George R. Trojack, Sr.







George R. Trojack, Sr.

Thayer – George R. Trojack, Sr. 81 of Thayer, IL, passed away Sunday February 3, 2019 at his home with his wife, daughter and son by his side.

George was born December 14, 1937 in Springfield, IL, a son of Stephen and Ella (Molen) Trojack. He was a 1956 graduate of Taylorville High School and served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1960. George married Roberta M. “Bobbie” Beavers June 24, 1961 in Kincaid, IL. He was a coal miner retiring from Peabody #10 in Pawnee, IL and was a member of the Thayer United Methodist Church Thayer, IL, United Mine Workers of America, Ark & Anchor Lodge #523 A.F. & A.M. Auburn, IL, the Ansar Shrine in Springfield, IL. and was a volunteer fireman with the Thayer and Virden Fire Protection districts. George was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed his home, fishing, camping, gardening and sitting on the front porch. He enjoyed his truck “5 MR T” and riding through the countryside with his Boston Terrier observing the crops, looking for deer, fox, coyote and wild turkey.

George is survived by his wife, “Bobbie” Trojack of Thayer, IL, a daughter, Gail M. Thomas of Highland Park, IL, and a son, George R. Trojack Jr. of Chicago, IL, 4 grandchildren, Jesse Trojack, Sebastian, Adri and Bobbie Thomas, sister, Marva Gesell of San Diego, CA and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, infant sister, Mary Trojack and sisters, Linda Slang and Ava Trojack.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday February 6, 2019 at Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home Virden, IL, with Masonic Services at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Funeral Services to follow at 10:45 a.m. Rev. Charles Kurfman officiating. Burial will be in West Cemetery Thayer, IL. Pallbearers: Scott Bostick, Ken Morey, Mike Cross, Russ Grady, Mac McGlothlin and  Ed Camacho. Memorials may be made to the Thayer United Methodist Church, Thayer, IL. Please visit: www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.comto leave a comment for the family.

10 thoughts on “George R. Trojack, Sr.

  1. We are very sorry for your loss. Memories of love and friendship are treasures to carry with you always.

    Bob & Rose Boyle

  2. Having you and your family as neighbors has been so wonderful. I have seen you come home from the mine, move your truck from the garage to the front of the house and back so the current Boston Terrier could have a ride. You were this big quite man that had a way of making everyone feel loved. Blessings to Georgie, Gail, all those beloved grandkids and most of all Bobbie. We will miss you our friend, until we meet on the other side. Love to you all..

  3. George & I were best friends in our younger school days many good times. I want to share this time of sadness with his family.

  4. Sending our love. I’ve heard so much about George’s kindness, and he will be remembered for it. Thinking of the whole family.

  5. Bobbi and family:
    It breaks my heart to see bad things happen to good people. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Always remember to look up because somewhere in the night sky a star shines in his memory.

  6. The family of George Trojack

    My sincere sympathy on the passing of Mr. Trojack. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Carole S. Hunter-Aubrey

  7. Gail, George, and Bobbie sure sorry to hear about your father and husband. My prayers go out to all of you and your family during this time of sorrow.

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