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Rodney E. Treu

October 10, 1940 — July 11, 2023

Wausau

Rodney "Rod" Treu, age 82, passed away on July 11, 2023. 

He was born to parents, Earl and Florence (Kluetz) Treu on October 10, 1940, in Wausau, WI. He graduated from D.C. Everest High School and jumped right into the working world, holding many job titles over the years. Rod started working as a auto mechanic at Bob Johnson Chevrolet and Rosemurgy Ford. He also worked as a welder, construction worker, and crane operator. He finished his career as a truck driver for SNE Enterprises. He enjoyed the many places across the country that trucking took him, but was glad to put the long hours behind him when he retired.

In his early years, Rod enjoyed racing stock cars. He also enjoyed fishing, boating, camping, and hunting. He passed the time watching the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Wisconsin Badgers, and NASCAR. Attending his grandkids's wide array of sporting events was an important pastime. He was their biggest fan. Rod was an avid animal lover and spent many days spoiling some very special dogs. He was happiest when he was surrounded by the company of his family, friends, and pets.

Rodney married the love of his life, Jean (Klug) Treu of Wausau, on November 4, 1961. She survives. He is further survived by his children: Scott (Donna) Treu of Wausau, Lori (Scott) Thiele of Weston, Kari (Craig) Heil of Wausau, grandchildren: Ashley (Sam) Lark, Tyler Bunge, Taylor Treu, Jordan Thiele, Austen Thiele, Logan Heil, Bryce Heil, Addison Heil, great-grandchildren: Ian Jackson, Charlie Lark, his special dog and best friend Obie, and many other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his infant sister Audrey Treu and his parents.

A private family service will be held on Monday, July 17, 2023. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. 

The family would like to thank all the Aspirus Hospice nurses, especially Brittany, for the loving care and support given during Rodney's illness. 

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