Robert H. Trautsch

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Robert H. Trautsch, 79, of Eastman, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at the Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, from injuries sustained in an accident on July 4. 

He was born March 10, 1940, the son of Harry and Edna (Seymour) Trautsch. 

He served in the U.S. Army and later in the Army National Guard. He married Elizabeth Andrew on July 31, 1965, at the La Farge Methodist Church. Bob farmed in the Eastman area and owned and operated Bob’s Place in Eastman. He was a past Tavern League president. He later owned T.F. Agri-Service in Seneca. Bob also worked as a seed dealer for Munson Hybrids, which would become Cornelius Hybrids. He was an active member of the Eastman community and will be sadly missed by all. 

He is survived by his wife Beth, of Eastman; his children, Lori (Mike) Lehner and Scott (Renee) Trautsch; his sister, Mardell (Bill) Winter; his grandchildren, Garett, Michael, Jeremiah, Karla (Tom), Janaya (Adam), Katie and Kristina (Troy). 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Janice McGrath.

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 13, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Prairie du Chien, Pastors Cheryl Weaver and Mike Christensen officiating, with burial in the National Cemetery, in Eastman. Military honors will be accorded by the State of Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. Friends may call on Friday, July 12, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. 

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