Jerry D. Trostel

February 25, 1945 ~ September 22, 2018 (age 73)

Jerry D. Trostel, 73, of Avilla, died Saturday September 22, 2018 at his home. Jerry was born February 25, 1945 in Auburn, a son of the late Dale and Florence Trostel. Jerry had worked as an engineer in electronics at Magnavox for 30 years and was part of the “remote control project” and designed the first remote control operated wireless by sound. Jerry also worked at Sweetwater in the security team for 10 years. He is survived by his wife, Marta Quinonez Trostel of Avilla; daughters and sons-in-law, Mandi Anne and Tim Shepherd of Albion, Jene’ Dian and Rodney Rethlake of Fort Wayne; son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Michelle Trostel of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Zachary Smolinske, Cody Smolinske, Blake Trostel, Wes Trostel, Austin Frey, Brice Frey, Lauren Rethlake and Andrew Rethlake; great grandson, Carter Smolinske. A funeral service for Jerry will be held 2p.m. Wednesday with visitation one hour prior at Pinnington Funeral & Cremation Services 502 N. Main Street, Auburn. Rev. Dan Bellinger will be officiating. Visitation will also be held from 2-4 & 6- p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be held in Riverview Cemetery in Newville. Memorial donations may be made to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.

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