Henry Bill Trautwein

October 23, 1926 ‒ September 02, 2012

Galena, Ohio

Henry Bill Trautwein, age 85, of Galena, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, September 2, 2012 at St. Ann’s Hospital. Bill was born October 23, 1926, in Springfield, to the late William J. and Zelda Trautwein. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his loving wife, Cherry O’Brien Trautwein.

A WWII Navy Veteran, Bill went on to receive his Architect Degree from The Ohio State University. He was the captain of The Ohio State Buckeyes in 1950 and helped them win the Rose bowl. Known as “Bear” in those days, he played a major role in the Buckeyes success during his years on the field in 48, ’49 & ‘50.

Bill went on to become a very successful architect with a practice in Worthington. He designed internationally with projects in Ireland, as well as locally with well known icons as Cooper Stadium.

Bill was active in many organizations including The Columbus Maennerchor, Salvation Army, OSU Alumni and the Varsity O, and the Mercator. He loved fly fishing, wood carving and traveling the world, especially to Ireland.

Bill is survived by his daughters Ann (Don) Sutton of Pompano Beach, FL; Cherry L. Trautwein of Hood River, OR; Jean K. Trautwein of Galena; Amy T. ( Mike) Murphy of Cumming, GA; Erin (Rod) Vrancken of Galena; grandchildren Austin Burger; Daniel, Sarah & Sean Murphy; Donald & Alexandria Sutton; Anna, Julia & Natalie Vrancken; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held 3:00 PM, Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury with Pastor Wayne Booth presiding. Friends may call 2-3 PM at the funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.