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“Sending prayers for strength. Time has surly pasted, but the wonderful memories of our families will always be with us. Condolences from Helen,...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Karen (Cook) Sworak - diamond, OH

“I worked with Diane at Euclid Garment. Diane was such a fighter with her disease. My heart goes out to the family. My sincere sympathy, Addie...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Addie Wohlwend - Ventura, CA

“Diane was one of the finest women that I had the pleasure to know. She loved her family fiercely and without condition. Her bravery and her...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Michele Smith - Kent, OH - Family

“Tom, (and family)I am so very sorry for this tremendous loss to your family. I have not seen you for years and not sure if you remember me by name...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Dianna Mace - Ravenna, OH

“May you rest in Gods eternal peace. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: mariana septien - Pembroke Pines, FL

“My deepest condolences to the family of Diane. We worked together for many years. She was more than a coworker, she was my friend. I will miss her....Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Maxine McIlvain - Port Orange, FL

“You are surly going to be missed. You were a good friend to me and a lot of people. Fly high my dear friend. Love you.zstCn ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Jill Rhoads - Rootstown, OH

“Love you like a sister ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Gene and Darlene Mettler - Kent, OH


Diane L. Trautman, 69, of Kent, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at home in Kent after long courageous battle with cancer.

She was born December 14, 1947 in Akron, to Michael V. and Dorothy E. (Smith) Sepi. She enjoyed home decorating, with a morning coffee and book on the patio where she could sit all day. Trips down to Hollywood beach in Florida with her husband Tom and best friends Darlene and Gene Mettler. She was a member of Brimfield Historical Society, Sharing Journeys Cancer Group (Look Good, Feel Better.)

She is survived by her husband, Tom Trautman; sons, Thomas (Debbie) Trautman, and Russell Trautman; grandchildren, Michael Trautman of Kent, Averi Cucuzza of Akron, Kenzi Jones of Idaho, Adam Trautman of Idaho, Garrett Degraw of Idaho, Dusty DeGraw of Idaho, Kalista Bixler of Arizona; great grandchild, Emily Rae Jones of Idaho; brothers, Rick P. (Karen) Sepi, and Michael T. (Beci) Sepi of Cincinnati; mother, Dorothy (Smith) of Kent. She was preceded in death by her father, Michael V. Sepi, In-Laws, Russ and Jean Trautman, daughter-in-law, Michelle Trautman.

Calling hours will be held 2-4 & 5-7 PM Friday, April 21 at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent. Funeral services will be held at 6:45 PM Friday, April 21 at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home with Father Richard Pentello officiating. Private Burial at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to University Hospital Hospice 4510 Richmond Road Warrensville Heights, OH 44128. A Celebration of Life Luncheon will take place 12-3 PM Saturday, April 22 at the K of C Hall 39 Garrett St, Kent.