Rita B. Traut, age 90, of Sauk Rapids, formerly of Sartell, died Oct. 9 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids. Her funeral will be held at noon Friday, Oct. 12 in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 219 Second St N., Sartell. The Rev. Timothy Baltes will officiate. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Friends may call after 10:30 p.m. Friday in St. Francis Xavier Gathering Space in Sartell.
Survivors include their children: Janice and Kevin Martin of Rice, Marti and Lori Traut of Sartell, Roger and Michelle Traut of Sartell, Kathleen and Doug Larkin of Sartell, Jeanne Traut of St. Stephen, Joanne Traut and Kenny Sorenson of St Stephen, Rosanne and Jeff Steichen of Sartell, Colleen (Traut) Kirchner of St. Stephen; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and sister, Louise Shiflett, Moberly, Mo.
Author: Janelle Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.