Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Trowbridge, Sr. age 78, died unexpectedly Monday, November 26, 2018 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Mr. Trowbridge was born on October 23, 1940 to Jack Delmer Trowbridge (1988) and Thelma Clara (Smith) Trowbridge (1998) at the family home on Lisle Street in Kendallville, Indiana. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1959 and married Nyda Dell Gillespie on September 2, 1961 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Avilla. Larry was employed for 26 years with Autojectors in Albion and Avilla before retiring in 2001. He loved hunting and fishing, woodworking, gardening, playing cards, working outdoors, and spending time with his family.
Wife, Nyda Trowbridge of Kendallville.
Son, Larry Trowbridge, Jr. of Kendallville.
Daughter, Clara and Alan Lehman of Indianapolis.
His dogs, Smokey and Copper.
Sister, Helen Gillespie of Garrett.
Sister, Judy Prestchold of Mt. Prospect, Illinois.
Sister, Lois Jean Fredrickson of Kendallville.
Sister, Karen and Allan Conrad of Elkhart.
Sister, Janet and Lyle Vian of Corunna.
Brother, Steve and Pam Trowbridge of Kendallville.
Brother, Daniel and Dena Trowbridge of Kendallville.
Nephews like grandchildren to Larry, Joe and Andrew Trowbridge.
He was preceded in death by nephew, Christopher Trowbridge; sisters, Patricia Engle and Donna Conrad; half brother, Robert Lee Trowbridge; and mother and father-in-law, Donald and Raeburn (McIntosh) Gillespie.
Visitation will be held Friday, November 30, 2018 from 2:00 – 7:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Hite Funeral Home.
Burial will follow at Sweet Cemetery near Albion.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Legion Post 215, LaGrange.
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