Trammel, Vincent Patrick 8/21/1963 - 11/28/2020 Vincent Patrick Trammel was born August 21, 1963 in Kansas City, Kansas to Marvin Trammel and Erma Jean Johnson Trammel, 3 minutes after his twin brother Mark Christopher. As a Christian, he passed through God's Heavenly Gates 57 years later on November 28, 2020 unexpectedly, due to natural causes. One of Vincent's trademark tenets was that dedication, perseverance and hard work pay off. He proved this through his success in athletics as well as in his life in general. He was an intense competitor with a pleasant demeanor. Vincent attended Willard Elementary and Anwatin Middle School in Minneapolis. He attended Wayzata Junior and Wayzata Senior High School where he excelled in track, basketball, and cross country. He earned two gold medals in the 1981 Minnesota State High School track meet - winning the individual 800 meter event and running a leg on the championship 4x400 meter relay. As a starter in varsity basketball during his senior year, he was named WCCO's Most Valuable Player and Basketball Player of the Week after starring in a feature game at Williams Arena. He helped Wayzata compile a 19-2 record and was selected best male athlete by his senior class. As a middle distance runner in college, he was a 2-year letter winner at The University of Iowa. Vincent earned a Masters Degrees in Education from St. Cloud St. University and a Master's Degree in Education Administration from Hamline University. He taught students in Minneapolis Public Schools before re-directing his career. He became keenly dedicated to community service and served honorably for over twenty-five years as a police officer in Apple Valley and Bloomington, Minnesota before retiring. After retirement, he worked as a full-time security officer at North Memorial Hospital. He was a world traveler and visited various countries in Europe and South and Central America, many times accompanied by his two sons. Before booking a trip, he always immersed himself in becoming familiar with the language of countries he visited. As a volunteer, Vincent showed a deep passion for working with youth. He developed championship lacrosse teams in after-school activities. An accomplished chess player, he helped develop championship chess tournament teams composed of St. Paul inner city youth. More than anything else, Vincent was a dedicated father and family member. He worked tirelessly to anchor his sons' value system with honesty, hard work, and avoiding wasteful spending. He loved watching his sons mature into adulthood and develop successful professional careers. Besides his sons Jordan Marvin and Matthew Vincent Trammel, Vincent is survived by his parents Dr. Marvin Trammel and Erma Jean Trammel; siblings Mark Christopher Trammel and and his wife Susan Trammel, Kimberly Elise Trammel, Karla Elaine Trammel; nieces Samantha Amara Trammel, AjaBleu Oldham, Butterfly Oldham, and Lyric Trammel; and nephews Mark Christopher Trammel, Jr. (MJ), and Marvin L. Trammel; Sheila Howes Trammel, and step children Benjamin Fiers (Jaycee), Rebecca Fiers and Nathaniel Fiers. Vincent, your family loves you. You will be missed. Private funeral and burial ceremonies are being arranged. Celebration of life activities will be announced. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to The Vincent Patrick Trammel Memorial Foundation, C/O: Washburn-McReavy.com
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Published on December 6, 2020