Edward R. Trout
June 1, 1939-February 3, 2023
Ed was born in Omaha, NE to Omer and Grace Trout. Ed was the oldest son in a family of 7. He had 2 brothers, Omer and John, and 4 sisters, Betty, Joyce, Chris, and Mary. Ed Graduated from Creighton Prep in 1957 and quickly married his lifelong sweetheart in 1959. Ed and Peg started a family in 1960. They had 3 boys. Ed, John, and Tom.
Ed started working at Bee Line Motor Freight in 1959. He became President of Bee Line in 1975. In 1982 Ed founded Cornhusker Motor Lines. Ed and his three boys ran Cornhusker for three decades. In 1997 he served as President of the American Trucking Association. Ed embraced his role and traveled to every state in the country that year.
Ed and Peg have twelve grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Ed was an outstanding grandpa, and he cherished that role. Over the years Ed took his grandchildren on countless trips and he attended, literally, thousands of sporting activities. Ed took the kids on trips ranging from the Super Bowl, to Notre Dame games, to Canada fishing, Broadway, and everything in between. His grandchildren will always cherish these amazing trips.
Ed was a devout Catholic, EME, and very active in the parishes. He was an extraordinary husband, father, grandfather, brother, and finally, an amazing man.
Survived by loving wife of 63 years, Peg; sons: Ed (Jennifer), John (Michele), and Thomas (Kathy); 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers and 4 sisters.
Visitation: Tuesday, 4pm, with a Wake Service at 6pm, at West Center Chapel.
Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday 11am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.