Wilton Traub (79) of Dieterich


Published on November 5 2013 10:04 am

Wilton W. “Willie” Traub, 79, off Dieterich, Illinois passed away at 1 a.m. Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Effingham, Illinois.

 Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 9 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, south of Dieterich, with Pastor Stephen Gillet officiating. Burial will be in the St. Matthew’s Cemetery west of Winterrowd. Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. Friday, November 8 at the church and a half hour before the service. Memorials may be made to the St. John’s Lutheran Church or donor’s choice. Arrangements are under the care of the Blake-Wright Funeral Home in Dieterich.  Online condolences may be left by clicking here.

Wilton W. “Willie” Traub was born December 4, 1933 in Lucas Township, Effingham County, Illinois, the son of Henry and Lueetta (Schwartz) Traub. He married Joan E. Niendick May 10, 1964 and she survives. Willie was a farmer most of his life in Lucas Township and worked on the oil pipeline. He was a faithful member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. He served his country in the United States Army from 1952 through 1954 during the Korean Conflict.

Willie is survived by his wife of 49 years, Joan Traub of Dieterich; brothers, Wendell (wife Judy) Traub of Effingham, Terry (wife Joyce) Traub of Carrollton; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Willie was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Lueetta; his stepmother, Agnes and sister, Wanda Mann.