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Todd Trautwein

Todd W. Trautwein

Tuesday, August 17th, 1937 - Tuesday, July 14th, 2020
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TRAUTWEIN, Todd W. age 82 of Englewood, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, after complications during his recovery from open heart surgery. He was born August 17, 1937 to the late Arthur (Bus) and Lucille (Lucy) Trautwein. Todd graduated from Trotwood High School in 1955 and Denison College in 1959. He served his country in the US Army from 1961-1963 before starting his career in sales at Angel Manufacturing Co., later retiring from T&T Graphics, Inc. in 2013 at the age of 75. Todd was a member of the Vandalia Masonic Lodge #742 F. & A.M., Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton and Antioch Shrine, where he served on the Foundation Board. Todd was also President of the Downtown Dayton Lions Club. Preceded in death by his younger brother Thad Trautwein. Todd enjoyed golfing, spending time with his family and was a friend to all. Survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Beverly, son Todd M. (Jillian) Trautwein of Crozet, VA., daughter Julie (Anthony) Bertani of Glen Ellyn, IL, and granddaughters Ava Rose Bertani and Sailor St. John Trautwein, as well as many nieces and nephews. A private service will be held at the family’s convenience. The family will receive friends on Monday, August 17th 2020, at Antioch Shrine Center - 107 E. First St. Dayton, OH 45402 from 1 to 3 p.m. The family asks for all guests to please wear masks. The family would also like to thank the ICU critical care nurses and staff at Miami Valley Hospital, for their love and devoted care. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Todd’s memory to the Antioch Shrine Foundation, 107 East First Street, Dayton OH 45402 or the Lions Eye Bank of West Central Ohio, 3309 Office Park Drive, Dayton OH 45439. Arrangements entrusted to Baker-Hazel & Snider Funeral Home. Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.bakerhazelsnider.com.
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Robert Bartlett

Posted at 06:21pm
Todd Trautwein was the first person I met when I moved to Dayton in 1964 after graduating from law school. Not long after I arrived in town, Todd contacted me. I did not know anyone else in Dayton at the time. I had known him for years as we were fraternity brothers at Denison University. I moved into a small second floor apartment on Santa Clara Avenue and Todd would come over to the apartment on almost a daily basis. We would go out for drinks and dinner and we had a marvelous time together.

As years passed, I was busy at my law practice and Todd was busy at his job, but not too busy for him persuade me to be the worst bowler on the George J. Mayer bowling team. If you don’t believe me, I think I still have the bowling shirt with my name on it.

As time went on, we saw far less of each other than we would have liked. However, we did meet regularly at the Miami Valley Gold Club for golf and partying. Over the past several years, I would run into Todd from time to time and we would always talk about getting together with Bev and going out for drinks and dinner. However, like many other seemingly great ideas, we never managed to achieve that goal.

Regrettably, I will not be able to attend Todd’s memorial on Monday. I share an affliction with Todd. I have been going through a series of tests and procedures at Kettering Medical Center in preparation for the surgeons to insert a new aortic valve into my heart. Rather than being at the memorial service on Monday, I will be spending time with one of my heart surgeons at the hospital. Bev, I am sure that you know that I would much rather be with you and saying my final goodbyes to my oldest friend in Dayton and long-time fraternity pal. I have a Phi Delta Theta banner hanging in the sunroom and I think of Todd every day I see it. I know you and your family will do well, but we will all miss Todd in the deepest way. It was a privilege to know him. Bob Bartlett
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Darce Cruea

Posted at 07:54pm
Much love to the Trautwein family. Todd was always such a wonderful friend to the Crueas... he was a special special man! Hugs to you all.... Darce
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Michael Zimmer

Posted at 02:03am
My sincere condolences and sympathies for the family & friends of Todd. Like so many at this difficult time, I am very sad to not be able to attend the gathering on August 17th to pay respects for my family. Todd was friends with my father Mike Zimmer Sr. for decades prior to his passing in 2014. Unfortunately, that was the last time I saw Mr. Trautwein as he spent time with my family in our time of grief at my father's funeral. One thing I respected and admired about Todd was that time stood still, and though it had been many years prior to that last meeting, it was like no time had passed at all. He was always a good friend to my father, and respectful of my mother, my sisters and I--always engaging and communicating with us--even as children. A good feeling and confidence was felt after spending time around Todd and, for that I'll always have a fondness for his memory. His memories, words of comfort for my family and I after my father passed was typical of his character and concern and meant a lot to us that he spent time with us that day. I know how much my Dad enjoyed the time that they occasionally spent whether it was in a professional setting , on the golf course or tipping a libation or two...or three. My father trusted Todd and admired him greatly. We all did. To Todd's wife, children, extended family & friends, my heart hurts for you and you are in my prayers. Rest in peace Todd, sink that birdie and say hello to my Dad one of these days!
Michael Zimmer Jr--Cape Coral, FL
(For Melva Zimmer, Stephanie Masters, Victoria Lockhorn & Mitzi Welsh of greater Dayton/Cincinnati)
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Darlene Ruetschle

Posted at 06:52am
I was so saddened to learn of Todd’s passing. I have fond memories of the Annual Lion’s Children’s Christmas Parties that he was such an integral part of for over 50 years. John and I would see him in Florida each winter. He was a kind, caring and compassionate man. There are now two Lion’s in heaven. I extend my heartfelt sympathy to his wife and family. May God bless you with peace and comfort. Prayers, Darlene Ruetschle
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Tijuana Collier and Khaila Ramey-Collier

Posted at 06:30pm
With heartfelt condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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