Watertown-Mayer mourns the loss of their wrestling coach

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Watertown-Mayer school district is mourning the loss of a longtime wrestling coach and gym teacher.

Joe Traen, 59, died unexpectedly Wednesday while he was out for his morning run. His wife, Deborah Traen, says he suffered a heart attack.

“I just love when we go into town or when we are at church and one of his students sees him, and they are just super excited and he will high five them and give them a hug,” Deborah said.

Joe spent 27 years working as a wrestling coach at Watertown-Mayer High School and as a physical education teacher at the elementary school. Deborah says he left Wednesday morning for his daily three-mile run around the neighborhood. View/continue reading at minnesota.cbslocal.com


Visitation and funeral for Joe Traen will be on Tuesday, April 4th in the Watertown-Mayer H.S. Competition Gym. The visitation will run from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The funeral service will begin at 6:00 pm.

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