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Monday, November 9, 2009 Mourns the Passing of James Roy Troxel

James Roy (Dugan) Troxel, 78, of rural Dewitt died Thursday, Oct. 29, at St. John's Hospital, Springfield. Cremation rites were accorded at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton.
Dugan was the son of Jay and Nellie Crum Troxel of Troxel Brothers Grocery in Wapella. He was a graduate of Wapella High School Class of 1949.
He married Shirley Ann Reynolds in Decatur, Oct. 19, 1968. She survives along with a daughter, Tawnya Fogarty, Chattanooga, Tenn; a stepson, Rick Reynolds, Wapella (WHS 80) and a sister, Iona (Vincent) Murphy (WHS 45), Wapella. His parents, two brothers, Eugene (who taught and coached at Wapella High) and Dean Troxel, a son, Terry Joe Troxel and a stepson, Larry Reynolds Jr preceded him in death.
He was a tool maker for R.W. Corp. for 42years and a retired member of I.A.M. He was an avid motorcycle rider, fisherman and camper.

Our condolences to the Troxel and Reynolds families.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dugan was a great neighbor and fine citizen of Wapella. I have many great memories of he, Pat, Terry Joe, and Tawnya while growing up in Wapella. They gave us our first cat when I was in the 4th grade. I finally found out how he got the name "Dugan". He was named after a comic book character, Jimmy Dugan, who had a dog that looked like Petey from the Little Rascals. He was originally called Jimmy Dugan, but the Jimmy was dropped, thus Dugan. Thanks to Pat for that great bit of history. Thanks for the memories Dugan, you are an all around great guy. Best regards, Steve Rousey

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