Elaine Ann Trumbull, age 90, passed away peacefully at home December 4, 2023 with family and friends by her side.
She is survived by children, Pamela Trumbull of Midland and Steven (Melissa) Trumbull of Saginaw; granddaughter, Kathryn Trumbull of South Lyon; sister, Fay Keinath of Frankenmuth; sister-in-law, Madeleine Trumbull of Orange City, Florida; many nieces and nephews; and her cat, Buddy.
Elaine was predeceased by her beloved husband of 65 years, John Phillip Trumbull in 2022; brothers-in-law, Alfred Keinath and Fred Trumbull; siblings and their spouses, Bruce Koeplinger (Deloris); Lorna Sommerfield (Henry), Virginia Loman (Robert), and Doris Biging (Horst); in-laws and spouses, Russell Trumbull (Dorothee), Anne Eaton (Bert), Robert Trumbull (Camille), and Fred Trumbull.
Born May 27, 1933 to Andrew and Clara Koeplinger in Saginaw Michigan, Elaine graduated from Arthur Hill High School and started her working career at Saginaw Steering Gear rising from the secretarial pool to executive secretary for the plant manager and retiring as head of the Investment Recovery Program. Elaine met her husband from Massachusetts while he was stationed in Michigan. It was love at first sight when they met on Christmas Eve 1955. They were married on May 18, 1957 and settled in Saginaw where their children were born. They moved to Freeland in 1972.
Upon their retirement, Elaine and Phil enjoyed traveling in their motorhome. Always well-organized, Elaine documented their journeys and now had time to put together numerous family albums which will always be cherished. Elaine loved to crochet and taught many that craft. She was an avid gardener and continued to work in the yard well into her late 80s. Her sense of humor and caring for others were displayed until her final days.
The family would like to thank Nicki, Aaron, Summer, and Grayson Burkhard for their love and friendship; Elaine’s nephew, David Koeplinger; Covenant Visiting Nurses Association Palliative and Hospice Care; Pastors Neumann and Buelow of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church; and all the family, friends, and neighbors who kept Elaine in their thoughts and prayers and offered assistance when needed.
Cremation has taken place, and a service is being planned for May with interment at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Saginaw. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to the charity of the donor’s choice. To sign online guestbook, visit www.cremationsocietymidmi.com Arrangements made with the Cremation Society of Mid Michigan.