Pauline Eloise Trout
Pauline Eloise Trout, 103, was born on June 22, 1917, in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. She died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. She was the daughter of Floyd and Miriam Edwards. Pauline attended Batavia High School and married William E. Trout on Feb. 16, 1935, in Davenport, Iowa.
Pauline and Bill moved to Fairfield, Iowa, in 1938, where they raised their children, Gary E. Trout and Cynthia A. Trout (Vaske).
Pauline worked in the gift department at Martin Drug Store in Fairfield for 50 years. She was an avid bridge player and a member of the historic McElhinny House in Fairfield. Pauline and Barbara Smith won the Fairfield bridge tournaments year after year. Pauline and Bill were members of First Christian Church in Fairfield. Pauline and Bill traveled extensively before Bill passed away on June 11, 1998, after 63 years of marriage.
Pauline moved to Iowa City, Iowa, in August 2005. She volunteered at the Lutheran Church and belonged to the Elks Bridge Club.
Pauline is survived by her two children and their spouses, Gary Trout and Jean Warner, and Cynthia and Rico Vaske. Her grandchildren include Rick Trout, Tina Devery and Chad Emerson. G.G. has six great-grandchildren, Sara Trout, Zackery and Justin Trout, and Jack, Kiley and Luke Devery.
Pauline was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Maxine Bates and Francis Schaffer; and her husband, Bill Trout.
Visitation for family and friends is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, at Gay & Ciha Funeral Home, 2720 Muscatine Ave., Iowa City, Iowa. The burial service will follow at 3 p.m. at the Evergreen Cemetery in Fairfield. To share a thought, memory or condolence with her family, please visit the funeral home website at www.gayandciha.com.
The family of Pauline Trout wishes to extend our sincere appreciation to the many friends who were so important to Pauline and such a big part of her life.