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Obituary for Gene Trost

May 24, 1930 - September 5, 2016
Creston, Iowa | Age 86


Gene Trost, 86, of Creston; formerly of the Lenox and Kent areas, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2016 at the Afton Care Center.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Powers Funeral Home junction of highway 34 & 25 in Creston. Pastor Doug Brunell will officiate.

Burial will be at North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox.

Visitation with family receiving friends will be 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston.

Memorial may be directed to the family to be decided at a later date. Online condolences may be given at

Gene Edwin Trost, son of Ruth (Bartrem) Trost and Joseph Carl Trost, was born May 24, 1930 in Lenox, Iowa. He graduated from Lenox High School in 1947.
Gene and Gert Kitt were united in marriage on December 11, 1950 in Des Moines. They settled south of Kent, Iowa where Gene began farming. To this union six children were born.

In 1977, Gene remarried Yavette Kimball in Reno, Nev. They continued to farm until 2000, when they retired in Arizona. When Yavette passed away in 2008, Gene moved back to Iowa.

Gene is survived by three sons, Mark Trost of Creston, Rod (Lori) Trost of Lincoln, Neb. and Jon (Laura) Trost of Cromwell; three daughters, Cindy (Richard Cunningham) Waske of Creston, Peggy (Eduardo) Noel and Tammy Trost, both of Merced, Calif.; a stepdaughter Piper Kimball of Calif. and a stepson Rick Kimball of N.D.; former daughter-in-law, Tammy Magers of Creston; 11 grandchildren, Tammy and Katie; Kristen, Erin, Kim and Jesse; Tara, Casey and Kendra; Hanna and Miranda; 8 great-grandchildren, Cassandra, Aspen, Oliver, Brodie, Brayden, Aubree, Mikah and Kavon; a brother Donald Trost of Ankeny; a sister, Mildred Reynolds of Torrance, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Yavette, his parents Joe and Ruth, 2 sisters Margaret Boone and Dorothy Poore; his brother, Raymond Trost, 3 brothers-in-law Yale Lillie, Howard Poore and Jerry Reynolds, nephew Richard Lillie, and 2 sisters-in-law, Dorothy and Isabel Trost.



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