Chuck “Elvis” Trautner
Age 74 of Joliet, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Joliet Area Community Hospice.
Born October 10, 1947 in Joliet, Charles Donald was a son of Donald and Frances (Gutnik) Trautner. Chuck was raised and educated in Joliet and graduated from Joliet Catholic High School with the class of 1965. Following graduation, Chuck enlisted and proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1965 to 1971 during the conflict in Vietnam. After his time in the service, Chuck worked for Com Ed for over 40 years as a member of the maintenance team until his retirement. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion Post 1080, the Moran AC, Southside Civic Club, the Croatian Club and the Joliet Moose Lodge #300 for many years. Chuck will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his brother, Ron Trautner and cousin, Brad Gutnik, as well as numerous friends.
Chuck is preceded in death by his parents: Frances and Donald.
A private interment will be held at a later date and Chuck will be laid to rest at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery where he will receive full military honors for his dedication to his country.