April 25, 1949 - Nov 9, 2012 YUKON John J. Troost, 63, was born April 25, 1949, in The Hague, Holland, to Alle P. and Wilhemina J. (Schlosser) Troost. He passed away Nov. 9, 2012, at his home in Yukon, OK. John served in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam from 1967 to 1971. On July 21, 1973, John married Linda Faye Wright in Talcotteville, CT. They moved to Oklahoma in 1977. He was the owner/operator of a truck driving company for 35 years, where he developed many lifelong friendships. He loved his grandkids and was a "Proud Poppy." John also enjoyed working outside in his yard and loved his old cars. He cared so much about so many people and would do anything for anyone. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Linda Troost, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Joseph Scannelli, and grandchildren, Caleigh, Carlie, and Corbyn, all of Yukon; nephew, Aaron Troost, of St. Paul, MN; and mother-in-law, Gertrude Wright, of South Windsor, CT. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Frank Troost. The family would like to thank Good Shepherd Hospice and Dr. Nancy Nagle. With their care, they were able to grant his wish to keep him at home with the help of hospice and his family. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in the Yanda & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in John's name to Called to Care, Inc., P.O. Box 890298, Oklahoma City, OK 73189-0298. Online condolences may be signed at www.yandafuneral.com
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Published in The Oklahoman on Nov. 11, 2012