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Eldon Treichler

Our father and grandfather, Eldon Treichler, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, Wis., surrounded by family after a very long struggle with dementia. He was born March 12, 1926 in Crosby, Minn. After graduation from Crosby High School he trained with the Army Air Corps during World War II. After the war, he served with the Minnesota National Guard. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in business administration in 1950. That same year he married Leora Cooper of Brainerd, Minn., and started a lifelong career with Northwest Paper Company, later Potlatch Corporation, in Cloquet, Minn., in their customer service department. He was a proud member of Kiwanis and the Shriners Club of Cloquet. He and Leora were most recently living near family in Waupaca, Wis. He was a loving father who liked nothing more than being with his family, and he will be sadly missed by all of us.

Eldon is survived by his wife, Leora Treichler of Waupaca; son, Bruce (Peggy) Treichler of Maple Grove, Minn.; daughters, Jacqueline (Steve Cummings) Treichler of Ferrum, Va., and Kerry (Andy) Jensen of Waupaca; grandchildren, Paul Treichler of Maple Grove, Matthew Treichler of Maple Grove, Anthony Jensen of Waupaca, Amanda Jensen of Waupaca and Benjamin (Jessica) Blaisus of San Diego, Calif.; sister-in-law, Ruth Treichler of Hibbing, Minn.; and many other cousins, relatives and friends.

Eldon was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Isabella Treichler, and brothers, Leonard and Myron.

Remembrance Celebration: Sunday, April 2, from 1-4 p.m. at the Waupaca Ale House Restaurant and Conference Center, 201 Foxfire Dr., Waupaca. We'd be very glad if you could join us. Graveside services will be held at a later date at Lakewood Cemetery in Crosby, Minn.

Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences available at

March 23, 2017 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.