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Russell E. Trauth

March 7, 1929 - January 21, 2022
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Haben Funeral Home & Crematory
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Dan Evans
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Chris & Peggy DeFranceschi
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Arthur Pauly
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Pat
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Angela Trauth
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John and Margaret Cullinane
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Kris Weideman
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Stephanie Prondzinski Kelly
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Edna Lofton
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Alexandra Trauth
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Brendan Trauth
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Visitation
HABEN Funeral Home & Crematory
8057 Niles Center Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
847.673.6111 | Map
Friday 1/28, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cemetery
All Saints Catholic Cemetery
700 N. River Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
847.298.0450 | Map
Saturday 1/29
Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Illinois

P.O. Box 772386

Detroit, MI, 48277

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or

Catholic Relief Services

P.O. Box 17090

Baltimore, MD, 21297

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Mass
St. Lambert Church of Ss. Peter & Lambert Catholic Parish
8148 Karlov Ave.
Skokie, IL 60076
847.673.5090 | Map
Saturday 1/29, 10:00 am

[ Please meet at Church ]

Russell Edwin Trauth, age 92, of Skokie, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2022, after an eight-week battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia at his home surrounded by his wife and children. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 67 years, Joan, née Ponchione; loving father of Anthony (Linda) Trauth, Vincent (Ester) Trauth,…

