Nancy “Ellie” Traucht of Bozeman, Montana passed away in her sleep, January 11, 2020, at the age of 85. Ellie is survived by her husband of 66 years, James “Jim” Traucht.

While Ohio is a wonderful place, Jim and Ellie decided to move to the Bozeman area in 1979 with their youngest of four children. Ellie enjoyed square dance calling, hunting, and camping. She was a 4-H advisor, Sunday school teacher, a youth group leader, and a member of First Lutheran Church in Bozeman. While living in Ohio she was a member of the Good Hope Lutheran Church of Arlington, Ohio.

Ellie is the daughter of Harry and Dorothy (Reel) Ream (both deceased), and sister to Catherine Elaine Ream (deceased) and Richard Ream (deceased).

She is survived by her children, Scott and Holli (Baker) Traucht of Emigrant, MT, Susan and Stephen Ayres of Belgrade, MT, Bruce and Rebecca (Powell) Traucht of Livingston, MT, and Todd and Suzie (Swartz) Traucht of Norris, MT; grandchildren, Matt Traucht of Emigrant, MT, Randy Traucht of Emigrant, MT, Daniel Traucht of Livingston, MT, Madison Traucht of Bozeman, MT, and Jake Traucht of Livingston, MT; and her great-grandchildren, August and Colton Traucht of Emigrant, MT.

Viewing will be at First Lutheran Church in Bozeman, Montana from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Funeral Services will be at First Lutheran Church at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 17, with graveside burial afterwards at Meadowview Cemetery located in Manhattan, Montana. Memorial contributions can be made to First Lutheran Building Fund, 225 South Black Ave., Bozeman, MT 59715.

Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service, www.dokkennelson.com

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