Wayne L. Trautwein was born February 27, 1938 in Galena,
Illinois, the son of Charles L. and Marjorie Maxine Curry Trautwein.
He grew up and attended school in Houston before serving his country
in the United States Air Force. On November 17, 1962, Wayne was
united in marriage with Anne Myer in Houston. They moved to
Bellville in 1976 and later relocated his business to Industry.
Wayne later became President and CEO of Automated Technology Inc.
(ATI). A hard worker, he was always the first to arrive at work, and
last to leave. For relaxation, he enjoyed flying his Cessna. After a
career in the valve actuator business, Wayne was looking forward to
retirement. He was often referred to as "Mr. Actuator" by
He passed away peacefully Thursday, March 25, 2004, at his home in
Bellville after a lengthy battle with cancer.
He is survived by his family and care givers: his wife of 41 years,
Anne Myer Trautwein; daughter, Melissa Amanda Ball and husband Ken;
sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley Land and husband Harold, Jim
Myer, and Ruth Henderson and close friend Lyle Chandler;
grandchildren, Amber Navarre, Kenneth Ball and Chelsea Ball; and
father Charles "Chuck" Trautwein. He was preceded in death
by his mother, Marjorie Trautwein.
Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 29, 2004, at the
Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel in Bellville with David Mahan
officiating. Graveside service followed at 3 p.m. at SouthPark
Cemetery in Pearland, with the Rev. John Schneider officiating.
Honorary pallbearers were Wayne's co-workers at ATI.
In lieu of usual remembrances, friends who wish may make memorial
gifts to Scott Department of Neurology, 6560 Fannin, Suite 2100,
Houston, TX 77030, Attn: Dr. Robert Arnato, Kidney Cancer Research
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral
Posted by Joy Neely