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Troutner, Ross Dean

Troutner, Ross Dean

February 10, 1947 — May 30, 2021

Ross Dean Troutner February 10, 1947 – May 30, 2021 in Lathrop, Missouri. Ross passed away peacefully at home on May 30, 2021. Ross was born in Kansas City, KS and later moved with his family to Cameron, MO where he would spend his high school years playing at proms and parties as the lead singer in a cover band. After graduation from Cameron High School, Ross served as SP4 in the 101st Airborne Division in the United States Army. Ross was a decorated Vietnam Veteran. He received the Bronze Star, the Vietnam Service and Campaign Medal and the National Defense Service Medal for his honorable service in the Vietnam War.

Ross had a long and successful career in logistics and transportation in Kansas City. He was a life-long, devoted Royals, Chiefs and MU Football fan and enjoyed spending time camping, fishing and coaching his children’s softball, baseball and little league football games. He will be remembered for his love of family and his great passion for celebrating life with family and friends. He will be missed dearly by many.

Ross was preceded in death by his parents, Roger and Elizabeth “Betty” Troutner. Ross is survived by two daughters and a son and their families: Toby and Scott Walton, of Kansas City, MO, Jill and Brian Harlow and their children Elizabeth and Ava, of Tucson, AZ and Jason and Lara Troutner and their children Jacob, Gabrielle and Nathan, of Overland Park, KS. He is also survived by his brothers, Randy Troutner and his wife, Bobbie, of Kansas City, MO and Phillip Troutner and his wife, Tammy of Kearney, MO.

A private service will be held on June 4, at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Arrangements by Park Lawn Northland Chapel. Memorial contributions can be made to your local Veterans of Foreign War chapter.

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A private service will be held on June 4, at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Arrangements by Park Lawn Northland Chapel. Memorial contributions can be made to your local Veterans of Foreign War chapter.

Troutner, Ross Dean's Guestbook

Your light will shine bright always. Love you bunches Dad. Your beer drinking buddy, Jill


Ross was a second dad to me and a grandpa to my boys. He was the best and life will not be the same here at the lake. I have so many fun memories and I’m thankful to have had him in our lives for the past 21 years. I know you and my dad are up there in heaven watching over us and having a great time. You will be missed Ross we love you.

Lisa Lockamy

Ross you brought so much joy to our family over the past 30 years. You showed me how to love life and cherish other people’s company. I appreciate your service to our great nation and consider your a brother-in-arms. As a veteran, you did it your way and I appreciate that. Thanks again for entering our families life and I know we’ll catch up again one day.

Kenneth Nowak

Ross you will be missed, not only by family but all the friends you made along they way. Rest In Peace cousin😢

Pam and Dan Olsson

Will always cherish the memories we had at his place on top of the hill and the times spent at the the old house by Worlds of Fun. RIP Ross!

Joe Troutner

to a good friend you will be missed .im glad i had the chance to know you RIP my friend

hollis essman

The world has lost a good man. Rest in peace cousin and shine your light on us still here.

Paul Tollie

I worked him at Burlington Air Express in the late 80s and early 90s. He was the best boss and mentor I ever worked for and since. I will not forget the fishing trips to smithville lake , he invited the night shift at the time for a night on the lake.. Rest in Peace boss

Glen Bishop

Ross Troutner was a brother, a friend. We had so many memories to count. We had a bond that could never be broken. Miss you brother.

Randy Troutner

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