Leonard Henry "Dick" Trimpe, 93, Seymour, passed away at 2:10 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Lutheran Community Home, Seymour.
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Dick was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II. As a member of "Tom Brokaw's Greatest Generation," he served with the 741st Tank Battalion that stormed Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion June 6, 1944. For that service, he received the Silver Star and Battlefield citation. He received a field promotion from corporal to second lieutenant, and his Battalion received two Presidential Unit citations. Dick was discharged April 16, 1945. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
Born Feb. 19, 1920, in Jackson County, he was the son of Fredrich William and Mary Sarah (Schafstall) Trimpe. On April 9, 1950, he married Leona Elizabeth Bobb in Seymour with the wedding ceremony performed by Pastor Mack. Leona preceded him in death Oct. 22, 2011. He and Leona owned and operated Trimpe Trucking in Seymour.
Survivors include his son, Jeffrey (Kristy) Trimpe; grandson, Jeffrey "Alex" (Vickie) Trimpe; two great-grandchildren, Cooper Henry and Ava Paige Trimpe; brother, Clarence (Margaret) Trimpe; and two sisters-in-law, Hulda Goecker and Luella (Virgil) Holle.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Amanda Fountain, Viola "Sally" Trimpe and Evelyn Trimpe; brothers, Omer, Virgil, Carl "Bill" and Lawrence "Tom" Trimpe; and a great-granddaughter, Adalyn Elizabeth Trimpe.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour with the Rev. Philip Bloch, the Rev. Ralph Blomenberg and the Rev. James Rodriguez officiating. Burial will follow at Lutheran Cemetery with military graveside rites performed by American Legion 89, VFW 1925, Disabled American Veterans 47 and Korean and Vietnam Veterans 7, all of Seymour.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Burkholder Funeral Chapel and from 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Heritage Room.
Published in Tribune from Mar. 11 to Mar. 15, 2013
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