Robert Matthew Trostel, 58, passed away June 19, 2014, in a boating accident at Theodore Roosevelt Reservoir in Gila County, Ariz.
He was born Feb. 22, 1956, in Denver, at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the youngest of five sons born to Byrl and Ruth Trostel. Robert grew up on the family farm near Erie, where he attended Mountain View School grades 1-4 and then Fort Lupton Schools, graduating high school in 1974. In 1983 Robert and Deborah Herman were married in Fort Lupton; they later divorced.