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In loving memory of
Nicholas “Nick “Trosterud
  • October 27, 1949
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  • October 20, 2021

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Nicholas (Nick) Trosterud of Fort Myers Florida, passed away peacefully on October 20th, 2021. He was born in Bronx, NY on October 27th, 1949. He grew up in Mamaroneck, He graduated from Mamaroneck High School and he enlisted in the Marine Corp from 1968 – 1971, served in the Vietnam War and earned the title of Lance Corporal before being medical retired due to service injuries. He married Jacqueline (Jackie) Anne Cella in 1973 and were married for 48 years. During his life, he was active in his community by working in the Prison ministry, homeless community outreach and being a Deacon at his local church. He retired from Lee Memorial Health Systems where he worked as an Xray Tech for over 35 years.

Nick is survived by his Wife Jackie; His daughter Bridget; His Brother Clifford & wife Madelyn & son Cliff and his brother Vincent and son Vinny, plus all the nieces, nephews, and cousins. Those who proceeded him in death were his parents, Margaret and Vincent Trosterud, Beloved Sister Jessica Pugliese, Sister-in-law Rosemarie Trosterud (Vincent Trosterud spouse).

A Celebration of Life will be held at McGregor Baptist Church, Hope Building, on 3750 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33966 on October 28th ,2021 at 2pm with a reception to follow in Fellowship Hall at 3pm.


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3750 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33966
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Date & Time:
October 28, 2021 at 2:00 PM

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  1. Julianne Cella says:
    28 Oct 2021
    We love you Uncle Nick. You will be forever in our hearts. Thank you for being a wonderful husband to my Aunt Jackie, and such a great father to our awesome cousin Bridget. My parents feel truly blessed to have known you, and cherish all of their memories with him.

    Love always, Julianne, Jacqueline, Eric, and Vigdis

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    28 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 28, 2021 at 10:10:08 PM

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    27 Oct 2021
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    27 Oct 2021
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  10. Pat Clements says:
    27 Oct 2021
    Nick will be missed. He was always involved in serving the Lord At McGregor and was a great friend. Sympathy and prayers for the family, but rejoicing for Nick to be home with the Lord.

  11. Beth Makaj says:
    26 Oct 2021
    May you RIP Cuz. Say hi to my parents. Love You

  12. Beth Makaj lit a candle:
    26 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 26, 2021 at 10:28:47 PM

  13. Brandsema Ann says:
    26 Oct 2021
    Summer. 1972 !!
    Nursing Students from NYC St. Vincent’s were assigned to Harrison Psychiatric Hospital for their ,…” psych training “

    We were glad to be out of the City for the summer !!!
    Who knew what a LOVE story would come out if it !!!

    Jackie Cella, the “ cutest and … feistyist!!” among us .. met Nick’s mom , who was working on the unit Jackie was assigned to !!!!????
    His Mom said” do I have a man for you !!!!!”
    So .. the rest is history. Jackie met Nick and fell in love… Nick met Jackie and fell in love too !!!

    They married with all of us cheering them on !!! We could see( even way back then) , it was a match that was supposed to be !!!❤️❤️❤️

    Years and years and years and years and years later.. they are still together and in love!!! Then … ❤️ They have a beautiful daughter named Bridget !! ❤️❤️❤️

    All of us who “ knew them “ back in the day!” , realized they had something real, something that could stand the test of time and change and stress etc ..

    Nick was one of the really , truly , GOOD guys!!! His space in our earthly world will never be filled !
    Rest peacefully and in love and happiness Nick .. you earned it ..

  14. Kathy Rouskey says:
    26 Oct 2021
    Big Nick....you'll be missed....Say Hi to Lil Nick

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    26 Oct 2021
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  16. Skibinski Bruce says:
    26 Oct 2021
    I met nick back in 2002 when I had my heart attack and since that day we became good friends he was always there for me lifting me up and always made time for me when my mom was in hope hospice he was sick but he cane up to see her and to make sure I was alright that is the way he was he put other peoples needs first I have learned a lot from him about Jesus and the true meaning of love he had the biggest heart he is my hero he just was not my friend he was my family my brother he used to call ne brother.all the time and tell me he loved me and I really loved him too he meant the world to me there should be more people in the world like him but he is one of a kind I was blessed to have such a amazing brother like nick in my life rest in peace my brother I love you so much and I will miss you dearly we will meet again my brother god bless you my brother

  17. Kathy skibinski says:
    26 Oct 2021
    Nick is my hero and angel when my and my husband were living in our car ge made sure we had food and money prayed with us everyday cried with us gave us strength.abd encouragment and love he was the greastest man i have ever known in my life me and my husband would not be here if it was not for him. I was so blessed to have him in my life i will never forget him as long as i live thank you nick for all that you did for us we love you and are going to miss you very much you have made a diffetence in our lives i have learned alot from you about jesus and the true meaning of love rest in peace nick until.we meet again we love you so much.

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    26 Oct 2021
    Lit since October 26, 2021 at 10:29:33 PM

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