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2/5/2019 11:06:00 AM
George R. Trojack Sr.
December 14, 1937 - February 3, 2019
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George R. Trojack Sr., 81 of Thayer, Ill., passed away Sunday February 3, 2019 at his home with his wife, daughter and son by his side.

George was born December 14, 1937 in Springfield, Ill., a son of Stephen and Ella (Molen) Trojack. He was a 1956 graduate of Taylorville High School and served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1960.

George married Roberta M. “Bobbie” Beavers June 24, 1961 in Kincaid, Ill. He was a coal miner retiring from Peabody #10 in Pawnee, Ill. and was a member of the Thayer United Methodist Church Thayer, Ill., United Mine Workers of America, Ark & Anchor Lodge #523 A.F. & A.M. Auburn, Ill., the Ansar Shrine in Springfield, Ill. and was a volunteer fireman with the Thayer and Virden Fire Protection districts.

George was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed his home, fishing, camping, gardening and sitting on the front porch. He enjoyed his truck “5 MR T” and riding through the countryside with his Boston Terrier observing the crops, looking for deer, fox, coyote and wild turkey.

George is survived by his wife, “Bobbie” Trojack of Thayer, Ill., a daughter, Gail M. Thomas of Highland Park, Ill., and a son, George R. Trojack Jr. of Chicago, Ill., four grandchildren: Jesse Trojack, Sebastian, Adri and Bobbie Thomas, sister, Marva Gesell of San Diego, Calif. and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant sister, Mary Trojack and sisters, Linda Slang and Ava Trojack.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday February 6, 2019 at Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home Virden, Ill., with Masonic Services at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Funeral Services to follow at 10:45 a.m. Rev. Charles Kurfman officiating. Burial will be in West Cemetery Thayer, Ill. Pallbearers are: Scott Bostick, Ken Morey, Mike Cross, Russ Grady, Mac McGlothlin and  Ed Camacho.

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