John F. Trout

September 15, 1933 ~ January 16, 2018 (age 84)

John F. Trout, age 84, of St. Charles, formerly of Geneva, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at his home with his loving family by his side.

He was born September 15, 1933 in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Andrew and Nelle (Gertsch) Trout.

John served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. 

Worked for the real estate company Baird and Warner as a manager for the Oak Park office. Bert M. Lafferty Company (masonry repair) in Rock Island Illinois as an estimator. In 1967 he founded the Trout Company specializing in masonry and concrete repair. On 7/1/82 John founded the Lily Corporation (named after his wife, Lily), which specialized in the manufacturing of equipment for the measuring, dispensing and injecting of adhesives in the construction industry.

He was a sought after speaker on the subject of concrete repair throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He authored numerous articles in trade publications throughout the world.  And, in 1997 he published “Epoxy Injection in Construction” which is still considered the premier authority on the topic of epoxy injection.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years Lily (Rasic); sons Michael (Patricia) of Florida, Steven of Geneva, Robert (Jeanne) of Aurora, and John (Muffet) of Minnesota; grandchildren Luis and Alberto Esnarriaga, Tanya and Chandra Trout, Nate Skoog, and Margot Trout; 5 great grandchildren; and many other dear relatives and friends.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Nell and Andrew P. Trout and his brother Andrew.

Funeral prayers will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 11:00 am at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State Street (Route 38), Geneva, proceeding to St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2900 East Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois for Celebration of Funeral Mass at 12:00 pm with Father David Peck Celebrant. 

Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in St. Charles.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 19, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Malone Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Marmion Abbey (630-897-7215) 850 Butterfield Rd. Aurora, IL 60502 would be appreciated.

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