Juva R. (Trausch) Atkinson, 85, was a resident of Riverview Health Care Campus in Oak Harbor, and formerly of Sandusky, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, in Magruder Hospital, Port Clinton.
She grew up in Willis, Mich., after being born June 5, 1927, in Edon, Ohio, daughter of the late Raymond and Stella (Willoughby) Trausch. On Sept. 21, 1946, she married John E. Atkinson who preceded her in death April 13, 2003.
Juva worked for many businesses over the years as a secretary/ bookkeeper, retiring in 1994.
She held memberships in the VFW and Welcome Wagon and was proud to have attended the University of Michigan.
Because Juva moved around so much, wherever she lived became her home, those who were her friends became her family, and the events she attended became her memories.
Survivors include her children, Darlene (Jerry) Collins, of Oak Harbor, and Frank R. Atkinson, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; grandchildren, Matt (Kimberly) Collins, of Hamilton, Ohio, and Ray (Corie Neal) Collins, of Marblehead; and great- grandchildren, Robbie, Ryan, Taylor, and Ciarra.
Her family will receive friends from 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Chapel at Riverview Health Care Campus, Oak Harbor, where memorial services will begin at 11 a.m. Pastor Billy Ray Hatfield will officiate. Graveside Services will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday in Union Cemetery, Edon.
In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the VFW Home for Children, 3573 S. Waverly Road, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827 or the Riverview Auxiliary.
Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be shared with the family at crosserfuneralhome.com.