Rosalie J. Trausch Sanders, 87 years, of Bryan, passed away Sunday, November 2, 2014 in her residence. Rosalie was born December 25, 1926 in Montpelier, the daughter of the late Clair and Ruth (Valley) Roush. She was a 1944 graduate of Montpelier High School. Rosalie married Simon J. Trausch on November 14, 1946 in Montpelier, and he preceded her in death on November 3, 1991. Rosalie then married Wayne “Louie” Sanders on April 19, 1997, and he also preceded her in death on July 24, 2007. Initally, Rosalie was a telephone operator. She later worked at and retired from the Williams County Public Library in Bryan. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and the Shamrock Circle. Rosalie was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She enjoyed reading, playing card games, oil painting and working crossword puzzles.
Surviving are her six children, Nicholas (Mary Ellen) Trausch of Steubenville, Ohio, Bettylu (Jay) Brinkman of Ocoee, Florida, Neil (Linda) Trausch of Bryan, Barbara (Michael) Roose of Bryan, Martin (Ann Goeden) Trausch of Germany and Ann (Kevin) Vollmar of Stryker; four stepsons, Dennis (Sharon) Sanders of Edgerton, Kenneth (Susan) Sanders of Bryan, Leo (Silvia) Sanders of Wauseon and Joseph (Sandra) Sanders of Ney; seven grandchildren, ten step-grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marjorie Michael of Montpelier, Pauline Echler of Montpelier and Irene Reese Wilson of Bryan. She was preceded in death by her husbands Simon Trausch and Wayne Sanders.
Visitation for Rosalie J. Trausch Sanders will be held Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home – Greenisen Chapel, 225 East High Street, Bryan. Funeral Mass for Rosalie J. Trausch Sanders will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 6, 2014 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 610 Portland Street, Bryan with Father Jim Halleron officiating. Interment will follow in Fountain Grove Cemetery, Bryan.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to Williams County Public Library, Bryan Branch or to the charity of the donor’s choice.