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John Troughton


John M. Troughton, 36, of Stanwood, passed away Monday, July 9, 2018, at UnityPoint-St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids. A private family graveside service will be held at the Stanwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at Chapman Funeral Home in Clarence.
John was born May 26, 1982, to Edward Paul and Ginger Kay (Wenman) Troughton, in Iowa City. He married Christa Nanke on June 16, 2006, at Lake Macbride.
John was a great math teacher, father, husband and brother. He most recently taught at Cedar Rapids Jefferson and was an adjunct professor at Kirkwood Community College. John loved reading, learning, and grew up on video games. He loved being with his family and coaching his kids and had a knack for making people laugh. John graduated from Iowa City High in 2000 and the University of Northern Iowa in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in math education.
John is survived by his wife, Christa; children, Samantha, James, Kaylea and Ethan; mother, Ginger (Rex Dawson) of Riverside; brother, Lennie (Lisa) Troughton of Riverside; sister, Katie (Chad) Fiegen; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father.
A memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be sent to www.chapmanfh.com.