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Edward "Ned" Treptow

July 10, 1923 ~ January 3, 2022 (age 98)


Edward "Ned" Joseph Garvey Treptow

July 10, 1923 - January 3, 2022

Edward "Ned" Treptow passed away on January 3, 2022, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

The fourth son of the late Fred and Frances (Garvey) Treptow, Edward was born on July 10, 1923, on the southeast side of Wausau, Wisconsin. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Mark, John, and Robert.

Ned was a Wausau High School graduate (Class of '42) and enlisted in the Air Force soon after graduation. A proud WWII veteran, his service took him to Australia, India, the Philippines and Tinian.

On January 25, 1958, he married his sweetheart, Yvonne Bloomquist. Their marriage was blessed with two daughters. They shared a beautiful life together until Yvonne's passing on March 8, 2008.

Ned was employed by American Can and then Wisconsin Public Service where he retired from marketing after 32 years. A natural conversationalist, Ned never met a stranger he couldn't turn into a friend with his kind eyes and gentle heart. Ned always had a pocket full of treats for any lucky dogs who crossed his path. He loved fishing at Blue Lake in Minocqua, singing barbershop, checking out WWII history books from the library, windmill cookies and Campbell's chicken noodle soup, sharing coffee with fellow WWII veterans (the OFC -- Old Fart's Club) at the Wausau Downtown Airport, National Geographic magazine, day trips to the casino, the Evita soundtrack, and spending his days "surrounded by beautiful women" (his wife, daughters, and granddaughter, of course).

He was truly one of a kind, the most patient and least judgmental man. A lifelong Catholic, Ned's life is a beautiful testament to his deeply held faith and devotion to the Holy Mother.

His joyful memory will forever be a blessing to his beloved daughters Ann (Paul) Seehafer and Joan (Darin) Bellile; treasured grand-daughter, Carly (Seth) Marco; and great-grandson, Saul "Sully" Marco, whom Ned affectionately called "Buckshot."

The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Swe, Dr. Clements and the loving staff of Aspirus Palliative Care for their exceptional care, patience, and kindness.

A private memorial service will be held in the Spring.

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