Edeltraud “Traude” Allgauer Lenzko
Sunrise August 22, 1937- Sunset December 31, 2022
On her passing, Traude went home to be with the Lord surrounded by the people she lived her life for and loved dearly.
Traude was born in Gisingen, Austria on August 22, 1937. She is survived by her husband, Werner Lenzko, two children, Elaine Lenzko and Ingrid Lenzko; two grandchildren, Andrew Speir and Victoria Speir; sister Helga Vogel; brothers Herbert Allgauer and Arnold Allgauer; many nieces and nephews and extended family. She is preceded in death by her parents Benedikt Allgauer, Hildegard Wehinger Allgauer; God-given second mother Karolina Buchel Allgauer, and her brother Werner Allgauer.
Traude came to the United States in 1964. Being from Austria, she was an avid skier and enjoyed skiing whenever she could. While skiing at Camelback Mountain in the Poconos she met Werner, her soulmate and husband of 56 years. Their love of family, combined with their passion for being in the mountains, as well as out in nature led them to build a love-filled vacation home in the Poconos where family and friends could gather. Another favorite pastime was bird watching with her husband Werner.
She was a strong protector, and advocate, for her special needs daughter Ingrid. She especially enjoyed watching Ingrid compete in in horseback riding events at Thorncroft Equestrian Center and in the Special Olympics at Penn State.
Traude donated countless hours of her time to the monitoring program with Delarc. She spent countless time interviewing residents with intellectual and physical disabilities in Delaware County to assure quality and necessary support services. She passed on her legacy of advocacy for those who could not advocate for themselves onto her daughter Elaine and granddaughter Victoria.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 pm January 21, 2023 at the chapel in Maris Grove’s retirement community in Glen Mills, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Thorncroft Equestrian Center in Malvern, PA or Divine Providence Village in Springfield, PA.
“Blessed are the pure of heart, for they will see God.” (Matthew 5:8)