Edwin Trueblood 1919 - 2011 Topeka
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Edwin Trueblood, 92, Topeka, passed away July 9, 2011 at McCrite Plaza.
Edwin was born January 3, 1919 in Lucerne KS, the son of Earl J. and Florence (Karnes) Trueblood. He graduated from Sheridan Community High School in 1938.
He joined the United States Army and served in WWII in Company A 2nd Signal Battalion 19th Corps and the 9th Army. He attended OCS and was released with the rank of Captain. Edwin received a Bronze Star and several other metals.
Edwin married Doris Messamore October 6, 1946. In 1965 he accepted a position as a rural letter carrier with the US Postal Service. He was a farmer all of his adult life. Recently the Kansas Farm Bureau designated his family farm as a Century farm. Edwin was a member of the VFW and Kansas and National Rural Letter Carrier Association.
Before his wife, Doris, passed away in April of 2001 they enjoyed traveling together and playing cards. Edwin lived most of his life around the Hoxie and Norton, Kansas, area until August of 2010 when he moved to Topeka to be closer to family.
Survivors include his children, Linda Hubbard, Topeka, Michael Trueblood (Dara), Inman SC, Marsha Pomes (Michael), Lawrence; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; stepbrother, Duffer Mauck, Hoxie KS, three stepsisters, Bernadine Cobb, Bonnie Czerenda, Elaine Kramer, all of Kansas City; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Clayton Trueblood, who died serving in WWII in 1944; a son-in-law, Stan Hubbard in April of 2007; a sister, Vida Perrill in April of 2011; and a stepbrother, Dr. Harold Mauck.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home, 2801 SW Urish Rd., Topeka KS 66614. There will be a visitation at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011 and funeral service will follow at 10 a.m. at Mickey-Leopold Funeral Chapel in Hoxie KS. Burial will follow at Bow Creek Cemetery in Hoxie KS with Military Honors.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association or donor’s choice sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to www.kevinbrennanfamily.com.
This information was provided to the Journal-World as a paid tribute.