Don LeRoy Trosper, 78, of Danville, passed away at 9:45 PM on Monday, May 12, 2014 at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville. Services will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Pape Family Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams, Danville, IL. 61832. Visitation will be from 11-1 PM on Saturday prior to the service at Pape’s. Further Light Masonic service at 10:30 AM Saturday before the visitation. Burial will be at Thomas Cemetery in Newport, IN.
Don was born March 8, 1936 in Danville to Claude Edward and Mary (Fink) Trosper. He attended Fairchild grade school, Danville High School Class of 1955, and graduated from Lincoln College with a degree in insurance. Don served in the US Navy for 8 years during peacetime. He worked for Bulkmatic as a truck driver for many years. Don was a member of the Northside Nazerene Church and the Further Light Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed motorcycles, joking and pranking, music, and playing guitar and accordion as well as several other instruments. He was a very hard worker. Don would work sun up to sun down and hoped to pass that work ethic onto his grandchildren. He loved his grandchildren and enjoyed the most spending quality time with all of them.
Don married Juanita Trosper and they shared 24 years of marriage. He then married his loving wife, Melinda Brown, on February 14, 2005 in Danville. She survives. Also surviving are his seven children, Cindy (Bruce) Seyman of Indianapolis,IN, Randal Lee (the late Linda) Trosper of Georgetown, Donna (Scott) Taylor of Kingman, IN, Ronda (Brad) Holycross of Olivet, Don LeRoy (Cheryl) Trosper, Jr. of Baldwin City, KS, Courtney Peterson of Georgetown, and Lindsey (Michael) Boggess of Mattoon; twelve grandchildren, Michael Trosper, Brandi Ryan, Heather Smith, Thomas Trosper, Ryan Mosier, Kenzie Urban, Jessica Gregert, Leslie Krause, Becky Rutan, Shannon Trosper, Andrew Trosper, and Hannah Jennings; twenty-one great grandchildren; one brother, Paul (Janet) Trosper of Danville; two sisters, Marilyn (Danny) McGinley of Hoopeston and Shirley Lambert of Danville; two special cousins, Raymond Lacey of Danville and Judy Stockdale of Waynetown, IN; and his faithful companion, his loving dog Manny. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. Don loved his family more than anything and always knew how to put a smile on their faces. He will be greatly missed.