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Trautman, Robert Sidney Robert Sidney Trautman, age 90, of the Town of Vinland, Wisconsin, died Friday, January 25, 2013, at home. Bob was an active member of the Village of Hales Corners for 53 years before moving to Vinland in 2007. He was born June 11, 1922, in Milwaukee County to the late Adolph Karl Richard and Suzannah (Basista) Trautmann. Bob was a 1940 graduate of Bay View High School. In 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. On August 23, 1947, Bob married Lorna Young in Milwaukee. In 1953 he earned his B.S.M.E. from the College of Engineering at Marquette University. Bob worked at LeRoi Motors, General Electric X-Ray, The Milwaukee Company, and RexNord until retiring in 1985. Bob was a member of the American Legion, and he and his daughter Susan were on the first Old Glory Honor Flight in October of 2009. In 1960 Bob and Lorna were founding members of the Heritage Presbyterian Church in Muskego, and they are now members of First Presbyterian Church in Winneconne, WI. Bob is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lorna Trautman; one daughter, Susan Forbes; one son, Dennis Trautman; one sister, Alma Porter; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Along with his parents, Bob was also preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Arthur Trautman; a son-in-law, George Forbes; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Frances and Jack Young, Kathryn and Eugene Raychel, Tom Hammett, Charlie Porter, and Mabel Trautman. A visitation for family and friends will be on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, from 1:00 to 2:00PM at Mueller Funeral Home, 904 E. Main Street, Winneconne. A Tribute to a Veteran service will be held at 2:00PM on Tuesday, at the funeral home; immediately followed by a funeral service. Pastor Mara Rivera will officiate. A visitation will also be on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, from 1:00PM to 2:00PM at the Arlington Park Cemetery Chapel, 4141 South 27th Street, Greenfield, Wisconsin. A funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Wednesday, at the cemetery chapel. Pastor Dick Kreager will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Arlington Park Mausoleum. Please submit online condolences to Mueller Funeral Home Winneconne, WI (920) 582-4242
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Feb. 7, 2013
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