Thomas Oetken Traband, age 75, Waupaca, passed away from a heart condition on March 8 at Appleton Medical Center, Appleton, Wisconsin.
Survivors are wife, Judith, nee Beglinger; daughter Natalie Fleury and sons, Thomas, (Michele), Tyler, (Sara) and Eric, and six grandchildren. The family welcomes memorials to ThedaCare Hospice; Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University; the USO; or the Milwaukee Press Club Foundation. Arrangements are being made through Wichmann Funeral Home in Appleton, with a memorial service planned for two o’clock p.m. on Sunday, March 22, at the Unitarian Universalist Church West, 13001 W. North Avenue, Brookfield, Wisconsin with Rev. Suzelle Lynch, officiating. For information: www.wichmannfargo.com or Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior St., Appleton, 920 739-1231.