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Obituaries

Obituaries

William A. Troelstrup 1928 - 2009 Tallahassee, Fla.

Tallahassee, Fla. — Funeral services for William A. “Bill” Troelstrup, 81, Tallahassee, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Culley’s Meadow Wood Chapel in Tallahassee.
Mr. Troelstrup died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, in Tallahassee.
He was born March 30, 1928, in Princeton, Minn., the son of Arch W. and Annabelle Peterson Troelstrup.
Mr. Troelstrup was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II.
He was a graduate of the University of Missouri as well as the FBI National Academy.
Mr. Troelstrup moved to Tallahassee in 1967 from Lawrence, Kan., where he had been the chief of police. He was employed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement from 1967 to 1979 when he retired. He had been the director of operations and later served as the commissioner under Gov. Askew.
He enjoyed growing and sharing his prize roses.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Joan Knowles Troelstrup, of the home; two sons, William W. and Michael B. and wife Lynne, Tallahassee; a daughter: Teresa “Terry” Edmonson, Lawrence; a brother, John F., Chicago; a sister, Susan Gabert, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; five grandchildren, Michael and Thomas Troelstrup, and Jason, Shaun and Adam Edmonson; and a great-grandson, Matthew Edmonson.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn.
Friends may call one hour before the service at the chapel.
The family suggests memorials to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308.