William John Sanford Trouten

April 15, 1937 - December 23, 2015

04/15/1937 - 12/23/2015

Past Services

Monday December 28, 2015
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Monday December 28, 2015
2:00 pm
Mount Calvary Cemetery Bishop's Chapel
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003

William John Sanford Trouten, 78, of Wheeling, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at Bishop Hodges Continous Care, Wheeling.

He was born April 15, 1937 in Martins Ferry, OH, son of the late William A. and Verna (Matulavich) Trouten.

In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Margaret (Hockenberry) Trouten ; sister, Debbie Kuthy and niece, Amy Roberts.

William was a Catholic by faith, a retired Production Manager at Action Packaging in Washington, PA and a US Army Veteran, member of the Moose Lodge of Wheeling, member of the Cave Club and an avid fast pitch softball pitcher.  William’s high- light of his life was his grandchildren.

The family of William Trouten would like to give their heart felt words of appreciation to all the wonderful staff at Bishop Hodges Continous Care for their compassionate care of Bill at his time of need.

He is survived by two children, Tammy (Robert) Kleeh and Ronald W. Trouten and his companion, Sue, all of Wheeling; sister, Delores (Thomas) Roberts of Bridgeport, OH; six grandchildren, Kerstee, Kenadee, Koltin, Breanne, Courtney and Dana; niece, Kelly (Jeff) Kent; two nephews, Tommy (Laura) Roberts and Chris Roberts and several great nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Monday, December 28, 2015 at 2pm at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Bishop’s Chapel with Msgr. Paul Hudock officiating.

Arrangements handled by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the COPD Foundation c/o tmcfunding.com.

Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.altmeyer.com

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Beverly cash
7 years ago

Tammy, Ron, Dee, I am so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families….to my granddaughters my love is always with you.

Pete & Erin Cuffaro
7 years ago

To the Trouten Family:

We are so sorry to hear about your father.

As a youngster growing up in Elm Grove, he was one of the best softball pitchers and player I have ever seen.

Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

With deepest sympathy,

Pete & Erin Cuffaro

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
7 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of William John Sanford Trouten, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of…..

US Army Veteran, William John Sanford Trouten, “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

carol cassidy
7 years ago

dear tammy, so sorry for your loss. your dad was a good man .I will miss taking care of him and teasing him he will always be remembered, god bless you in my heart and prayers love carol cassidy

Rich Beaver
7 years ago

Sorry for your loss . Billy & I met while pitching against each other in the very late 1950’s or 1960’s . He had many different pitches difficult for opposing batters . Billy & I also pitched for Frank Rosovich’s Subolski’s Junkers in 1964 & also on Andy Kavanas Zane Bar team in 1965 . Billy was a great hitter also & a fierce competitor . We played against each other many times through the years but we were always friends , win or lose . Billy was one of the very best pitchers in the Tri -State area as were his friends , The late Ted Slivinski , Carl Rauscher , Peck Pell , Benny Pervell , Norm Tyler & Ray Melnick . May our good friend Billy Trouten Rest in Peace .

Jay Knapp
7 years ago

While I didn’t know Mr. Trouten, his death is a small reminder of my youth spent at the East End ball fields watching FAST PITCH softball all summer long. To us Moundsville kids it was almost like watching Major Leaguers…….Wednesday nights 9:00. 2 worst teams in the league and 100+ people might be there watching a game without a care in the world, but still rooting for one of the 2 teams to win. I was able to play at the tail end of that ERA, but the” heyday” belonged to Billy Trouten, who loved to pitch a DUDLEY softball (if my memory is right) and many others. Thanks for being a small part of it, Mr. Trouten , and my thoughts and sympathy go out to his family, friends, and old teammates.

Kelli Manning
7 years ago

Tammy,so deeply sorry for your loss prayers are with you and your family ❤