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Traute Anne Marie Reimer

January 12, 1948 December 10, 2020
Traute Anne Marie Reimer
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Traute Anne Marie Reimer (nee Zehm) of LaGrange, 72, passed away on December 10, 2020 alongside her family. She was born on January 12, 1948 in Hollingstedt, Germany to the late Hans and Anna Zehm. Traute married the love of her life and best friend, Clare Reimer, on December 28, 1968 in St. Joseph, MI. They were soon to celebrate their 52nd wedding anniversary.
She pursued her passion in education and graduated from Grand Valley State University as an Intervention Specialist. She thrived on taking her students outside the classroom and introducing them to life experiences. After dedicating 37 years of passionately teaching and guiding children with developmental disabilities, she retired from Northwood Junior High in Elyria, OH.
Traute’s number one focus was being a mother to her three daughters. She rarely missed a school, sporting or life event. When not planning the next family vacation or get together, Traute loved beautifying her gardens and spending time with friends and family. She had an adventurous spirit and loved camping, hiking, kayaking and birding. She coached softball, volunteered at the Special Olympics and was involved with the Keystone Athletic Booster Club. Throughout their lives, Traute and Clare would plan and look forward to their next adventure including several trips across the U.S. and overseas.
Traute lived life to the fullest, offered a warm wonderful glow to all of our lives and will be deeply missed.
Left to honor her legacy are husband Clare; her daughters Jennifer (John) Faust, Jodi (Michael Merry) Reimer, Erin(Ryan) Biles; brothers Hans (Dorothy) Zehm, Gerd (Debbie) Zehm; sister-in-law Connie (Perry) Hanna; and numerous nieces and nephews. She especially adored and cherished her 4 grandchildren: Felicity& Mason Faust and Aiden& Vivien Biles. She was preceded in death by her brother Fred (Lilli) Zehm.
In lieu of flowers, Traute and her family request contributions be made to Evelyn H. Lauder Founder's Fund for Metastatic Breast Cancer Research at Due to Covid, there will not be calling hours. The family encourages you to share your favorite memories of Traute at online at Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Elyria (440)322-4626

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