Thomas William Trux

January 25, 1951 ~ November 20, 2020 (age 69)


Thomas William Trux, 69, of Dowagiac, formerly of Hartford, passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at home.

Thomas was born Jan. 25, 1951, in Benton Harbor, the son of Glenn and Shirley (King) Trux, both of whom preceded him in passing. Also preceding him in passing was a brother, Mark Trux.

Thomas retired from Gast Manufacturing of Benton Harbor after many years of service. He was also an inventor, trying to create inventions that could be used in everyday life.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Jacqueline (Shagonaby) Trux; five children, Matthew Trux of Coloma, Benjamin Trux, Tom (Tina) Johnson and Melissa Johnson, all of Hartford, and David (Kim) Johnson of Dowagiac; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Shelley Miller of Tampa, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Thomas has been cremated, and no public services are scheduled at this time. The family has entrusted Calvin Funeral Home in Hartford with arrangements. Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family can do so at

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