Dr. James Curtis Trautmann -- Rochester

ROCHESTER -- The funeral for Dr. James Curtis Trautmann will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Westwood Community Church in Chanhassen, Minn. There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Sunday in Pinewood Cemetery in Crosslake, Minn.

Dr. Trautmann, 75, of Crosslake, a retired consultant in the section of ophthalmology at Mayo Clinic, died Sept. 17, 2003, at his home following a year-long illness.

Born Nov. 18, 1927, in New Richmond, Wis., he attended Macalester College in St. Paul, served in the Army for two years, and received a bachelor of arts degree and his medical degree from the University of Minnesota. He interned at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth and was in general practice in Prairie du Sac, Wis., and Duluth before entering Mayo Graduate School as a resident in 1964. He received a master of science degree in ophthalmology from the University of Minnesota Graduate School in December, 1966. Dr. Trautmann was on the staff of the department of ophthalmology at the clinic until his retirement in 1991. He and his wife, Kathryn, moved to Crosslake from Rochester in 1997. They were married 50 years.

He was active in church and mission organizations, and was a member of the Rochester Rotary and Crosslake Planning and Zoning Commission. His interests included hunting, fishing, canoeing and handcrafts, including Norwegian cutwork hardanger.

Survivors include four daughters, Susan (Gary) Avery of Lincoln, Neb., Ruth (Glen) Bloomstrom of Lakeridge, Va., Karin (Rick) Wessberg of Shoreview, Minn., and Beverly (Marc) Greer of Yuciapa, Calif.; a son, David (Sheri) of Chanhassen; and 17 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife and two brothers.


Friends may call from noon until time of the service Saturday at the church.

Thomas-Dennis Funeral Home in Walker, Minn., is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice.

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