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Michael Martin Trumble (Straw) passed away suddenly on September 13, 2020. He was 68.

He was born October 9, 1951 to Robert and Veronica Trumble in Alliance. Mike attended St. Agnes Academy, and then the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He returned to Alliance and hired on to the railroad, where he started working on the track, and ended his career with 40 years as a conductor and a lifelong conversationalist. He retired from the railroad in 2011.

He is survived by his wife and best friend of 45 years, Sharon (Collins) Trumble, his three children and four grandchildren, Bethany (Trumble) Beers (Matt, Clare, Avery), Anthony Trumble (Carmela, Mason, Emerson), and Maura Trumble (Matt Armentrout), whom he loved with all his soul, as well as his siblings Joseph Trumble and Jane (Trumble) Goldrick. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Veronica Trumble, and his sister, Barbara (Trumble) Roether, and his mother-in-law Lois Collins.

Mike had an unending curiosity, and spent his life pursuing new knowledge and adventures. He spent his retirement finding endless projects to begin. There wasn’t a person or a problem that he couldn’t find an answer for. He was kind and full of joy, and always looked for and found the best in others. He filled our lives with music and dancing, laughter and conversations. He loved his family and gave all of himself to us.

He was a damn fine man, and we should all live our lives a little more like Mike. Be curious. Look up at the stars. Strike up a conversation with a stranger.

Due to the current circumstances, small family services will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with a Rosary and Wake on Thursday evening and Mass on Friday. We request that all attending wear a mask. Plans are in process for an outdoor Celebration of Life, for his extended family and many friends.

Memorials may be given to St. Agnes Academy Foundation.

Online condolences may be left at www.batesgould.com with Bates-Gould Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

passed away suddenly on September 13, 2020. He was 68.

He was born October 9, 1951 to Robert and Veronica Trumble in Alliance. Mike attended St. Agnes Academy, and then the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He returned to Alliance and hired on to the railroad, where he started working on the track, and ended his career with 40 years as a conductor and a lifelong conversationalist. He retired from the railroad in 2011.

He is survived by his wife and best friend of 45 years, Sharon (Collins) Trumble, his three children and four grandchildren, Bethany (Trumble) Beers (Matt, Clare, Avery), Anthony Trumble (Carmela, Mason, Emerson), and Maura Trumble (Matt Armentrout), whom he loved with all his soul, as well as his siblings Joseph Trumble and Jane (Trumble) Goldrick. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Veronica Trumble, and his sister, Barbara (Trumble) Roether, and his mother-in-law Lois Collins.

Mike had an unending curiosity, and spent his life pursuing new knowledge and adventures. He spent his retirement finding endless projects to begin. There wasn’t a person or a problem that he couldn’t find an answer for. He was kind and full of joy, and always looked for and found the best in others. He filled our lives with music and dancing, laughter and conversations. He loved his family and gave all of himself to us.

He was a damn fine man, and we should all live our lives a little more like Mike. Be curious. Look up at the stars. Strike up a conversation with a stranger.

Due to the current circumstances, small family services will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with a Rosary and Wake on Thursday evening and Mass on Friday. We request that all attending wear a mask. Plans are in process for an outdoor Celebration of Life, for his extended family and many friends.

Memorials may be given to St. Agnes Academy Foundation.

Online condolences may be left at www.batesgould.com with Bates-Gould Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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