Raymond "Ray" M. Trosen, age 84, of Burlington, died Monday, January 7, 2019 at Great River Medical Center Hospice House.
Born April 13, 1934 in Burlington, he was the son of Fred and Virginia (Bloomer) Trosen. He married Judith Richardson in 1954, they later divorced. He married Marti Sly June 21, 2003 in Burlington.
Ray graduated from Burlington High School in 1953 and attended Burlington Jr. College for 1 year. He was a dealer at the casino for 15 years and worked in retail.
He was a former vice president of the Steamboat Senior Citizen's Center. He was a huge Bears, Hawkeyes and Cubs fan. He loved playing football as a youth, gambling, fishing, watching football, and wrestling, playing cards, and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Marti; six daughters, Elizabeth (Kevin) Keck of Apache Jct., AZ, Amy Oliver of Melborne, FL, Cynthia Tschetter of Kokomo, IN, Jennifer (Mark) Lunghoffer of Valparaiso, IN, Amy Purdum of Burlington, IA and Apryl Green of Augusta, KS; one son, Samuel (Danni) Bindel of Bellvue, NE; nineteen grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; three great- great grandchildren; two sisters, Alberta Hubbard of Little Rock, AR and Virginia (Vince) Clark of Pahrump, NV; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and six sisters.
Pastor Jim Trosen will officiate. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
A memorial has been established.
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My heartfelt condolences to Marti and the Trosen family. Ray was one of the sweetest people I have ever met. Without him my mother would have never known what a casino looks like from the inside. On behalf of the entire Toth family, rest in peace Ray.
Sincere sympathy to his wife Marti and family on the Lisa of their loved one . I was able to enjoy working with Ray at the casino and recently was able to join him and a group of deal dealers playing cards at his his home.
Cathy and Sam Simpson
So many wonderful family memories too numerous to start mentioning. Love ❤️ you Uncle Ray. So blessed to have had such a nice person for an Uncle. Love to all the family, especially Marti, Liz, Amy, Jennifer and Cyndi.
I got to know Ray when he and Virginia started at North Hill School in the 4th grade. Ray and his close friend, Jack Williams, were the leaders of our football and basketball teams and they continued that through high school. I always enjoyed keeping in touch with Ray at our high school reunions and relive old memories. He will be greatly missed. My sympathy to Ray's family and to Virginia. John Koelling, Eugene, Oregon
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