Clarence Trumble - December 26, 2013

Clarence Trumble, age 71, of Aurora, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 30 at the Aurora United Methodist Church. Pastor Michael Patzloff will officiate. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Hazard Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Aurora United Methodist Church, 1104 A Street. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Methodist Church Scholarship Fund or the Clarence Trumble Scholarship in care of the Hamilton Community Foundation. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at
Clarence Whitman Trumble, the son of Abner Whitman and Mildred Lucille (Hansen) Trumble, was born in Loup City on Sept. 8, 1942.
Clarence grew up in Hazard. He attended Hazard Elementary School and graduated from Litchfield High School in 1960. He served in the United States Navy from 1961 to 1969, where his duties included submarine service. When Clarence returned he went on to graduate from Kearney State College in 1973.
On Nov. 4, 1963 Clarence was married to Judith Vocke at Rapid City, S.D. After finishing his Navy career and graduating from KSC they moved to Aurora in 1974, where Clarence worked at ISSI until March 1997. At that time he went to work for Merrick Machine in Alda until 2008. Clarence served as a Hamilton County commissioner from 2009 to 2012. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Clarence was a member of the Aurora United Methodist Church and the American Legion. He enjoyed golfing, gardening, reading, researching new interests and “puttering.”
He was preceded in death by his parents and infant son, Brian Edward.
Those who remain to cherish his memory are his wife, Judy of Aurora; three sons, Gregg (Kim) Trumble of Phillips, Jeff (Kelly) Trumble of Aurora and Jason Trumble of Phillips; four grandchildren, Jenna Trumble and Zachary Trumble of Phillips and Kaleb Trumble and Hunter Trumble of Aurora; brother, Milan (Peg) Trumble of Lincoln and several nieces and nephews.

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