Frank Stone Trautman, 91, passed away in Zionsville, Ind., where he had lived for the last years to be near his son, Michael.
Frank was born on Oct. 1, 1922, to Stone and Mary Engle Trautman in Belpre, Ohio.
He graduated from Belpre High School. He attended Ohio University until called to active duty in WW II. He fought and was captured in the Battle of the Bulge and remained a POW in Stalag IX B Bad Orb until liberated by Allied Forces in the spring of 1945.
Once discharged from the military, he returned to complete his education, graduating from Marietta College. Frank worked as a petroleum engineer early in his career before becoming a teacher. With an additional degree from Antioch College, he then taught math and science in both private and public schools systems until retirement.
Frank was an active Mason and a proud member of the Sons of American Revolution, Sons of Union Veterans and the Order of Cincinnatus. He remained active in many community and civic projects in his hometown of Belpre throughout his life.
Frank was the widower of the late Nancy Jean Keener Trautman. Surviving are their children, Susan Lee Trautman, Michael Stone Trautman and Jonathan Keener Trautman; and four grandchildren, Bryan, Erik, Neal and Ellen.
Friends may leave a message of condolence for the family by visiting www.arnmortuary.com or make a memorial contribution to Marietta College; Office of Advancement, 215 5th Street, Marietta, OH, 45750.