A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 18 for Martin A. Trout, 79, who passed away Wednesday, March 16. The Rev. Glenn Zorb will conduct the service at Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 S. 48th St. in Ahwatukee.

Trout was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He served in the United States Army in Germany, during the Korean War. He retired from Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Company as customer service supervisor after 44 years of service and resided in Ahwatukee for 17 years.

Trout was an accomplished silver jewelry and lapidary artisan and was active in the ARC Jewelry Crafters club at the Ahwatukee Recreation Center.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Barbara L. Trout, two daughters, Christy Trout (Jim) Womack of New Orleans, La., and Diane Trout Overstreet of Rock Island, Ill., and grandson Mitchell Overstreet. Marty's son, David M. Trout, predeceased him.

The family appreciates the exceptional care provided by Dr. Clayton Polowy and staff at Banner Desert Medical Center Unit 3A, Friendship Village Health Care Facility and Hospice of the Valley.

Memorials to Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 S. 48th St., Phoenix, 85044-1795 or Hospice of the Valley, Fund Development, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.

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