Funeral services for Kenneth LeRoy Trottman, 85, of Spokane Valley will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 at Redeemer Lutheran Church at 3606 Schafer Road in Spokane Valley. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 at Hennessey Valley Funeral Home at 1315 North Pines Road in Spokane Valley.
He died Sunday, Jan. 8 at Regency at North Point care facility in Spokane.
Kenneth LeRoy Trottman was born July 30, 1937, in Flandreau, SD, to Lester and Maybelle Trottman. He grew up in the Flandreau area. The family later moved to the Brandon, SD, area where he graduated from Brandon High School.
After high school he served in the United States Marine Corps reserves for six years. He worked in construction in the Sioux Falls, SD, area where he helped build an atomic power plant. He later worked as a machinist in Minneapolis, MN.
He married Karen Rae Tidemann Dec. 1, 1962, in Sioux Falls and the couple moved to Minneapolis where they began their family. Their daughter, Tamara, and son, Timothy, were born before the family moved to Longmont, Colo., where he worked in construction before the family moved to the Spokane area.
Kenneth worked as a machinist for Keytronics in Spokane where their daughters Kristen and Melanie were born. He later worked in sales for Curtis Industries, Globemaster, Turco and Johnson-Diversey before he retired in 2002.
He and his family enjoyed vacations and hunting at their cabin in the Newport, WA, area.
He is survived by his wife, Karen, of Spokane Valley; son, Timothy, of Spokane Valley; and daughters Tamara (Douglas) Kaiser of Newman Lake, Kristen (Tony) Presho of Spokane and Melanie Jennings of Montana. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by his brothers James (Virginia) Trottman of Sioux Falls, Roger (Rita) of Houston, Texas, Dennis of Sioux Falls and Charles of Plano, Texas; and sister, Leslee (Pat) Murray of Wasilla, AK. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Billy Joe and David; and his sister Gloria Van Zittern.
Please share your memories of Kenneth on his Tribute Wall.