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Official Obituary of

Louis Trumbull

April 29, 2006 ~ February 19, 2024 (age 17) 17 Years Old

Louis Trumbull Obituary

Louis Alexander Trumbull was born on April 29, 2006, at Great River Medical Center in Burlington Iowa to Amber Schertz; with his Aunt Sis and his Yaya present in the room for his birth. He was raised the majority of his life by Casandra Schertz (Sis) and Angela 'Hayburn' Schertz (Jo). He grew up at his home with his two brothers, Jacob Trumbull and Michael (Mike) Schertz, with frequent visits and family vacations with his sisters, Erica ‘Cline’ Trumbull and Claire Lafferty.

Louis flourished at so many things. He’s had many hobbies and things he enjoyed doing throughout his life, but his love for animals and his kind heart have never changed. At a young age, Louis had a grave fear of heights. After deciding to push his fears and get on a roller coaster that went upside-down at Silver Dollar City, his love for thrills grew. He enjoyed zip lining, roller coasters, rock climbing (he only had a chance to do it indoors), biking on trails, playing his XBox, hanging out with friends, building a fort with his buddies, fishing, boating, drawing (when he was little), among other things. 

Although he didn’t like to help much with home improvement projects at home (except for the demolition part), he still had a love for construction. Construction was his career focus with the National Guard. He was set to go to basic training June 5th after he graduated High School this year. He also took shop classes at BHS, where his teacher reported at conferences that Louis had enough background knowledge that he would go around helping other students. 

Louis was an amazing teacher, not just in class, but anywhere with anyone that he felt he could share his knowledge with and give pointers to. He also had a natural ability when it came to caring for and showing love for younger kids. The attention he gave them and the way their little faces lit up when they saw him was so heartwarming. He was looking forward to being an uncle this summer, as his brother Jacob is expecting a little boy, Kai Matthew Trumbull. Louis was also excited about his role as a Godfather to his cousin’s baby girl Zariyah Mae Hill, due to arrive this summer also. His little sister Claire adored him, and was always sad to see him leave, so he would just hold her against his chest to comfort her. He had two other younger siblings that he was amazing with also, Jace and Makayla Reynolds. 

Louis meant so much to so many people. He enjoyed cooking with his Yaya (Grandma Darla Schertz). He found his love for Jacuzzi tubs and espresso during his time with his Opa Mike (Grandpa Michael Schertz). He had fun hunting for snakes with his Oma (Great Grandma Jenny Cline). He enjoyed working on cars with his Grandpa Kenny (Kenneth Reynolds). He found joy in sending and receiving messages from his Grandma Julie (Julie Keeler). 

Greeting him at Heaven’s gates, I’m sure were his Great Grandparents Marilee and Clarence Eastman and Harvey Cline. 

Louis touched a lot of lives throughout his short 17 years on Earth. He left us Monday, February 19, 2024, doing something he enjoyed; zoning out to his favorite play list while jogging to get his endurance up for basic training. Cardio was not his favorite, but he was dedicated. He meant a lot to a lot of people and we are all blessed to have been able to have had him in our lives. He will forever be missed! Til we meet again! We love you dearly Louis Alexander!

Services will be 1:00 PM Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Prugh Funeral Service, 3940 Division Street. Louis would not want to participate in any of this if he had a choice. “Not particularly,” would have been his response to it. So in our last attempts to give him what he would have wanted, he’s not going to be made to show up, as his body will not be present in any form for his celebration of life. Everyone is encouraged to ditch the formal wear and just wear a hoodie or something else casual, as that’s what he preferred to wear.

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Remembrance Service
February 24, 2024

1:00 PM
Prugh Funeral Service
3940 Division Street
Burlington, IA 52601


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