August 26, 2019

George H. Trout

Died May 14, 2018


George Henry Trout, 84, of St. Helen, formerly of West Branch, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018.

George was born May 5, 1935, to the late Henry and Lucinda (Burt) Trout. He was the youngest of five children. He grew up on his parents’ farm and knew what hard work was. As a carpenter most of his life, he did some wonderful work. George enjoyed fishing, hunting and garage saling. He loved going to South Carolina to see his children down there. He loved the mountains.

On June 27, 1953, he married Virginia June Kozlow. They had eight children. George and Virginia had 41 wonderful years together. Virginia passed away July 12, 1994. This was just after their 41st anniversary.

George met Sandra Russell, and they had 23 years together. They married in December 2016. Sandra survives him and also her families.

George is also survived by children, Kathryn (Randy) Miller of Central Lake, William Trout of Pickens, S.C., Michael (Betty) Trout of West Branch, Deborah Tennat of Belton, S.C., Barbara (Keith) Hiott of Belton, S.C., Rebecca (Charles) Holliday of Anderson, S.C., Douglas (Patty) Trout of West Branch and Mary Elizabeth (Jeff) Delmotte of West Branch; grandchildren, Jason (Carrie), Ginny (Andy), Tony (Shena), Rachel, Jake, Chris, Mellissa, Roseanne, Kayla, Dakota, Allison (Ramon), Libby, Justin (Taylor), Nathan (Amber), Nicole, Madison and Elizabeth; great-grandchildren, Zack, Logan, Lexie, Talon, Gavin, Grant, Abby, Davin, Isabella, Jason, Warren, Brody, Sadie, Kelly, Cameron, Naveh, Aubree, Abbie and Isaiah; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

George was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; parents, Henry and Lucinda (Burt) Trout; siblings and in-laws, Russell (Joyce) Trout, Dorothy (Daniel) Paris, Irene (Dick) Zettle and Gen (Dave) Siefert; and great-grandson, Liam Hiott.

George will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends. He was a great husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

We would also like to thank hospice, homecare staff and all of the staff at The Lighthouse in Roscommon.

Rest in peace, Dad, we love and miss you very much.

Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin Wednesday, May 16, 2018, from 4-8 p.m. The funeral service will be at the funeral home Thursday, May 17, at 1:30 p.m. with visitation starting at 11 a.m. Pastor Roger Green will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family. Online condolences can be shared at


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