Ernest Wilbur Troemel, 80, longtime Prosser resident, entered into rest on Friday, August 22, 2014 in Sunnyside.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 28 at Life Point Church (formerly Prosser Church of God). Memorial contributions may be made to the Prosser Eagle's Lodge or charity of the donor's choice. You may sign the online guestbook and leave a message of condolence for the family at www.prosserfuneralhome.com
He was born on January 22, 1934 in Outlook, Washington to Fred and Eva (Richardson) Troemel. He was raised and educated in Sunnyside and graduated from Sunnyside High School with the class of 1952. He then graduated from Yakima Valley College in 1954 and in 1956, graduated from Drake University in Iowa with a bachelor's degree in education.
He met his future wife, Rebekah Miler in Des Moines and the couple married in 1956. His first teaching job was in Iowa and after moving to Prosser in 1960, Ernie taught math and history at Prosser Junior High until 1972. He then earned an accounting degree from Trend Business College and owned and operated E&R Tax Service until retiring.
Ernie was very community and civic minded and belonged to many clubs and organizations over the years. He was a member of the Church of God and Eagles Lodge. He served on the Prosser City Council and served as treasurer of the Prosser Assembly of God Church. Ernie loved gardening and fishing and collected old books and presidential memorabilia.
Ernie is survived by his four children, Pamila Pineda and her husband, Miguel of Prosser, Peggy Shaw of Mount. Vernon; Bill Troemel and his wife, Gladys of California and Ted Troemel and his wife, Dianah of Illinois; his sister, Lois Johnston of Sunnyside; thirteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard and Fred Troemel and sister, Frances Troemel.