flag image
Form Wealth Management

Obituaries

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.

Comments ()
spacer
Community Bank
Site Search

Obituary Search
spacer
LAKE GENEVA AREA REALTY
Young Auditorium
Regional News
October
arrow
S M T W T F S
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031
Born October 22nd
1882: N.C. Wyeth, painter famous for his illustrations of Treasure Island and Robin Hood.
1887: John Reed, American journalist, poet and revolutionary, (Ten Days That Shook the World).
1903: George Beadle, American geneticist.
1919: Doris Lessing, novelist (Children of Violence, The Golden Notebook).
1920: Timothy Leary, American psychologist who experimented with psychedelic drugs.
October 22nd
in history
1918: The cities of Baltimore and Washington run out of coffins during the Spanish Inflenza epidemic.
1938: Chester Carlson invents the photocopier. He tries to sell the machine to IBM, RCA, Kodak and others, but they see no use for a gadget that makes nothing but copies.
1954: As a result of the Geneva accords granting Communist control over North Vietnam, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes a crash program to train the South Vietnamese Army. Vietnam's civilian war makers.
1955: The prototype of the F-105 Thunder Chief makes its maiden flight. Republic Aircraft's F-105 Thunderchief, better known as the 'Thud,' was the Air Force's warhorse in Vietnam.
1962: U.S. reveals Soviet missile sites in Cuba. President Kennedy orders a naval and air blockade on further shipment of military equipment to Cuba. Following a confrontation that threatens nuclear war, Kennedy and Khrushchev agree on October 28 on a formula to end the crisis. On November 2 Kennedy reports that Soviet missile bases in Cuba are being dismantled.