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Charles L. Trotter
Charles L. Trotter
Charles L. Trotter, age 72 of Juda, died Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at University Hospital, Madison, following a short illness. He was born on May 3, 1936 in Argyle, Wisconsin, the son of Wilbert and Mae (Lutz) Trotter. Charlie attended Juda High School and married Joyce E. Arnsmeier on June 27, 1952 in Dubuque, Iowa. Following their marriage, he worked as a cheesemaker, owned a Mobil gas station in Monroe, drove a semi for Whitehead Trucking, and for the last 20 years has been employed in the Tire Department at Monroe Farm and Fleet. He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church in Juda, liked fishing and camping, and was an avid Wisconsin Badger fan that enjoyed his season tickets to the Lady Basketball Badgers. Charlie loved spending time with his family and attending his children's and grandchildren's sporting events. He was always eager to lend a hand fixing lawnmowers and other small engines.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joyce Trotter of Juda; four children, Heidi (Steve) Miller of Brodhead, Scott Trotter of Winston-Salem, N.C., Phillip (Sue) Trotter, and Kim (Sue) Trotter, all of Juda; twelve grandchildren; one great-grandson; sisters, Kate Friedrich of Monroe and Elaine (Jim) Kingston of Janesville; a brother, Nate (Carolyn) Trotter of Janesville; and his loyal Jack Russell Terrier, Izzi.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Tami Francois; a brother, Billy Trotter; and a sister, Darlene Trotter.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 12, 2009, at the Juda Zion United Methodist Church with Rev. Thomas Miller officiating. Interment will follow in State Line Cemetery, Rock Grove Township, Illinois. A visitation will be held on Sunday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, Monroe. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established in Charles' name.