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In Memory of Roy Traynor


Friday from 3 until 7PM at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Baldwin and one hour prior to service Saturday morning at church

Funeral Services

11AM Saturday January 22nd at Zion Lutheran Church in Woodville.

Roy Traynor age 84 of Baldwin, formerly of Woodville, died peacefully Wednesday January 19th 2011 at the Baldwin Care Center. Roy was born on April 1, 1926 in Rock Elm Township; the son of Basil and Margaret (Minder) Traynor. He was raised in rural Spring Valley where he attended school. As a young man, he enlisted in the Armed Forces and proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II; which he received the prestigious Bronze Star Medal. On July 18, 1946, he was united in marriage to Arlene Bennett; to which five children were born. Roy had several occupational experiences in life. He worked as the Downing Constable before becoming the Police Chief for the Spring Valley Police Department. During this time, he and Arlene entered the restaurant business. He owned various cafes over the years in Spring Valley before opening up business in Woodville. They owned and operated Roy’s Café and Bar. Following these ventures, he went into cattle and freight hauling. During this time, he also managed to run the family farm south of Woodville prior to retiring and eventually moving to the village of Woodville. They moved to Baldwin in 2005. Roy served on the Village of Woodville City Council and was a proud member of the Woodville American Legion Post #301. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Roy is survived by his caring wife of 64 years Arlene, children Bob (Judy) Traynor of Baldwin, Duane (Cindy) Traynor of Glenwood City, Richard (Janis) Traynor of Osceola, Nancy (Jim) Klingman of New Mexico, Susan Traynor of Texas, grandchildren Jeff (Jill) Traynor, Jodi (Marcel) Schwendimann, Michelle (Tim) Harris, Aaron Traynor, Jason Traynor, Jacob Traynor, Brenda (Kirby) Carpenter, Brent (Julie) Traynor, Lisa (Brad) Peper, Craig (Alex) Larson, Catina Larson, Joseph Halvorson, Kimberly Halvorson, great grandchildren Cory Traynor, Ty Traynor, Ben Traynor, Franklin Schwendimann, Ali Bea Schwendimann, Amelia Schwendimann, Eric Gardner, Nicole Olson, Julia Traynor, Kaylee Traynor, Emma Carpenter, Owen Carpenter, Audrey Carpenter, Lily Carpenter, Cadence Traynor, David Traynor, Olivia Larson, Charlotte Larson, Jazmine Halverson, siblings Laverle Maxfield, Ronald (Lorena) Traynor, Della Larson, Joe (Wanda) Traynor, Darlene Croes, Barbara Hoyt, sisters-in-law Shirley Holerud, Evelyn VanRiper, Verlene Traynor, brother-in-law Robert Roberts, as well as many nieces, nephews, and countless friends. Roy is preceded in death by his parents, brother Francis Traynor, brothers/sisters-in-law Robert Maxfield, Kenneth Larson, Virgil Hoyt, Ray Holerud, Elizabeth and Wayburn Gedatus, Beulah and Bernard Babcock, and Clifton Van Riper.

Funeral service for Roy Traynor will be 11AM Saturday January 22nd at Zion Lutheran Church in Woodville with Pastor Keith Anderson officiating. Organist Judy Veenendall will accompany congregation singing with special music being sung by John Terkelsen. Burial with full military honors provided by the Woodville American Legion Post will be in the Sunset Cemetery in Woodville. Active casketbearers will be Jeff Traynor, Craig Larson, Brent Traynor, Joseph Halverson, Cory Traynor, and Ty Traynor with all his remaining grandchildren and great grandchildren being honorary casketbearers. Visitation will be on Friday January 21st from 3 until 7PM at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Baldwin and one hour prior to service Saturday morning at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the discretion of the family.    

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