Donald Trautman, formerly of Otsego, passed away in Florida on November, 2014 after a long illness.
Don was the owner and pharmacist of Otsego Drug for more than 29 years. Don cherished the people in the community that he served for so many years. In addition to his work, he enjoyed collecting coins, fishing, golfing, gardening and playing shuffleboard (and even achieved a semi-pro ranking in the State of Florida). He was thoughtful about politics and local issues and enjoyed expressing his opinions in many letters to the editors of local newspapers.
Prior to his pharmacy career, Don achieved the rank of Lt. in the US Navy, serving in the Korean War which took him to all corners of the world.
He was married to Ruth for 63 years and she survives him. They were married in Michigan and then lived in Hawaii for two years before making their way back home. Also surviving him is his daughter, Kathy and her husband Randy. Don and Ruth’s son, Steven, preceded him .
Don was passionately concerned about a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease and contributions in memory of Don can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association .