Williamsburg- Paul George Trimpe was born July 30, 1917 on the farm south of Homestead, Iowa, the son of Otto Mathias & Rosina Anna (Von Ahsen) Trimpe. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church, near Homestead. Paul attended St. John's Lutheran School. After graduating, he worked as a farmhand for neighbors and friends.
Paul was united in marriage to Mildred Dorothea Jahlas at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Victor, on April 26, 1943 in a double ceremony with his brother, Arnold, and Mildred's twin, Marie. Paul served in the Army from August 18, 1942 to December 29, 1945. He was in the European Theater, Rhineland and Central European (Germany). Among some of the medals he earned was a marksman M-1 and machine gun. He achieved the rank of Corporal.
Paul and brother, Arnold, farmed together on a farm five miles west of Williamsburg from 1943 -1960. Then Paul moved his family to Williamsburg and went to work at Amana Refrigeration. He also trimmed trees on the side and worked at Home Oil gas station. Paul lived in his home until January 2014 when he moved to Highland Ridge Assisted Living.
Paul has been a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church for 76 years and was St. Paul's oldest male member. He served as an elder and participated in various other church activities. He enjoyed reading the paper, doing cross-word puzzles, playing Solitaire, and spending time with family. Paul died on Monday, April 30, 2018 at Highland Ridge Care Center in Williamsburg, at the age of 100 years.
He is survived by his son Allen (Carol) Trimpe of Shawnee, KS; two daughters Sharon (Warren) Pillard of Keokuk and Shirley (Rev. Thomas) Brazinsky of Baroda, MI; seven grandchildren Lisa (David) Periolat of Chicago, IL, Chris (Amber) Trimpe of Shawnee, KS, Marci (David) Flint of Indianapolis, IN, Stephanie (Brent) Range of College Park, MD, Carrie (Greg) Helmers of Coopersville, MI, Anne (Eric) Glessner of St. Louis, MO and Tim (Erin) Brazinsky of Grand Rapids, MI; 8 great grandchildren Sydney Periolat, Portland & Lila Range, Jonah & Thaddeus Glessner and Emma, Olivia & Anna Helmers; three sisters: Ida Strunk of Williamsburg, Viola Lemon of Davenport and Luella Barnes of Cedar Rapids.
He was preceded by his parents; his wife, three brothers: Arnold Trimpe, Alfred Trimpe and Raymond Trimpe and four sisters: Ruth Koehn, Edna Wetjen, Lorena Moennich and Esther Huedepohl.
Celebration of Life Service will be held 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Williamsburg. Pastor Tom Ogilvie will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Williamsburg. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. A VFW service will be held at 7:00 p.m.. Memorials may be given to Lutheran Interparish School or St. Paul Lutheran Church.
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Blessed thoughts and prayers for theTrimpe family. I am a member of VFW POST 8797. I had the honour of presenting the colours at Paul's graveside service. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to join you in honouring him
I am sorry for the family's loss. Please find some solace in the promise of the resurrection mentioned in the Bible at Acts 24:15.
Sharon and family,
Sorry for your loss, so difficult to let our loved ones go but we rejoice that they are with God now. May God wrap His loving arms around you all and give you peace.
Wanda Van Dee
Dear Trimpe family,
I'm very sorry for your loss and hope you'll accept my condolence and deep regrets for I lost my entire family to this enemy death and would like to share where I found hope and comfort at that time. I found this in what I read in Jehovah Gods word the Bible at John5:28,29 for there it tells us we'll see our love ones again in the resurrection when Jesus brings them back here on earth and Isaiah25:8 tells us that this enemy death will be swallowed up forever. With these scriptures along with others I'm able to cope with my loss and get through each day because now I know I'll see my love ones again and so can you. I wanted to share this with you now when hope and comfort is needed hoping that this will help you also in some way for this is my purpose in sharing this with you at this time and please know that I do share your grief and hope you'll feel free to let me know if I accomplished my purpose. Hoping to hear from you. Sincerely, GM
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