Harry Nathaniel Trotter

  • Born: September 14, 1957
  • Died: July 26, 2019
  • Location: Rock Falls, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Harry Nathaniel Trotter
Harry Nathaniel Trotter, 61, of Rock Falls, died Friday, July 26, 2019 at the Iowa City VA Hospital.
Harry, affectionately known as Harry-O or Grandpa, was born September 14, 1957 in Chicago the son of Winston Trotter and Lillie (Knox) Trotter. He served in the US Marines from 1976 – 1978 and later married Verda Johnson-Trotter. Harry spent his career and his life helping others as a social worker.
Survivors include his wife of Rock Falls; one son DeShawn (Christal) Johnson of Peoria; two sisters, Audrey (Gerald) Townsend of County Club Hills and Rowena (Harold) France of Markham; two brothers, Tyrone (Paula) Trotter of Phoenix and Cortez (Wendy) Trotter of Chicago; and five grandchildren, Andrew, Alexis, Jervias, Jamal and Christion.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Pierre Trotter.
Memorial services will be Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Noon at the Salvation Army in Sterling and Monday, August 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Second Baptist Church in Harvey.
Private inurnment will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elmwood at a later date.
A memorial has been established.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolence to the Trotter family rip Harry

Posted by Michelle Collins - Friend   August 05, 2019

Harry was loved by many. I thank God for allowing him to be a part of the Johnson's family as he was a brother, uncle, friend, and role model to many. His life was cherished by everyone he encountered. We will continue to pray for Gods strength during this difficult time. We love you all and are here for you.

Posted by Mary Camper - Calumet City, IL - Family   August 04, 2019

Mona Lee Bradford and family are sending our prayers of comfort and peace. May Our thoughts of Love and genuine kindness be with you Our Trotter Family ALWAYS

Posted by Mona Bradford - Normal, IL - Neighbor   August 04, 2019

My sincerest Condolences to the entire family...hugs, love and prayers......

Posted by Rhonda MAHONE - Chicago, IL - Family Friend   August 03, 2019

Praying for Jesus's peace and comfort to cover the Trotter family during this difficult time.

Posted by Joyce Ringo-Hayes - CCHills, IL - Classmate   August 03, 2019

My heartfelt condolences and prayers to the Trotter Family .May you find comfort& strength in Jesus Christ.
Former classmate

Posted by Tommorrow aka Tammie Grayson - Rantoul, IL - Classmate   August 03, 2019

To The Trotter Family, so sorry to here that Harry has passed. May he rest in eternal peace. I grew up in Harvey Darlene Roberson and had the honor of having the friendship of Harry and his family. We had a lot of fun times growing up in Harvey, IL. We had the best of times in High School. I have not seen any of you all in years but the memories are always there. A good man and forever friend. Prayers of comfort and healing. Rest in Eternal Peace my friend. The Roberson-Randall Family

Posted by Darlene Randall - Park Forest, IL - Friend   August 03, 2019


Posted by Roy Cummings - Harvey, IL - Family Friend   August 02, 2019

I'm sending My Deepest Heartfelt Condolences to The Family.. Harry was a Great Friend and a Wonderful Person.. He will ne missed

Posted by Trina Trimble - Snellville, GA - Classmate   August 02, 2019

My deepest condolences and prayers for the Trotter family.

Posted by Pastor David Bunch - University Park, IL - Classmate   August 02, 2019

So sorry for the lost of a friend

Posted by Brett Weston - Decatur, GA - Friend   August 02, 2019

Farewell my Friend; God has you in His Presence now..

Posted by Trina Trimble - Snellville, GA - Friend   August 02, 2019

Harry was a great caring man..He was one of my dads friends..He was so close to our family..He was loved like a uncle..Much respect for our dearly departed Harry ...You will be missed..Condolences to the Trotter family
.My extended family..157 st Markham love.

Posted by Kimberly Hughes - Morrilton, AR   August 02, 2019

Harry O my Brother, What can I say But you will always be with me I my heart for ever. Rest easy Marine Post. I will always think about the the life lessons you shared with a Brother over the Years. God blessed me when became friends. I will never forget the times you and Verda gave me food when I had none You have truly been a Blessing in my life.

Posted by Larry Dees - Birmingham, AL - Brother   August 02, 2019

It was a pleasure to know Mr Trotter. He was a shining example of a man. We are sending our prayers.

Posted by Darlene Griggs - Walls, MS - Family Friend   August 01, 2019

My deepest Condolences to you and the family.

Posted by Francine Creighton - Birmingham, AL - Family Friend   August 01, 2019