Neil A. Trowbridge

May 30, 1930May 2, 2014

83, passed away May, 2 2014 surrounded by his loving family.

Born May 30, 1930 in Wauneta, Nebraska, he was the son of the late Nobel and Blanche (Hardin) Trowbridge.

Neil loved the outdoors, which included some of his favorite past-times, fishing and hunting. He loved and enjoyed spending a great deal of time with his family and especially loved his grandchildren. He greatly enjoyed music, especially gospel music and always loved to sing when given the opportunity. Neil was in the United States Air Force for three years, followed by working in Civil Service at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver for many years.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Carol Trowbridge and brother-in-law, Jerry Wine.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Edith (Reinhard) Trowbridge; children, Douglas, Steven (Donna), Ronald (Shelli) Shanna (Garry) Schepemaker and David (Cindi); 22 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and his sister, Arlene Wine.

Visitation will be held Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 5 to 7pm at Olinger Crown Hill.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Neil will be held Thursday, May 8, 2014, 10am at Galilee Baptist Church, 1091 S. Parker Rd., Denver, CO 80231. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Neil can be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800 Nashville, Tennessee 37214 (

Arrangements under the direction of Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary, Cemetery & Arboretum, Wheat Ridge, CO.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, May 8, 2014
  • Visitation Thursday, May 8, 2014

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Mike Unruh

May 8, 2014

Praying for all of you during this difficult time. We are so happy that Neil got to be at our house for the Fourth of July a few years back. Will treasure that memory. Love and prayers!

Mike, Kelly, Brandon, Spencer, and Riley Unruh

Dianne Sundet

May 7, 2014

A true gentleman and friend - great sense of humor and faithful to both friends and family - heaven's gain -

All of us will miss Neal -

Dave Trowbridge

May 7, 2014

Neils Furniture Repair. Something that always was a bonding moment for me and my Dad was the furniture repair business, he took me under his wing and showed me how to repair furniture. We worked side by side in the family business for years and he gave me the skill set that I still use to this day to make a living. I liked working with him, It was the time I felt the closest to him, it was our bonding time together, just me and him, It always made me feel very special, and very close to him. My Dad was always full of humor and made light of heavy situations. His favorite phrase was "That's just finer than frog hair." Which he used allot to describe anything that he liked or approved of. He was always cracking jokes, and having fun. My dad loved to fish and hunt and build things he was not only good at fixing anything but he also loved to sing, play instruments, and loved gospel music. Before he was struck with severe arthritis he liked to play video games with me, another time when we bonded. He always encouraged me in anything I wanted to do. He always praised me for my accomplishments. He meant allot to me. I'm thankful for the times we had together. I will miss him...

Shirley (Reinhard) Waite

May 7, 2014

As a kid, I always looked forward to Uncle Neil bringing his family to Iowa to visit us. We always had a grand time. It was also a treat for us when we got to visit them and see the awesome Rocky Mountains. Our thoughts and prayers are with Aunt Edith and all the family. Shirley

Ardeth Carlson

May 6, 2014

Uncle Neil was always requested to sing at the Enders Church when your family was visiting. I was honored to begin playing the piano accompaniment for his solos I think when I was still in elementary school. Of course, that meant I had to quit playing with you cousins and do some practicing for church instead! He truly had a big, full George-Beverly-Shea-type voice. A few years ago, we were delighted to have your family visit us at Thanksgiving and hear everyone join in singing around the piano!