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Thomas J. Treu

September 7, 1925 ~ February 19, 2018 (age 92)

Thomas John Treu, 92, of Wausau, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2018, at Ascension St. Clare’s Hospital, Weston.

He was born on September 7, 1925 in Schofield, WI, the son of Herman and Mary (Horak) Treu.  Thomas married Beulah Mae “Geri” Ristow on September 26, 1949 in Ottumwa, Iowa.

Thomas served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was active in the Wausau VFW Post.  After retiring from J.I. Case in 1983, he enjoyed restoring antique cars and was active in the Wausau Antique Auto Club for several years.  He also loved playing with his grandchildren, helping Geri make costumes, and playing his accordion while entertaining with Geri at local nursing homes.  They also enjoyed dancing, traveling, and gardening together.

Survivors include his bride of 68 years, Beulah Mae “Geri” Treu of Wausau; three children, Steven John (Linda) Treu of Fort Worth, TX, Barry Wayne Treu of Freeport, IL, and Deborah Lynn Treu of Madison, WI; grandchildren, Jarret (Jennifer) Treu, Shana Lynn (Jeff) Renz, and Priyaa Treu; great-grandchildren, Lydia, Landon, and Natalie.

A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Restlawn Memorial Chapel, 4710 North Troy St., Wausau, with Rev. Joy Nelson-Jeffers of First Presbyterian Church of Wausau officiating.  Visitation begins at 10:00 a.m. until the time of service in the chapel.  Entombment will follow in Restlawn Memorial Chapel Mausoleum, town of Texas, with military honors provided by V.F.W. Burns Post #388.

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Memorial contributions are suggested to First Presbyterian Church of Wausau, 406 Grant Street, Wausau, WI 54403

PLEASE refrain from sending any floral arrangements containing fresh cut flowers as some of the family have allergy sensitivity to flowers.  Thank you.

Donations may be made to:

First Presbyterian Church of Wausau
406 Grant Street, Wausau WI 54403
Tel: 1-715-842-2116

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