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Keith M. Truog 1956-2017

January 19, 2017
Emmetsburg News

Funeral service for Keith Truog of Pocahontas will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at the First United Methodist Church in Emmetsburg. Burial is in Rush Lake Cemetery. The Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Keith's name.

Keith Michael Truog, son of Olga Mardell (Darr) and Wayne Frederich Truog was born Oct. 26, 1956 in Emmetsburg. He was a 1975 graduate of Mallard High School.

On March 20, 1976, Keith was united in marriage to Vicki Ann Lowman in Emmetsburg. The couple lived on a farm before moving to Laurens in 1995, Fonda in 2003 and Pocahontas in 2008.

Keith farmed for 19 years before beginning a career in law enforcement. He was a police reserve in the early 1990's, and he became a city cop in Laurens in 1995, He graduated from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy in Johnston in March of 1996.

In 2000, Keith became a Motor Vehicle Enforcement Officer with the Iowa Department of Transportation. He also served as Assistant Chief of Police in Fonda from August of 2000 until his time of death.

Keith was a member of the United Methodist Church in Mallard. He loved growing up on the farm and doing anything outdoors. He enjoyed fixing cars, four-wheeling, motorcycle rides and camping. He was an avid sports fan when following his grandchildren, gun collector and car enthusiast. More than anything, Keith loved to be with his family, especially his grandchildren.

On Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, Keith passed away at the Palo Alto County Hospital surrounded by his family.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Vicki of Pocahontas; parents, Wayne and Mardell Truog of Mallard; maternal grandmother, Ellen (Rouse) Darr of Anoka, MN; three children: Nytasha Truog of Emmetsburg, Jeremy Truog of Pocahontas and Jamie Truog of Marshall, MN; two sisters: Ruth Wynn (Rick) of Little Elm, TX and Becky Goeders of Mallard; 10 grandchildren: Trey, Caleb, and Paige Truog, Jordan and Hailey Foxhoven, Macy and Zoey Higgins, Bentley Juchem and Nevin and Lyla Bailey.

Keith was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Ruth Leone (Draman) Truog; and his grandfathers, Clelland Darr and Fred Truog.

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