Life Story / Obituary
1-7-1941 – 9-7-2020
Al Trossen, 79, passed away, Monday, September 7, 2020 at his residence. He was surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was born in Racine, January 7, 1941 to the late Frank and Hertha (Nee: Vostrel) Trossen.
Al played an array of sports in his earlier years. He excelled in wrestling at Washington Park High School and also enjoyed softball, football, and basketball. He was a 16” (pillow ball) world champion player. Al proudly served his country in the United States Navy and the Racine Police Department before working for Advance Transportation, where he would retire after 29 years. Al was also a longtime owner of the Beacon Tavern. For 25 years his humor and welcoming aura flooded the Beacon. He was an outstanding philanthropist who took great pride in winning the Ugly Bartender contest 13 years in a row by raising the most money in the state, in which he would donate to the Special Olympics. Al was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church. He was a Hallmark movie fanatic who was rarely seen without a dog on his lap, a grin on his face, and a witty comment waiting to be said in the back of his mind. Arguably the favorite part of his day was his morning walks with his dogs, KC, Ane, and Bella whom he adored and loved dearly. Above all though, Al cherished the time spent with his family and will be dearly missed.
Surviving him is his loving wife, Jan; children: Mark (Lori Filicetti) Trossen, Todd Trossen, David (Vicki) Trossen, A.J. Trossen, Heather Hess-Trossen, Kris Buscemi, Jill (Jack) Stafford, Lisa (Gregg) Neumeyer, Cindy (Ken) Mayer, Rick (Tiffany) Baer, David (Kari) Baer; siblings: Don Trossen; brother in-laws: Mike Henrickson, Dan Organ; grandchildren, Alex, Carly, Nicholas, Seth, Clayton, Haylee, Tonya, Sara, Becky, Joel, Jenny, Jamie, James, Christine, Cheyenne, Aric, Titan, Zane, Maddox, Nathan, Josie, Carter ; great grandchildren: Griffin, Brianna, Bryon, Aryzona, Justin, Sydney ,Maddie, Christian, Mason, Olvia, Aubryana, Ashley ,Dakota , Alexis ,Kyler, Raelyn, Lexa, Wesley, Callen, Ariana, Dustin Jr. Al had a enormous extended family, that he loved as his own along with many other relatives and dear friends. He had a natural gift of making people feel at home. In addition to his parents he also was preceded in death by his brother Frank Trossen, his sisters Sandy Henrickson and Betty Organ, his sister in-law Janice Trossen, and his grandsons Bryan Weems and Tyler Trossen.
Al’s family wishes to say a heartfelt thank you to the Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care team, especially his nurse Bethany & all the on-call nurses who so lovingly cared for Al. Their kind and gentle care made his final journey more comfortable and peaceful.
Funeral Service’s celebrating Al’s life will be held at the funeral home, Monday, September 14, 2020 at 11:30 AM. Concluding with Full Military Honors. Relatives and friends are welcome to meet with the family for Visitation at 10:00 until time of service Monday at the funeral home.
Private interment will be held at West Lawn Memorial Park. The funeral service will be live streamed so please join us remotely in celebrating Al’s life at Maresh- Meredith and Acklam Funeral Home website and select Al Trossen page, select services and select live stream to view.