Ronald Traudt

August 3, 1939January 28, 2021

Ronald H “Ron” Traudt, Retired Colonel, age 81, of Beavercreek, Ohio passed away January 28, 2021 after an advanced 20 year battle of Parkinson’s. Ron was born August 3, 1939 in Grand Island, Nebraska to the late Hilmer and Gladys(Kyne)Traudt. He graduated from the University of Nebraska in Omaha with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and continued his education receiving a Master’s Degree at Troy University in Alabama. Retired United States Air Force Veteran of Vietnam. During Ron’s 26 year career he was dual rated as a navigator and pilot who flew Air Lift in Vietnam and C119 Gunships. His last tour, he finished as Chief of Staff at the Aeronautical Systems Command at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. After his retirement in 1988 he began his own consulting business, RHT Consulting. Ron was able to make one last trip to Washington DC, in 2019 with the Honor Flight program. He was a lifelong member of the Peace Lutheran Church. Ron leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 59 years Loretta M. (Shukis) Traudt of Dayton, Ohio, son Ronald William (Tonya Carter)Traudt, grandsons Amen Jayce Traudt, and Darien Carter all of Catawba, Ohio, daughter LaRene Yvonne (Cpt. Keith Hudgins) Traudt Hudgins of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and granddaughter Kate Hudgins of Jacksonville, Florida, a host of nieces and one nephew. Celebration of Life to be held 2:00PM Saturday, May 15, 2021, at the Hope Hotel. The family wishes to express a special thanks to Hospice of Heartland for the wonderful care and comfort given to Ron and his family. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in Ron’s memory to the Parkinson’s Foundation at Condolences can be expressed to the family at


15 May

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm

The Hope Hotel

Richard C Holbrooke Conference Center

10823 Chidlaw Rd.
Dayton, Ohio 45433


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Laura Odgers

February 1, 2021

Ron was a good friend to the Odgers family. We will remember him as a true patriot and are so thankful for the great service Ron gave to the Airforce and to his country. We will continue to miss this era of these fine men well into the future. We are grateful for our fond memories of Ron and the whole Traudt family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Laura and Brett