1941 Edward 2011

Edward "Ed" Trautner

August 31, 1941 — April 27, 2011


Edward L. Trautner, age 69, of Appleton, passed away at Brewster Village on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Ed was born on August 31, 1941, in Marinette, to Edward J. Trautner and the late June (Brazier) Trautner. He married Lynn Beecher on September 4, 1965, in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Ed graduated from the University of Wisconsin—Stout where he earned his Bachelors Degree in 1966 and his Masters Degree in 1968. He taught Technical Education at Madison Middle School in Appleton for many years. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Lynn; his father, Edward J. Trautner, Green Bay; his sister, Sally (Tom) Quackenboss, Green Bay; and his beloved cockatoo, Ralphie Elvis. He was preceded in death by his brother, David Lee Trautner. Ed was well-known for his involvement with drum and bugle corps. He was a member of the Northernaires Drum and Bugle Corps, traveled extensively with the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, and contributed a regular column (Trivial) for the publication Drum Corps World. Ed was also a longtime Green Bay Packer season ticket holder and an avid Badger fan. He enjoyed oldies music, especially Elvis; traveling, golfing, and skiing. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any memorials be directed to the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, 2935 Fish Hatchery Road #401, Madison, Wisconsin 53711. The family would also like to extend their sincere thanks to the physicians and staff at Brewster Village for their extraordinary care. Abiding by Ed's wishes, there will be no formal funeral services.
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton 920-739-1231
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