Burned by High Voltage wire
Robert Trickle, of Princeville, formerly of Toulon was seriously burned
Tuesday afternoon while at his work as an electric lineman for CILCO.
Robert Trickle succumbs to Burns.
Funeral services for Robert Trickle, 36, of Princeville, former Toulon
resident, were held at p.m. Monday from the Princeville Methodist church.
He started work in 1951 with CILCO as an apprentice lineman and moved up to
journey lineman in 1955. Later he worked as a meter reader and In the
Princeville office then returned to the line crew.
Rev. Samuel Parker officiated at the funeral services. Princeville Lodge 360,
A. F. & A. M. , of which he was a member, gave the Masonic ritual.
Interment was in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens south of Dunlap on route 150.
Clarence Robert, son of Clarence D, and Madge Kerns Trickle , was born March
He attended Toulon schools and graduated in 1942 from Toulon High school.
He served in the Navy in World War 11.
On April 10, 1948, he was married to Miss Helen Pullen, of Dunlap. Rev.
Leonard Maunder performed the ceremony at Toulon Congregational church.
They first lived in Peoria, then moved Dunlap and the past few years have
lived in Princeville.
He was a member of Princeville Methodist church, Masonic lodge and Union
Grove chapter 299, of Eastern Star.
Surviving are his wife and 2 daughters, Pamela and Nancy. Also surviving are
his Mother, Mrs. Madge Downend, of Peoria; a brother, William Trickle of
Kewanee, a sister Mary, Mrs. Lawrence Scott of Hannibal, Missouri, and his
grandfather, W.W. Kerns, of Wyoming.
His father died September 20, 1955.