Keith A. Trowbridge
December 31, 1920 - March 15, 2009
Source: Muster Roll - December 19, 1944
Keith A. Trowbridge, 88, of Manhattan, died Sunday, March 15, 2009, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.
He was born Dec. 31, 1920, in Clyde, to Ralph O. and Erma Anna Frederick Trowbridge. He grew up on the family farm near Clyde, where he attended the local schools, graduating from Clyde High School in 1938.
Mr. Trowbridge was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the South Pacific during World War II. He received a Purple Heart for wounds received while serving in the Philippines and was medically discharged as a staff sergeant in 1942.
On July 30, 1942, he married Meda Mae Hampton in Manhattan.
Mr. Trowbridge worked as a carpenter and later as an electrician for the Facilities and Maintenance Division at Kansas State University for many years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Manhattan Chapter No. 209, Order of the Eastern Star and was a 50-year and life member of Lafayette Lodge No. 16, A.F. & A.M., all at Manhattan. He also was a member of ManKan Campers and his hobbies included woodworking and bowling. For many years, he and his wife spent the winter months in Alamo, Texas.
In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Tony A. Trowbridge of Plano, Texas; two daughters, Terri Ochs of Sublette, and Susan Carey of Topeka; four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Randall Ross Trowbridge; his parents; a brother, Caryl Trowbridge; and a sister, Mary Ann Berrier.