June 23, 2024

Thelma Traugott, 86, died Sunday, May 17, 2015 at her home in San Jose, California. She was born March 2, 1929 at Garden City to parents Henry & Clara (Haggerman) Giesaking. She married to Darel Traugott on October 1, 1948 in Garden City. He died on June 14, 1984.

Thelma graduated from Garden City High School and attended Garden City Community College. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a busy Homemaker. After raising four children she worked at Sears for many years until she retired and moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1997. In 2009 she moved to San Jose, California. Her special interest was being involved with her Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband 2 Brothers- Lawrence Giesaking & Charles Giesaking & 2 Sisters- Wilma Staub & Erma Marker.

Survivors: 1 Daughter Carolyn VanLandingham San Jose, California
3 Sons Michael Traugott Wichita, Kansas
David Traugott Colorado Springs, Colorado
Don Traugott Spring, Texas
1 Brother Melvyn Giesaking Scottsdale, Arizona
9 Grandchildren
12 Great-Grandchildren

Funeral Service: 10:30 AM Saturday, May 30, 2015 
Place: Trinity Lutheran Church in Garden City
Officiating: Dr. Rev Timm Griffin
Burial: Valley View Cemetery in Garden City
Memorials: Trinity Lutheran Church
In care of Garnand Funeral Home
Calling Hours: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Friday
At Garnand Funeral Home
Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com