George E. Troup, age 93 of Clintonville, WI passed away peacefully Friday morning, December 11, 2015 at Cherry Meadows Hospice in Appleton following a brief illness.
George was born on January 8, 1922 in Kentland, IN as the son of the late Lloyd and Jesse (McDonald) Troup. He graduated from Highland High School in Highland, IN. After graduation George served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 until his discharge in 1946. He then began a career as a pipefitter at Sinclair Oil Refinery in Whiting, IN. George married Betty Schweitzer on May 15, 1948 and they lived in Dyer, IN until retiring to Clintonville in 1988 to be closer to their daughters and grandchildren. Betty preceded her husband in death on September 5, 1998. George was a member of Lions International since 1968; serving in both Dyer and Clintonville. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Clintonville. George enjoyed his retirement fishing, golfing, and spending time with his family and good friends. He remained a loyal Chicago Bears fan and was still waiting for the Chicago Cubs to win the World Series.
George is survived by: his daughters, Linda Marksteiner, Stevens Point, WI and Diane Boecker, Menasha, WI; grandchildren: Brian (Kelly) Boecker, Jean (Joshua) Drinkwine, Adam (Jennifer) Marksteiner, and Brad (Elizabeth) Boecker; great-grandchildren: Owen and Nora Marksteiner, Violet Boecker, and Zach Drinkwine; sister, Lola Merneit, Bourbon, IN and sister-in-law, Evelyn Troup, Dyer, IN. Also numerous nieces and nephews. George was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Betty; brothers, Clifford and Norman Troup, and a sister Wilma Jung.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church in Clintonville with Rev. Gerald Schweitzer officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date at St. Rose Catholic Cemetery, also in Clintonville. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville is assisting his family with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, George’s family would appreciate memorials to Theda Care Hospice and the Clintonville Lions Club. His family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Georgen and the staff at Theda Clark Medical Center along with Theda Care Hospice and the staff at Cherry Meadows for the excellent care George received during his stay. An online guestbook for George can be found at www.eberhardtstevenson.com