Janet M. & Donald L. Traut, Sr. Memorial

Don, Elder Class of 1950, and Janet Traut were married for over 60 years, and were lifelong residents of the West Side.  Don served in the US Army during the Korean conflict, and upon return worked for Burger Brewing before joining the Inter-Ocean Life Insurance Company.  Working during the day and going to the University of Cincinnati at night, Don went on the earn degrees in business and finance.  He worked for Inter-Ocean, and then Cincinnati Financial Corporation until reaching the position of Treasurer of the life insurance operations of CFC.  He retired in 1993 to be able to spend more time with Janet and his family. 

Don and Janet were actively involved in supporting many local Catholic organizations and Elder was close to their hearts.  Don passed away in November of 2015, two years after the love of his life.  This scholarship aims to continue passing along the blessings of Don and Janet’s success in life to future generations of Elder men.