Walter Treash, 86, of Imlay City, passed away Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, after an extended illness at St. John's-Macomb Hospital in Warren, Mich.
Walter was born Feb. 29, 1920, in Pontiac, Ill., the son of George and Lou Ella (Neal) Treash.
He grew up in Brazil, Ind.; he had lived in Michigan since 1944; he had lived in the Imlay City for the last 26 years. He was married to Helen Louise Cayano on Oct. 25, 1941, in Crown Pointe, Hammond, IN. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the South Pacific Theater. He had been an auto mechanic and was an owner of Winn & Walt's Service in Detroit. He was a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars.
Surviving are his daughter, Sharon (Tony) Retka of Mt. Clemens, Mich.; sons, Gary Treash of Macomb Township, Ronald (Josie) Treash of Macomb Township and Louis (Joyce) Treash of Brown City; brothers, Clarence of Knightsville, Ind., and George, Robert, Kenneth and Mickey, all of Brazil, Ind.; sisters, Mildred Stultz of Brazil, Mary Woll of Brazil, Linda Phillips of Greencastle, Ind., and Norma Johnson of Greencaslte; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Louise Treash, on June 13, 1998; brothers, Herbert and Edward; sisters, Louise and Bertha; and by his parents.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, Aug. 22, at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Imlay City. The Rev. Lynn Witt, pastor of the Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Imlay City officiated. Burial followed in the Imlay Township Cemetery, Imlay City.