KENNETH JAMES TROUT, 81, of Fort Wayne, died on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at his home. Born May 18, 1932, in Scotts bluff, Neb., he was a son of the late Clifford J. and Evelyn E. (Howell) Trout. His formative years were spent in west Nebraska. The family then moved to Phoenix, Ariz. where he graduated from high school. He received a Bachelor's of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona and a Masters in Business Administration from Indiana University. He served in the United States Air Force until 1956. On Jan. 20, 1962, he was united in marriage to Nancy Jane Myers. They made their home in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Trout died on March 26, 2006. In 1959, he joined Magnavox which later became North American Phillips, as a manufacturing engineer. He retired in 1993 with 34 years of service. He was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church. Surviving include a daughter, Carol Jane Trout of Fort Wayne; a son, James W. (Eva) Trout of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Courtney, Natalie and Cameron Trout; and four brothers, Clifford "Jack" (Patty) Trout of Payson, Ariz., Edward "Jerry" (Martha Mae) Trout of Phoenix, Ariz., Virgil D. (Phyllis) Trout of Sedona, Ariz., and Robert G. Trout of Glendale, Ariz. Funeral service is 3 p.m. Saturday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City, with visitation from 1 to 3 p.m. Burial will take place at a later date in Greenhill Cemetery, Columbia City. Preferred memorials are to the
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Oct. 10, 2013
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