Noel Eugene Troxcell
1939-40, 4726, Chamberlain, SCS-7
Noel Eugene Troxell, 84, Wagner, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at the Good Samaritan Center, Wagner.
Funeral services will be at 2p.m. Friday at United Methodist Church, Wagner. Burial will be in ZCBJ Cemetery, rural Wagner, with military honors. Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. today at Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home, Wagner. Visitation will resume from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the funeral home.
He was born on Oct. 15, 1920, at the family homestead northeast of Wagner to Loren and Almira (Cowell) Troxell.
He received his first eight years of education at Bryan No.4 Country School and then attended Wagner High School.
On May 31, 1946, he married Mavis Petersen in Wagner.
He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1941-42.
On April 27, 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and in 1944 was sent to Italy: He was discharged on Nov. 27,1945. He worked as a medical technician for the Army Veterinary Corps for two and a half years at Fort Bliss, Texas. He served in the National Guard from December 1955 until October 1980.
He worked for Northwestern Public Service from Nov. 28, 1945, until 1982.
He received the Edison Award in 1958 for saving a man's life after being struck by lightning.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Wagner American Legion Greer Post, Rollie Bucholz VFW Post, Yankton Elks Club, Dante Lake Club, Isaac Walton Club, Lake Andes; the Fort Randall Black Powder Club and Ducks Unlimited. He was a charter member of the Wagner Jaycees, a former member of the Wagner City Council and the NRA.
He was a candidate for Citizen of the Year in 1976 and 1978, served as Rotary president in 1974-75, was a fireman for 30 years, served as fire chief for two terms, and was honored as the Wagner Labor Day Parade Marshall in 1991.
He is survived by his daughter, Karen, Wagner; two grandchildren; a brother, Donald and wife, Juanita, Lakeside, Ore.; and a sister, Janice McCullough and husband, Gene, Huachuca City, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Jan. 5, 2002; a son, Noble; and his parents.
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