PIOPOLIS – Harold Otto Trausch, 92, of Piopolis, IL passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2023, at McLeansboro Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in McLeansboro, IL.

Harold was born on June 19, 1931 in Piopolis to his parents Frank & Louise Trausch.

Harold was a farmer, and was known for being a hard worker. He enjoyed tinkering with things and repairing various items, and he enjoyed fishing. He loved to spend time with his friends & family. He was a member of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Piopolis.

Harold is survived by 3 sisters Eleanor Trausch of McLeansboro, Marcella Trausch of McLeansboro, and Margaret Ragan (and husband Richard) of Wayne City, IL; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by both parents Frank & Louise Trausch, 3 brothers William “Bill” Trausch, Edward Trausch, and Paul Trausch; 6 sisters Florence Michlik, Rosanna Trausch, Barbara Trausch, Eileen Salmon, Caroline Gunter, and Marie Hopkins; and a step-brother Vincent Trausch.

A funeral mass for Harold Otto Trausch will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 7, 2023, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Piopolis, with Father Slawomir Ptak officiating. 

Visitation will be held from 8:00 a.m. until the time of service at 10:00 a.m., with a Recitation of the Rosary at 10:00 a.m. immediately prior to the funeral mass. 

Following the funeral mass, he will be laid to rest in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Piopolis.

Online condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made at www.gholsonfuneralhome.com.