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“So sorry to hear that Gus passed away. I remember him from our high school days, always in a baseball cap...first thing on in the morning and last...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Jerry Sitko - Northridge, CA

“So sorry to hear of the passing of Gus, our sincere sympathy to his family. We remember the days of his playing softball with Bill. Bill and...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Cheryl & Bill Bailey - Fort Wayne, IN

“Gus was one of a kind. He was "St Pats'". God bless Gus and the entire family. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Pat & Phyllis Doyle

“We have many happy memories from our days at the ball diamond with Gus as do our children. Rest In Peace Gus. Our prayers are with all of you during...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Frank and Jean Blanton - Sebring, FL

“I met Gus about 12 years ago when I "married into" St. Pats of Arcola. Over the years I have watched this man give continuously. He has led countless...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Holli Strack - Fort Wayne, IN

“Gus was an honest, caring & sincere person. My sympathy to Julie and Pat and the rest of the family. St Pats will miss him along with his many...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Lynn Gerardot - Wolcottville, IN

“To Julie , Pat and family our sincere condolences. Spent many nights and weekends at ballgames and tournaments. Good times . That boisterous laugh...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Nancy Gerardot - Yoder, IN

“Gus and I went from first grade through high school together. After I returned from the military we were co-workers at Shambaugh and Son, until I...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Patrick Poinsett - Fort Wayne, IN

“Will be praying for you all.God has brought home a very special angel, may he interceed for us all. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Lori Winters - Ft Wayne - Friend

“Gus made such an impact in my life. As a teenager I was lost, him and his wife really gave me some guidance as to who I am and what I believe. St...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Nachole Dusseau - Fort wayne, IN

“I never knew this gentleman but he sounds like the most loving man and his precious love for God is so gracious to me.Prayers to the family ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Cathey Bowers - Arcola, IN

“Julie, I'm sorry for your lost. May you find comfort in the happy memories. Lifting you and your family in prayer. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Amy Houchin - Fort Wayne, IN

“Julie,Pat and family,Just a note to send my prayers to you all. Gus will truly be missed by his family & friends. Heaven has gained a very special...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Reba Hernandez - Fond du Lac, WI


Gus Dennis M. Trahin, 71, a faithful, loving, and giving servant for the Lord left this earth on Tuesday, June 20th 2017. Gus was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to his many loved ones. Gus attended grade school at St. Patrick's Arcola, and graduated from Arcola High School in 1965. Starting as a young boy he volunteered with his dad and family at St. Pat's, his love of Christ and of his parish continued throughout his lifetime. Gus' projects were endless such as any plumbing ever needing done, overseeing the construction of the new (parish hall) facility, restoring the church bell and bell tower to name a few. Gus was a member of the Building Maintenance Committee, Cemetery Committee, Liturgical Committee, Sacristan, the Knights of Columbus, a Eucharistic Minister, visit the sick and homebound, RCIA director, Religious Education teacher, Youth group leader and took several spiritual pilgrimages around the world. Gus was an icon and hero of St. Patrick's. He has touched so many lives and gave his life for the glory of our Lord. Gus built the softball diamonds; The Divine Mercy Monument (Home Run Jesus) at St. Pat's and ran the softball leagues. His love of baseball and his dear Chicago Cubs gave him great joy, especially to see his Cubs win the World Series! Gus was a member of the Plumber and Steam Fitters Union Local 166 for over 50 years, starting with Hattersley then retiring from Shambaugh and Sons. He then went to work for St. Patrick's as their Maintenance and Sacristan "go to" person. Gus found his soulmate, Roxanne Herron, later in life and the Lord blessed their marriage with 15 years of happiness and joy. He loved spending time with Jon, Alex, and Auston especially at their sporting events and church. Surviving are his Spouse, Roxann L. Trahin; children, Gregory (Melissa) Trahin of Fort Wayne, Julia C. Trahin of Fort Wayne, Patrick I. (Dawn) Trahin of Redford, MI, and Darrell (Nancy) Herron of Fort Wayne and nine grandchildren; brothers, Robert "Bob" (Helen) Trahin of Fort Wayne, Roger (Ellie) Trahin of Indianapolis, IN, Dale "Joe" (Debbie) Trahin of Fort Wayne, Gary "Pete" Trahin of Fort Wayne, Glenn "Sam" (Jill) Trahin of Fort Wayne, and sister-in-law Cindy Trahin of Fort Wayne. Gus was preceded in death by his parents, Paul J. and Shirley M. Trahin; brother, Jeffrey Trahin; and grandson Daniel Paul Trahin. Mass of Christian burial is Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 12305 Arcola Rd., at 11:00am with calling 1 hour prior, Father Cyril Fernandes officiating. Calling on Monday, June 26, 2017 at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls, 8325 Covington Rd, from 2-5pm and 7-9pm please feel free to wear Cubs shirts or colors with your jeans for the calling to honor Gus's love of baseball. Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet at 5pm. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Arcola at a later date. Memorials may be made to the St. Patrick's Athletic Club or Youth Group. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com.