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John V. Trotta

Died: Friday, January 04, 2013
Age: 83
John V. Trotta, 83, Lake Geneva, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Janesville.

He was born Sept. 8, 1929, in Kenosha, the son of Frank and Sophie Agoseinevch Trotta. He married Bernadean Fish June 20, 1953. She preceded him in death July 9, 2009. He was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus 3rd degree.

After retirement, John enjoyed walking around the city of Lake Geneva on a daily basis. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was the head maintenance man for Central-Denison School.

John is survived by his three daughters, Michelle (Bruce) Nelson, Lake Geneva, Colette (Hayes Smith) Trotta, Kenosha, and Peggy (Rob) Fraser, Lake Geneva; three grandchildren, Angela and Sabrina Nelson and Hannibal Hayes Christopher Smith; one great-grandchild, Zora Smith; and one sister, Isabelle Olson, Kenosha.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Marion Tufts; and two brothers, Frank and Raymond Trotta. Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Lake Geneva, with the Rev. James Scheurman officiating.

Visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Burial will be at the Roselawn Memory Gardens Cemetery, Delavan Township, at a later date.The Steinke Funeral Home, Lake Geneva, assisted the family with arrangements. For online guest registry, go to www.steinkefuneralhomeinc.com.

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