Adolph Ferdinand (Budd) Traurig, 63 years old, died of complications from heart and brain infections in Cape Coral, Fla. at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.
Adolph Ferdinand (Buddy) Traurig, the son of Adolph and Margaret Traurig, was born on Nov. 11 1949 in Worthington, Minnesota. He is known to his family and friends as Buddy. Buddy moved to Lemars, Iowa with the family in 1960. He attended Gehlen Catholic Schools. After a very brief stint in the United States Navy, Buddy moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to pursue a career in the tile and coping industry.
While in Las Vegas, Buddy became the proud father of his only child, his son Karl Adolph Traurig. Buddy moved to Dallas as the opportunities arose for increased business in Texas and eventually settled in Cape Coral, Fla. when the real estate boom drove up demand for this expert skills.
Adolph Ferdinand (Budd) Traurig
He is survived by his son Karl Traurig, his sister Patricia Markevicius, two brothers, Tom and Robert, and his father Adolph Traurig. His sudden death also was an unwelcome end of his engagement to Cheryl Mason of Cape Coral.
Buddy will be joining his mother Margaret, his three brothers, Donald, Michael and Kevin, and his three sisters, Susan, Mary Ann and Mary Margaret in heaven.
Buddy was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, #7131, as well as a regular server/usher at St. Andrew Church in Cape Coral.
Loved ones and friends of Buddy may attend the funeral Mass that will be celebrated at Saint Andrew Church in Cape Coral from 10 to 11 a.m. today, April 13. Burial will be at VA Cemetery in Boulder City, NV a date to be determined at a later time.
Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through the Fulle r Metz Funeral Home website www.fuller-metz.com