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John Edward “Stump” Trossbach, 83, of Browns Mills, N.J., died Jan. 25, 2013, at home, with his family by his side.

Born Dec. 18, 1929, in Dameron, he was the son of the late Louis Tippett Trossbach and Caroline (Norris) Trossbach.

He was drafted into the U.S. Army and made it his career. He retired as a sergeant first class after 20 years, during which he served during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He then worked for the U.S. Civil Service at Fort Dix, where he was an orthotist, as he had been in the Army.

He was a member of St. Ann’s Church in Browns Mills, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus. He also was a member of the DAV Chapter 27. He was known for his quilting. He loved woodworking and collecting John Deere memorabilia.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Edna Mary (Aud); his children, Gloria Krause (Robert) of Yorktown, Va., and Nancy and Sandra Trossbach, both of Browns Mills; grandchildren, Jonathan and Caroline Krause and Emily Trossbach; siblings, Carolyn Wood (Charles) of Dameron, Mary Lee Raley of Park Hall and Patricia Buckner (Ormand) of South Australia.

The family will receive friends today, Feb. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Ridge, where prayers will be recited at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are being handled by Brinsfield Funeral Home in Leonardtown.