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William Trautner

June 16, 1940 ~ March 29, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

William Trautner Obituary

William Trautner, age 83, of Cheney, Kansas sadly left us on March 29, 2024.

He was born in Rochester, Minnesota on June 16, 1940 to John Sylvester Trautner and Oridene Baker.

Bill led a very fascinating life, with many interesting careers during his lifetime.  To mention just a few, he was a firefighter with the forest service and a state highway patrol officer, where he was awarded trooper of the year in 1976.  He retired as sergeant in 1995.  He spent one year as a deputy agent with the FBI.  Bill was also in the Army and received an honorable discharge in 1994.  He was the senior security detail for George Bush, Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon.  He received an honorary degree from the Canadian Mounted Police.  Bill enjoyed many hobbies, including golf, woodworking and reading, but he considered his greatest achievement to be his hole in one in 2022. 

In 1962 he married Mary Sauter, to which two children were born, Scott (Michele) Trautner and their son Ryan, and Lisa (Jeff) Singer and their daughter, Anna. All surviving.

His wife Mary passed on June 6, 2007, at which time he moved to South Dakota and met his present wife, Sharon Rust. They were married on February 14, 2010 and at that time he gained an extended family, who lovingly named him Billiam.

He was preceded in death by his brother John, half sister Bonnie and half brother David.

He is also survived by: his wife, Sharon, of the home; his son, Scott (Michele) Trautner of Minnesota; his daughter, Lisa (Jeff) Singer of Minnesota; his grandchildren, Ryan and Anna; his sister Mary and brother Richard.  Bill’s last request was to please keep the service short, as he had a tee time. 

A Celebration of Bill's life will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2024 at the First Assembly of God Church in Cheney (609 N Washington St, Cheney, KS 67025).  A luncheon will also be held following the service.

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Celebration of Life
April 5, 2024

10:30 AM


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