Portage, Wisconsin Elizabeth "Betty" Traut age 94 of Portage, Wisconsin died on Monday, November 29, 2021, at Aspirus Divine Savior in Portage, Wisconsin. Betty was born on July 15, 1927, to Paul and Lois (Simm) Langland. At the age of 19 months, along with her sister Beatrice they were placed in a foster home by their father with a family he knew, Emile and Meril Koepp. At the age of 14 Betty worked as a nanny. Betty married Harold Traut" Speck" on Marth 19, 1946 in Oakland CA, where Harold was stationed with the US Navy. They came back to Wisconsin and lived in Fort Winnebago Township on a farm with Harold's parents, John, and Grace Traut. They were blessed with 3 children, Betty worked for Kroger Egg Plant until it went out of business. Buchanan's Grocery, Divine Savior Hospital, Lorelei Fashion, Wagon Wheel, and Horton Produce. Betty loved animals and her rose garden. She loved fishing and spending time with her oldest daughter and son-in-law when they lived in Colorado. Her greatest joy was flying in her son-in-law John's ultralight. Betty loved to cook and was known for her famous baked beans. Betty is survived by her children; Connie (John) Willett of Green Lake, WI; Francis (Mary) Traut of Portage, WI; Ruth Traut of Portage, WI grandchildren Jeremy Coffman of Portage; Corrine Gray (Dan Held) of Adams Friendship and Troy (Tina) Traut of Portage. 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Sisters Lorrraine (Sterling) Gray of Portage; Rose Marcelleno of Portage; Brother Otis Pratt of Packwaukee, WI and John (Pat) Langland of South Carolina. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harold, parents-in-law, foster parents, 2 brothers, 3 sisters a grand daughter and a special friend Fred Thurler. A memorial service will be planned at a later date with inurnment in the Rio Cemetery. Kratz Funeral Home-Portage (www.kratzfuneralhome.com) is assisting the family with arrangements. Service Details. Service A memorial service will be planned at a later date with inurnment in the Rio Cemetery.
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