Richard L. Trotter
CLACKAMAS, Ore. — The Rev. Richard Lewis Trotter died on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Clackamas, Ore., at 93 years of age. He was born on Nov. 9, 1919, in Bureau County, Ill., to parents Roy Gordon and Sadie (Carrico) Trotter.
Dick attended school in Sheffield, graduating in 1937. He attended Western State Teacher's College, Macomb, for two years and taught at the Old Manlius Rural School for three years. After a two-year stint at Caterpillar Tractor Co. in Peoria, during World War II, he attended the University of Illinois and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1946. He attended the Chicago Theological Seminary for one year and received a Bachelor of Divinity in 1949 from Andover Newton Seminary in Boston, Mass.
On June 5, 1949, he married Elma Catherine Sathoff in Peoria. To this union four children were born. During his 21 years in the ministry, he served the First Congregational Church of Mendon, Berea Congregational Church of Davenport, Iowa, Trinity United Protestant Church of Richland, Wash., and Condon United Church of Christ (UCC) of Condon, Ore.
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