Norman H. Trautman, 88, of Burlington, died at 12:20 PM Thursday, October 26, 2017, at the Blair House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Burlington, IA.
Born June 20, 1929, in New Richmond, WI, he was the son of Edwin and Carol Bernd Trautmann. On June 4, 1955, he married Audrey Marie Wachter in Rosemount, MN, and they were married for 62 years.
Norm worked with Minneapolis Moline in Hopkins, MN as the parts pricing analyst, then project cost, then transferred as manager of the purchasing division. After 9 years with them the family moved to Winona, MN. They lived there for 37 years where Norm served with several firms and his final years were with Thern, Inc. as their purchasing manager. He retired in 1991.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War from April 18, 1951 until March 28, 1953.
While in Winona, MN he served in various service organizations and is a life member of the VFW and a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and anything to do with working with his hands. He was an active sports fan. He also enjoyed reading and studying the Bible, and lead many Bible studies with High School and college students.
Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Nancy (Tim) Gilchrist of Burlington, IA; two sons Kenneth (Lynn) Trautmann of Cedar Falls, and Dean (Candida) Trautmann of Texas; nine grandchildren, Adam, Nathan, Heather, Christy, Rebekah, Katelin, Seth, Emily and David; five great-grandchildren, Norah, Vivian, Mary, Olivia, Jackson; two brothers, Bill (Cleo) Trautmann, and Floyd (Donna) Trautmann both of Eau Claire, WI; one sister, Carolyn (Ken) Wilkins of Rockford, IL; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers.
Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory.
The memorial service for Mr. Trautmann will be Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the West Burlington Christian Church at a time to be announced later. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.