Nelda Martha Trost

Nelda Martha Trost, a current resident of Vista Grande Inn, passed away Feb. 1, 2013, in Cortez. She was born in Fredonia, Wis. to Fred and Clara Laubenstein on Jan. 20, 1931. Nelda and Earl Trost were married in December of 1957 in Wisconsin.

Nelda is preceded in death by her son, Jimmy Trost; and husband Earl Trost.

Growing up in Fredonia, she was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and a lifelong devoted Lutheran. Nelda worked for Power Products for 47 years until her retirement. At that time, she and Earl shared an adventure by moving permanently to Cortez to live the remainder of their lives. Nelda worked hard her entire life and was always accepting of what life brought her.

Surviving Nelda are her sister, Renata Schultz; her brother-in-law, Dan Trost; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are being made through Ertel Funeral Home. For further information or to send condolences, log on to and click on the obituary section.