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Vivian Trowbridge

May 18, 2019 GMT

Vivian L. Trowbridge

February 19, 1923 -- May 13, 2019

Vivian L. Trowbridge, 96, of David City, died Monday, May 13, 2019, at the Butler County Healthcare Center in David City.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in David City. A reception will follow the service at Winfield’s in David City. In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials are requested to Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art in David City.

Mrs. Trowbridge was born Feb. 19, 1923, in Alta, Iowa, to Chris and Linnea Olsen. She attended Alta Public Schools, graduating in 1940 as valedictorian. She then attended Grand Island Business College.


Vivian married Dana E. Trowbridge on Aug. 11, 1943. Prior to her marriage, she worked as secretary to the President of Consumers Public Power District in Columbus. After their marriage, she worked as accountant for Trowbridge Motors from 1946-2003. Vivian was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, P.E.O., Owls Club and several bridge groups. Vivian was also a member of Bone Creek Museum from its inception, and a valued volunteer at the museum.

Vivian is survived by her son, Dana Trowbridge, Jr. and daughter-in-law Jane Kosch Trowbridge; daughter, Anne Trowbridge Durrie and son-in-law, Daniel Durrie; daughter, Jeannie Trowbridge Runty and son-in-law, Steve Runty; grandchildren, Matt and Carey Trowbridge, Erin Durrie (Jason) Stahl, Jill Runty (Matt) Bribach, Jay (Leslie) Runty, and Jessie Runty (Chad) Sievers; and great-grandchildren, Kane Trowbridge, Christian, Josh and Luke Stahl, Bear and Max Bribach, Bodey and Gunnar Runty and Jaci, Sami and Titus Sievers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and a brother, Ivan Olsen.

Arrangements by Kracl Funeral Chapel in David City.