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John D. Trimmer 1949 - 2014
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John D. Trimmer, 65, of Great Bend and formerly of Pawnee Rock and Dundee, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 8, at Great Bend Health & Rehabilitation Center in Great Bend. He was born on Feb. 11, 1949, at Belleville, to George Franklin and Edna Alene (Larr) Trimmer. He graduated from Republic County Schools in 1965 and was united in marriage to Diana Levingston on June 10, 1976, at Pawnee Rock. She died on July 22, 2013. John worked as a chain hand in the oilfield prior to his retirement. He enjoyed rock collecting, watching wrestling and spending time with family.
Survivors include six sons: Joe Paul (and his wife, Jennifer) Trimmer of Dundee, Joseph, Timothy, Josh and Ian Trimmer, all of Great Bend, and Matt Harvey of Houston, Texas; six daughters: Tonya, Audrey, Heather and Melissa Trimmer, all of Great Bend, Christina Trimmer of Mankato, and Virginia Trimmer of Enid, Okla.; 16 grandchildren; and one sister, Freda Brown of Mankato. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, George Trimmer.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at Charter Funerals in Great Bend, with Don Paden officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the John D. Trimmer Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family and a complete obituary notice may be viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Charter Funerals*
2115 Washington St.
Great Bend, KS  67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 12, 2014