Maybelle Hargrave Runkle Traut died Monday, November 22, 2021, at home. She was born October 6, 1933, in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of Dr. Stuart Calvin Runkle and Maybelle Vera Hargrave Runkle. She married Michael Iversen Traut on August 28, 1954 in Fond du Lac, WI. She was a graduate of Stuart Hall in Staunton, VA and attended Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Maybelle lived in various places in the U.S. while her father was stationed with the U.S. Navy during World War II, including Honolulu, Hawaii, which she remembered fondly. She lived for 50 years in Fond du Lac, WI until she and Michael retired to Broomfield, CO in 2003. She was a long-time member of St. Paul’s Cathedral and participated in their mouse factory, choir, and flower guild. She was active in the Fond du Lac Service League and the Fond du Lac Oratorio Chorus and managed the First and Main Office Building from the early 1960s until 2002. After moving to Colorado, she was a member of the Broomfield Civic Chorus for over 14 years and shared her flower arranging talents with Holy Comforter Episcopal Church. Maybelle was an excellent seamstress and gardener. She graciously shared her skills with her daughters and grandchildren, which will allow us all to remember her for years to come.
Maybelle is survived by her husband of 67 years, three daughters: Beth (John) Bosio of Broomfield, CO, Sara (Steven) Bass of Portland, OR, Trish (Terry) Jacobson of Ripon, WI, and her foster daughter, Lonna (Roger) Weidmeyer of Waukesha, WI. She had eight grandchildren: Emmy (Chad Hinshaw) Bosio of Denver, CO, Andrew (Emily) Bosio of Westminster, CO, Michele (Jesse) Dorsch of Pickett, WI, Susan (Josh) Robinson of West Allis, WI, William Bosio of Westminster, CO, Erik (Kerri) Jacobson of Oshkosh, WI, Catie (Bryce Ito) Bass of Seattle, WA, and Caroline (Kevin Tenenbaum) Bass of Cleveland, OH, and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held December 6, 2021 at 11am at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church with Fr. Lyndon Shakespeare officiating. Cremation has taken place and inurnment will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Maybelle can be directed to Holy Comforter Episcopal Church (1700 W. 10th Avenue, Broomfield, CO 80020) or St. Paul’s Cathedral Preservation Fund, (51 W. Division Street, Fond du Lac, WI 54935).
For those who are unable to attend in person, the service will be live streamed via Holy Comforter's zoom on Monday at 11am MST (12 noon CST) at: https://tinyurl.com/yxo5prlk
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