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Raymond Traeger


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Raymond Traeger Obituary
Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) USAF Raymond H. Traeger - SAVANNAH - Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) USAF Raymond H. Traeger passed away on Friday July 18, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born on August 24, 1928 in Wausau, Wisconsin to the late Herman J. Traeger and Alice Hansen Traeger. He is a graduate of Wausau High School and attended Saint Olaf College before entering the Air Force. He was predeceased by his brother Cliff Traeger and sisters Ethel Field and Junette Brietbarth. He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years Della Agee Traeger, son Jeffrey Traeger (Tricia) from Marietta, GA, daughters Carrie Traeger (Watson) from Tybee Island, GA, and Julie Drucker (Kile) from Roswell, GA, grandchildren Callie Traeger, Sarah Traeger, Rachel Drucker and Harris Drucker, step-grandson Brian Watson. Ray retired after twenty years service in the Air Force. He served in the Korean and the Vietnam War. He then was with Konter Reality for ten years and Lutheran Brotherhood Insurance for 6 years. He was a member of the Military Order of World Wars (M.O.W.W.) and past president of the Savannah Area Military Officer Association (S.A.M.O.A.). After retirement, Ray and Della were volunteers at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum and worked there for several years. They also enjoyed travelling all over the country. Ray is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He was much loved by his family and will be missed very much. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel with The Reverend John Hopkins officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers please make donate to Hospice Savannah or Trinity Lutheran Church. Savannah Morning News July 20, 2014 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannnahnow.com/obituaries.
Published in Savannah Morning News on July 20, 2014
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