Caryl C. Trachte, 87

October 04, 2021

Caryl C. Trachte passed away on Monday, October 4, 2021. Caryl was born in Chicago, Illinois, December 28, 1933, the daughter of the late William and Ella Huster Coninx and grew up in Skokie, Illinois. She received degrees from Lawrence University and the St. Louis Institute of Music.

She happily shared 65 years of marriage with her husband Byron. They were blessed with a daughter, Elizabeth Trachte of Lititz. With Byron, Caryl lived in 8 states and in France. She taught public school and held various corporate administrative positions. After retirement, she volunteered with Lutheran Braille Workers and food pantries.

Caryl was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church since moving to Lititz in 2010. She looks forward to her final home with Jesus Christ.

She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth, her nephew James (Donna) Coninx and her nieces Judy (John) Williams and Jody (Chuck) McMahan.

Caryl was preceded in death 58 days earlier by her husband Byron. She was also preceded in death by her brother Donald Coninx and his wife Ardis.

Donations may be made in Caryl’s memory to St Peter’s Lutheran Church, 10 Delp Road, Lancaster, PA 17601 or Luther Acres Benevolent Fund, 600 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543.

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Condolences to the Family

November 11, 2021

Hi Beth,
I was late on my condolences to your mom, which I left on her phone. I never received a response back from her, which you know is very uncharacteristic for her. I FINALLY figured out what had happened. So sorry for the loss of your parents so close together. And close together would exemplify the life they had together. I would have been right on top of this had I not been going through my own crisis. Please accept my condolences and my love.
Mark Bastian

October 16, 2021

Dear Elizabeth..
I am so sorry for the grief and loss you have suffered in the past few months and for the difficult burden you had to shoulder. I hope you will now find some peace and rest.
Your mother was a joy to meet and I will long remember what a charming and thoughtful person she was. I am just one of many residents here at Luther Acres who will sincerely miss the pleasure of her company.
Joann Stewart Seiple

October 11, 2021

A dear friend for 50 + years.  What a privilege to have known her.
Dotty Sheldon

October 10, 2021

Dear Beth,
So saddened to read the news of your mother’s death, especially soon after your father’s. Know that my prayers are with you. May God give you strength, comfort and peace and surround you with the love and care of family and friends. 
“Rest eternal grant Caryl, O Lord. Let light perpetual shine upon her. ” Amen.

October 07, 2021

A life well-lived and an exemplary death.
Chaplain Tom

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