MADISON - Aleksas J. 'Lex' Trotter, 21, formerly of Racine, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, April 19, 2008, at his residence in Madison. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii August 27, 1986, son of Dr. John and Dr. Dana (nee: Rozenas) Trotter. Aleksas was a graduate of Prairie School "Class of 2004" and had attended Marquette University. He was last residing in Madison. Lex was a young man of many exceptional talents. For years, Lex lived and breathed gymnastics and trained at the Swiss Turners Gymnastic Academy of Milwaukee. He was a Wisconsin State Champion in the vault and floor exercises and qualified for Nationals two years in a row. Following an injury to his shoulder, Lex was unable to compete competitively, but through his website, he was able to keep many relationships worldwide in gymnastics with his reviews, video clips, and commentary. Lex was also an accomplished pianist, remarkable writer, brilliant photographer, and wonderfully artistic. He will be dearly missed. Left to cherish his memories and mourn his loss are his parents, Dr. John and Dr. Dana Trotter of Racine; his sisters and brothers, Alia Sweis of Tucson, Ariz., Alana Trotter of Madison, Michael Trotter, Marcus Trotter, both of Racine; his grandparents, Hattie Trotter, Elena Rozenas; dear friends, Arik Williams and Caitlan Hart; aunts, uncles, other relatives, and many other friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Dr. Aleksas Rozenas. Funeral services will be held at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 1015 4 Mile Road, Saturday, April 26, 2008, 10 a.m. with Rev. Michael Mueller and Rev. Carol Baumgartner officiating. Interment will follow at Mound Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Friday from 4 until 7 p.m. and Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Memorials in Aleksas' name to Matanya's Hope (relief for the Aids orphans in Kenya, Africa), P.O. Box 562, Homewood, Ill. 60430 USA, have been suggested. MARESH-MEREDITH AND ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME 803 Main Street 634-7888
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Published in Racine Journal Times on April 22, 2008