County Line Magazine Editorial Entitled “A Will To Live” – By John Trautwein – March 2011
Love, hope, and a will to live! Every parent strives hard to instill these three very important ingredients into the minds and hearts of their children. In October of last year, our family suffered the most tragic loss imaginable, the death of our son, Richard Williams “Will” Trautwein. At 15-years-old, Will was unable to see the love and hope that surrounded him, and his will to live disappeared. Whether it disappeared for a long time, or for a moment, does not matter, the fact is that it disappeared, and a family and a community were left to pick up the “light” that once shown so brightly in Will.