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Michael Roberts. Photographer left a message on January 31, 2022:
I always remember Russ as the sometimes singular voice of reason. His calm demeanor left space for thought . He was the guy that I was pleasantly surprised when he called . People don’t seem to take the time for actual human contact in person or on a phone. Those were the days.
Karen Renzi left a message on January 29, 2022:
Russell was a huge influence n my life. He hired me right out of college and that gave me a jump start in my career. He taught me how to be confident and draw...how to take the design ideas that were in my head and take them down my arm and into the pen in my hands. I am forever grateful to have this amazing mentor in my life. He was loved and respected by SO many both personally and professionaly and will be greatly missed. Thank you so much Russell, I'll thank you again in heaven some day.
Larry & Lee Swider left a message on January 28, 2022:
Our deepest sympathies to all in the Trauth family. Mrs Trauth, our hearts are with you in your time of loss. I have fond memories of Mr Trauth, and benefited immensely from his patience. I remember his workshop in the basement, and it is still my envy. May peace be with you all.
Katy Kirkpatrick left a message on January 28, 2022:
Bob, my sincerest condolences to you and your family.
Davis Family left a message on January 28, 2022:
Mr. Trauth was a kind and wonderful neighbor, who bought sunshine and happiness to everyone he met. Our deepest condolences to Mrs. Trauth and the entire family. May God’s love comfort your during this difficult time.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Randy Sattler left a message on January 27, 2022:
I am very sorry to hear about Russ’s passing. I have good memories of working together with him from time to time over the years. He had a great personality along with that dry sense of humor that I appreciated. His accomplishments were many and I know that he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Chuck Luckenbill left a message on January 27, 2022:
Deepest condolences to Mrs. Trauth and the entire family.
Dan Evans left a message on January 27, 2022:
My deepest and sincere condolences to the Trauth family and his associates . Russell was a true gentleman, filled of talent and knowledge within the retail and design industry. I had the personal pleasure of working with Russell for many years and projects together. He will be greatly missed. Dan Evans
Chris & Peggy DeFranceschi left a message on January 27, 2022:
Deepest sympathy to Mrs. Trauth and family. Mr. Trauth was quite the father, and husband. He gained a famous nickname -Atticus. Rest In Peace
Arthur Pauly left a message on January 26, 2022:
God Bless your soul Russell! You were an extraordinary man with many talents. You had a wonderful sense of humour, and your patience and understanding was appreciated by all. You were the model father and husband and all who knew you were blessed to know you. I will carry the good memories of you with me always. The angels will get the benefit of your presence until we all meet again.
Graham Wood, Chairman, Opto International, Inc. left a message on January 26, 2022:
My very first business call in the spring of 1982 was to Trauth Associates and was graciously welcomed to the office by Russ. I also worked with Tony and Robert. Russ was a wonderful man. So sorry for your loss God Bless, Graham Wood
Pat left a message on January 25, 2022:
Blessings, hugs, and love to you all at this time.
Angela Trauth left a message on January 25, 2022:
Missing the best Dad in the world.
Marg and John Cullinane left a message on January 25, 2022:
Please accept our heartfelt condolences that we hope will help you through this difficult time.
John and Margaret Cullinane left a message on January 25, 2022:
In memory of Russell E. Trauth, John and Margaret Cullinane lit a candle
Katy Palormo left a message on January 25, 2022:
Russel was my uncle and was always very sweet and kind to me. I am happy that I was able to have a nice phone conversation with him over the summer before his illness. He spoke of how happy he was to be in his house sharing life with my Aunt Joan. My thoughts and prayers go out to my cousins and my Aunt Joan on their loss of a wonderful husband and father.
Kris Weideman left a message on January 25, 2022:
In memory of Russell E. Trauth, Kris Weideman lit a candle
Stephanie Prondzinski Kelly left a message on January 25, 2022:
After just receiving a Christmas card from your family, this morning I read about Russ’ death. Winter is long and hard. May you be of support to one another through the season. Stephanie
Walter John Osterman left a message on January 25, 2022:
Russell, I walked past your home hundreds of times during my twenty-five years in Skokie. I should have been more neighborly. When we did converse I realized what a special person you were. God bless you and your family.
Rich Trauth left a message on January 24, 2022:
My father was an eternal optimist. By his own admission, he always said he had a wonderful life. His devotion to my mother immeasurable. His positivity, sense of humor, his intellect, and his love for each one of us will be missed. I had cared for my father in hospice for the last weeks of his life. It was difficult, and exhausting, but I would not trade those days and nights caring for my father for anything. It was a privilege and an honor that he wanted me there, and I was grateful to spend his final hours with him. Thank you Dad for loving me.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Cindy Stec left a message on January 24, 2022:
Rich, So sorry for your loss, I hope your memories and pictures give you comfort. Sending you virtual hugs.
Edna Lofton left a message on January 24, 2022:
Bob, sending my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Prayers and thoughts in abundance to you my friend. May you find comfort knowing your dad is at peace.
Daniela Fitzgerald left a message on January 24, 2022:
Bob ( and Family), I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Losing a parent is a difficult process, but hopefully time will help lessen the grief and allow you to reflect on what must be many wonderful memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.
Patricia Sticha left a message on January 24, 2022:
My condolences to Robert (Bob) & family, though I never met your father Russell he seems to have balanced a rich life as both a devoted family man and successful business man. His legacy will certainly live on in future generations of your family. May God continue to bless him in this next chapter.
Alexandra Trauth left a message on January 24, 2022:
There are no words to properly describe my immense grief due to Grandpa's passing. I will forever be grateful for how Grandpa shared his love of art with me and encouraged all of my creative endeavors, from art to music to writing. He was a great and generous man. I wish he could have lived to see my and my younger brother's forays into adulthood, such as our weddings, life accomplishments, potential children (his great-grandchildren), etc., but I know how much he loved us and how proud of us he was, and for that, I will be forever grateful. Grandpa, I miss you so much already. Rest in peace.
Brendan Trauth left a message on January 24, 2022:
What an excellent role model my Grandfather was. He lived a desirable lifestyle that I hope to follow the footsteps of. He was a great man and had a profound impact on everyone in his life.
Ester Burke (Trauth) left a message on January 24, 2022:
I will miss my father-in-law. He was around much more than my own father. He will be missed so much.
Vincent Trauth left a message on January 24, 2022:
This man was a Great Man. He was my father and mentor. He was the patriarch of the Trauth family and will be forever missed in this realm. This is an unfathomable loss. We'll meet again in Heaven. Love you so much, Dad! Vincent
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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