Walter D. Trowbridge, Sr.

February 13, 1941 - November 05, 2021

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Thursday, November 11, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Friday, November 12, 10:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Walter D. Trowbridge, Sr., 80, of Kendallville, Indiana, died Friday, November 5, 2021, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

He was born February 13, 1941, in Kendallville to Bert and Hazel (Acker) Trowbridge.

On September 30, 1961, in Kendallville he married Patricia Johnston.

Mr. Trowbridge retired from Reliable Tool & Machine Company in Kendallville where he was a toolmaker.

Walter enjoyed genealogy and photography. He was a family-man and dearly loved attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and programs at school.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Trowbridge of Kendallville; two sons, Walter Trowbridge, Jr. of Albion and Scott Trowbridge of Hendersonville, North Carolina; three daughters, Madonna Trowbridge of Pennsylvania, Melissa (Kyle) Baker of Kendalville and Sarah (Matthew) Crupe of Avilla; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Gloria (Bob) Lash of Huntertown; and a brother, Duane (Sharil) Trowbridge of Fort Wayne.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Mason Trowbridge; a great-grandson, Darryl Stover; a sister, Emma Linville-Sleesman; four brothers, Robert Trowbridge, Lowell Trowbridge, Lauren Trowbridge, and Charles Trowbridge.

Funeral services will be Friday, November 12, 2021, at 10 a.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Pastor Chris Mosley officiating.

Burial will follow at Sweet Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers are his grandsons, Eric Crupe, Parker Crupe, and Tyler Baker. Active pallbearers are Walter Trowbridge, Jr., Walter Trowbridge, III, Timothy Gilbert, Matthew Crupe, and Kyle Baker.

Visitation is Thursday, November 11, 2021, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Walter’s funeral service on Friday will also live stream on the Young Family Funeral Home Facebook page beginning at 10 a.m. for those unable to attend.

Preferred memorials may be directed to Riley Hospital for Children.

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Guest Book

Jessica Warren
November 16th, 2021 6:34pm

Scott & Madonna Im so sorry to hear the passing of your father. Many hugs and prayers sent to you all. My thoughts are with you . Hugs! Jess

Darlene Rowe Howard
November 12th, 2021 11:50pm
Mt. Washington, Ky.

So sorry to hear this. I went to school with Walt. We graduated from Rome City. Great fella.

scott a trowbridge
November 12th, 2021 12:45am

Dad im so sorry i cant be there with you i will miss you so very much

Lynn Liebing
November 9th, 2021 10:05pm
Avilla Indiana

I have fond memories while working with Walt at Reliable. May time heal your sorrow May friends ease your pain May peace replace heartache Warmest memories remain. Lynn Liebing

Ray keene
November 8th, 2021 2:19pm

Rest in peace my friend

Jack, Beth and Hannah
November 8th, 2021 12:29am

The family is in our thoughts and prayers ❤️

Madonna C Benson
November 7th, 2021 8:32pm

Rest in peace

Dick Mapes
November 7th, 2021 8:24pm
Oceanside California

Condolences to cousin Butch’s family, he was a very nice man! Our moms were sisters, may he rest in peace