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Audrey M. Trautmann

February 18, 1929 ~ August 19, 2018 (age 89)

Audrey M. Trautmann, 89, of Burlington, IA formerly of Bella Vista, AR died on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Great River Klein Center in West Burlington.

Born on February 18, 1929 in St. Paul, MN, she was the daughter of Fred and Marie Baumberger Wachter. On June 4, 1955 she married Norman Trautmann. He preceded her in death on October 26, 2017.

She was a 1946 graduate of Rosemount High School in Rosemount, MN. After graduation she worked for the Minnesota State Highway Department payroll division, was a secretary for the Northern Pacific Railroad and later at ADM in Minneapolis. She and her family moved to Winona, MN in 1963. After her children were raised she worked as a secretary at the Winona State University bookstore for 15 years until her retirement.

She loved to play cards and games and spending time with her family and friends. She and her husband loved to travel and spent their retirement years traveling the United States with their friends.

Survivors include one daughter, Nancy (Tim) Gilchrist of Burlington, two sons, Kenneth (Lynn) Trautmann of Cedar Falls, IA and Dean (Candida) Trautmann of Texas, 9 grandchildren, Adam, Nathan & Heather Gilchrist, Christy, Rebekah, Katelin, Seth, Emily & David Trautmann, 6 greatgrandchildren, one brother Charles (Joan) Wachter of St. Paul, MN and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and two brothers.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh-Thielen Crematory.

The memorial service for Mrs. Trautmann will be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 15 at West Burlington Christian Church with Ken Trautmann officiating. Burial will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minnesota.

A memorial has been established for Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

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