Doris Trausch

Doris Trausch (Grosser)

Monday, July 14th, 1924 - Friday, January 17th, 2020
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Doris (Grosser) Trausch, 95, of Dubuque, passed away at home Friday, January 17, 2020, surrounded by those who loved her dearly.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, January 24, 2020, at St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 1240 Rush St., Dubuque. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30 a.m. Friday, at the church. Rev. David Schatz will officiate. Entombment will be in the Resurrection Garden Mausoleum, Mount Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 John F. Kennedy Rd., Dubuque.

Doris was born July 14, 1924 in Dubuque, twin daughter of Leona (Kimmick) and Harry Grosser. She was raised in her beloved hometown of Potosi, Wisconsin. She graduated Valedictorian from Potosi High school in 1942.

After working one year in an ammunition plant in Milwaukee, Doris returned to Dubuque to attend the Mercy School of Nursing, graduating second in her class in 1946. She worked in the Mercy Hospital surgery department following graduation.

Doris married Arthur N. Trausch Jr. on October 18, 1947 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dubuque. They were married 63 years before Art’s death in 2010. After they married, Doris settled into her role as devoted wife and mother. Doris created a beautiful household, which included nine very active children. Doris’ family meant the world to her.

Doris had a deep appreciation for her Catholic faith. She was a faithful member of St. Columbkille Parish for over 72 years. She was a member of Theresians and St. Blanche’s Mother’s Club. She was a member of the Visiting Nursing Association and helped inaugurate the first VNA Charity Ball. She was also a charter member of the Mercy Hospital Service Club.

Doris had an inquisitive mind. She will be remembered for her amazing and precise memory, her gift of conversation, her proud Potosi heritage, her spirited Euchre playing, her master stitchery and organizational skills, her gentle and kind heart, and her unconditional love for her family.

Doris is survived by her nine children and their families: Nick (Sara) Trausch, of Lake Bluff, IL, and their children, George (Kristy), Peter (Liz), Henry and Brian; Rick (Lori) Trausch, of Dubuque, and their children, Shanna and Samantha (David); Jamie (Anne) Trausch, of East Dubuque, IL and their children Luke, Kelly, and Ben (Allison); Kris (Tim) Gallagher, of Dubuque, and their children, Tim Jr., Kelly, and Ryan; Tim Trausch, of Rochester, NY, and his children, Libby and Drew; Susie (Kevin) Green, of Paradise Valley, AZ, and their children, Conor (Quanah), Courtney (Martin), and Caitlin (Brian); Tricia (Don) Boegel, of Plymouth, MN, and their children, Brittany, Jacob (Ashley), Taylor (Maura) and David; Megan (Scott) Morris, of Mequon, WI, and their children, Matt, Sam, Rachel and Adam; and Amy (Tim) Smith, of Dubuque, and their children, Olivia (Boyd), Colin, and Charlie; and five great-grandchildren, Drake, Lucy, Leo, Miles, and Sawyer.

In addition to her husband, Doris was preceded in death by her parents; her twin sister Dorothy Kortes; and another sister Kathleen Puls.

In lieu of flowers, and to honor Doris’ appreciation of church and service, memorials may be given to St. Columbkille Catholic Church and Mercy Hospital Service Club.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 24th, 2020 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, January 24th, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am
    St. Columbkille's Catholic Church
    1240 Rush St.
    DUBUQUE, IA 52003
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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, January 24th, 2020 | 11:30am
    Friday, January 24th, 2020 11:30am
    St. Columbkille's Catholic Church
    1240 Rush St.
    DUBUQUE, IA 52003
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    David Schatz
  • Interment

    Friday, January 24th, 2020 |
    Friday, January 24th, 2020
    Mount Calvary Cemetery
    1111 Davis Street
    DUBUQUE, IA 52001
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Posted at 08:28pm
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Brian & Tish Johnson

Posted at 07:47pm
Sending our love and heartfelt sympathy to the whole Trausch family. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Brian and Tish (Clark) Johnson

Jeff & Betty Clark

Posted at 07:25pm
Please accept our deepest sympathy at your loss. Doris was the last of the six Gillilan/Kimmich cousins.
Jeff & Betty Clark

J. Leibold

Posted at 04:40pm
Amy and the entire Trausch Family, My most heartfelt sympathy to you all. So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless, Jennifer (Wareham) Leibold

Jim k Kemp

Posted at 03:55pm
Our condolences to the Trausch family. I was friends of most of the Trausch children and spouses. Doris was always open to inviting her kids friends into her house. She always treated us like adults, even when we were in grade school. She will be missed by all.

Jim & Sue Kemp

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