May 27, 1930 - Nov 07, 2020


May 27, 1930 - November 07, 2020


Barbara E. Trombly, 90, of Gwinn, died peacefully on Saturday, November 7, 2020, at Mill Creek Assisted Living Facility while under the care of UP Home Health & Hospice.

She was born May 27, 1930, in Ishpeming, the only child of Arthur and Fanny (Voegtline) Nylander. She was a 1948 graduate of Gwinn High School.

Barbara married Alden J. Trombly, Jr. in Gwinn on September 30, 1950, and he preceded her in death on May 22, 2011.

She retired from the Gwinn Community Schools as a member of the kitchen staff and taught piano lessons from her home for many years. She was a longtime member of Gwinn United Methodist Church and served as their organist for 76 years.

Barbara especially enjoyed summers at her camp on Farmer's Lake. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and always looked forward to her yearly winter visit with her daughter and son-in-law in Hawaii.

She is survived by her children, Cheryl (Barry) Fukunaga of Honolulu, HI, Richard (Deborah) Trombly of Mesa, AZ and Betty (Dan) Negrinelli of Gwinn; grandchildren, Gina Trombly of Haslett, MI and Joseph (Christy) Negrinelli of Harvey; great-granddaughter, Emma Negrinelli; sisters-in-law Shirley (Thorval) Hansen of Gwinn and Sharon Couture of Gwinn, Patsy LaCombe of Munising; brothers-in-law Dale Trombly (Cheryl) of Kingsford and Steve Trombly (Chris) of Munising; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; good friends; and her church family.

The family would like to thank staff at UP Home Health & Hospice and staff at Mill Creek Assisted Living for the excellent care provided Barbara during her illness.

A memorial service for Barbara will be held at the Gwinn United Methodist Church on Tuesday, June 22, 2012, with visitation at 1:00 PM and the service at 2:00 PM. A In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Gwinn United Methodist Church, 341 W. Jasper Street, Gwinn, MI 49841 or UP Home Health & Hospice, 1125 W. Ridge Street, Marquette, MI 49855. Guests attending the service are asked to be fully vaccinated or to wear masks.

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Tue, Jun 22, 2021 at 2:00 pm
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Gwinn, MI 49841

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