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Arthur N. Trausch, Jr. 1924-2010


Posted By: j.n. (email)
Date: 10/6/2010 at 18:28:34

Telegraph Herald
Dubuque, Iowa
Monday, Oct4, 2010

Arthur N. Trausch Jr.

Arthur N. Trausch Jr., 85, of Stonehill Care Center, formerly of 1740 Mount Vernon Court, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at Stonehill.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, at St. Columbkille's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Gabriel Anderson and Monsignor Francis Friedl officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded by the American Legion, Dubuque Post 6. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the church, where there will be a parish scripture wake service with family and friend reflections at 7:30 p.m. The Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2659 Kennedy Road, is in charge of arrangements.

He was born on Oct. 20, 1924, in Dubuque, son of Arthur and Lillian (Reuter) Trausch. He attended St. Mary's Grade School and graduated from Loras Academy in 1942, where he was co-captain of the football team. While waiting for his alternate West Point appointment, he attended Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Mo., and joined the Reserves. He was called up and served with the 99th Infantry Division. He was wounded in Germany and received the Purple Heart. Upon his return, he graduated from the American Institute of Baking in Chicago.

He married Doris Grosser on Oct. 18, 1947, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dubuque.

Art became the president of Trausch Baking Co. in 1964 and guided it through many acquisitions and the devastating floods of 1965. Trausch Bakery was sold to G. Heileman Brewing Co. in 1976, and Art became the president of the baking division and elected to the Board of Directors of the brewery. He also was elected to the Board of American Bakers Association, Quality Bakers of America (Sunbeam Bread), The W.E. Long (Holsum), Iowa Bakers Association and the Chicago Bakers Club.

Locally, he was past chairman of the United Way, the Salvation Army Building Fund, was the exulted leader of the Elks Club, a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus Council 510 served on the boards of the Boys & Girls Club, Clarke College, Loras College, Xavier Hospital and Viterbo College, La Crosse, Wis. He was a 60-year member of St. Columbkille's and served on many parish boards. He was a two-time president of the Dubuque Golf and Country Club and was the founder and last original member of the 990 Club, Dubuque Shooting Society.

Surviving are his wife of almost 63 years, Doris, of Dubuque; his children, Nick (Sara) Trausch, of Lake Bluff, Ill., and their children, George, Peter, Henry and Brian, Rick (Lori) Trausch, of Dubuque, and their children, Shanna and Samantha (David) Hogan and their daughter, Lucy, Jim (Anne) Trausch, of Dubuque, and their son, Ben, Kris (Tim) Gallagher, of Dubuque, and their children, Tim Jr., Kelly and Ryan, Tim (Leslie) Trausch, of Rochester, N.Y., and their children, Libby and Drew, Susan (Kevin) Green, of Edina, Minn., and their children, Connor, Courtney and Caitlin, Trish (Don) Boegel, of Plymouth, Minn., and their children, Brittany, Jacob, Taylor and David, Megan (Scott) Morris, of Mequon, Wis., and their children, Matt, Sam, Rachel and Adam and Amy (Tim) Smith, of Dubuque, and their children, Olivia, Colin and Charlie; a sister, Collette Lagen, of Dubuque; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Trausch, of Dubuque.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Lillian; and brothers, Armand and Tom Trausch.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Columbkille Church and Stonehill Care Center.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.egelhofsiegertcasper.com

The Trausch family wishes to extend a special thank-you to the nurses and staff at Stonehill Care Center for their wonderful care and support.


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