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Katherine ‘Kay’ Trupp

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 8th, 2014


July 31, 1919-July 5, 2014

TORRINGTON – Katherine “Kay” Trupp, 94, entered into eternal peace on Saturday, July 5, 2014. 

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 10, at the First Congregational Church in Torrington with Pastor Matt Gordon officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery in Torrington.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Congregational Church of Torrington or Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs, Neb.  Remembrances may be sent to Deann Jensen, P.O. Box 413, Hay Springs, Neb.

The casket will be open prior to services at the church.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home, and friends may send their condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com.

Katherine was born July 31, 1919 near Torrington, the daughter of John and Margaret (Deines) Helzer. Katherine was the eldest of four children.  She married Leonard Trupp on June 4, 1939.  To this union, two daughters, Kathy “Deann” and Mary Ellen, were born. 

Katherine and Leonard farmed in several locations in Nebraska and Wyoming.  They resided in Torrington upon retirement. She enjoyed crochet and studying her Bible faithfully.  Katherine will be remembered as a loving grandmother and will also be missed by her daughters and their spouses, along with all of her nieces and nephews and other family and friends.

Survivors include her two daughters, Kathy “Deann” (Dean) Jensen and Mary Ellen (Thomas) Fortune; seven grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; brother-in-law Marvin Gardner; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Delbert and Elsie Trupp.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Floyd (Viola) Helzer and Donald Helzer; and sister Joan Gardner.

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