Richard Karney Troell, 96, passed away on May 10. He was born in Pilgrim, Texas in 1922 to parents Richard and Elsie Troell and graduated high school in Gonzales, Texas.
Richard volunteered for the Army Air Corps after Pearl Harbor and proudly served in World War II. After working on the planes he knew and loved so well, he earned his pilot’s license in his 50s.
Richard could fix anything. He took his time and did things well. He enjoyed fishing and gardening and tinkering with his tools.
Richard will be most missed by the love of his life, his wife of 74 and a half years, Normal Troell. He is also survived by his son, Richard S. (Susan) Troell; daughter Tamara (John) Welter; grandchildren Stephen (Jocelyn) Troell, Elisabeth Williams, Christina Troell, Sarah (Micah) Sellew, Jo (Nathan) Winn, Brian (Tori) Welter and Olivia Welter; and great-grandchildren Abigail, Katelyn, Alexandria, Jackson, Emma, Luke, Aliyah, Eden, Ezekiel, Owen, Avery, Natali and Gavin.
Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. on Monday, May 13 at Resthaven Mortuary. Funeral service was at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, at Antioch Christian Church. Memorials may be given to Antioch Christian Church, 3741 W. 15th St. N., Wichita, KS 67203.