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John Traeger

1923 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
John Traeger Obituary
John "Jack" E. Traeger, 91 of Elgin and North Palm Beach, FL passed away on July 28, 2014 in his home, after a brief illness. He was born on January 31, 1923 in Elgin, IL the son of Paul and Lora (Pryde) Traeger. Jack was a graduate of Elgin High School. He was a Veteran, and served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII in the European Theatre. Jack was the President of Artistic Carton Company in Elgin and was the Chairman of the Board of Merchants and Manufacturers Bank of Joliet, IL. Jack was an avid tennis player and lived life to the fullest. He will be greatly missed. Member of Elgin Country Club, and the Lost Tree Club of North Palm Beach, FL. Survivors include his wife: Catherine "Katie" of Elgin; 2 children Steven Traeger and Peter (Linda) Traeger.5 Step children: Thomas (Kristina) O'Brien, Timothy (Alexis) O'Brien, Ann (Michael) Costello, Patricia (Jesse) O'Brien and Colleen Welles; 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, his 1st wife: Karen Traeger; and a daughter: Julie Traeger. Funeral services will be held on Friday August 1, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. Private burial with honors will follow at Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4-8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Lost Tree Charitable Foundation, North Palm Beach Fl and the Salvation Army in Elgin. For information, 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on July 30, 2014
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