpe; two great-grandchildren, Cooper Henry and Ava Paige Trimpe; a brother, Clarence (Margaret) Trimpe and two sisters-in-law, Hulda Goecker and Luella (Virgil) Holle.

His parents; sisters, Amanda Fountain, Viola “Sally” Trimpe and Evelyn Trimpe; brothers, Omer, Virgil, Carl “Bill” and Lawrence “Tom”; and a great-granddaughter, Adalyn Elizabeth Trimpe, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour with the Rev. Philip Bloch, the Rev. Ralph Blomenberg and the Rev. James Rodriguez officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Burkholder Funeral Chapel and from 10 a.m. until service time at the church.

Burial will follow at Lutheran Cemetery with military graveside rites performed by the American Legion #89, V.F.W. #1925, D.A.V. #47 and Viet Nam #7 all of Seymour.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church “Heritage Room.”

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