William (Bill) T. Treptow, 70, died at home in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin on Tuesday morning (May 1, 2012) with his soul mate and love of his life Judy by his side.
He was born September 15th 1941, in Shawano Wisconsin to Lena (Brackob) Treptow and the late August Treptow. Bill graduated from Shawano High School in 1959, and later he attended NWTC receiving his degree in management.
Bill was a young man with an adventurous spirit willing to try almost anything. He became interested and quite active in the Midwest Rodeo Association, riding both bare back broncos and bulls. He remained quite active until his body showed the activity of the sport. He belonged to Northeast Wisconsin stock car racing association as a sponsor, owner/builder and driver. Bill entered the petroleum business for several years, and through various contacts he went into truck transportation living in many places throughout Wisconsin.
He was a member of the American Kennel Club raising and showing German Shepherds. He belonged to the American Quarter Horse Association showing his horse Boots who won numerous awards and trophies.
Bill was an avid Brewer fan and he never forgave the Braves for leaving Milwaukee. He attended both the first and last baseball games in Milwaukee County Stadium and also the first game in Miller Park. His collection of autographs and baseball memorabilia shows his passion for the sport. His best memories are attending the games with his father.
Bill shared many of his stories with family and friends who couldn't wait to hear them. He had a knack for raising flowers and enjoyed time in his yard and garden. While in Madison, he won many awards for the best looking patio.
He married his wife Judy Swedal (Wolzien) on October 11th 1996 in Madison, Wisconsin.
On May 12th 2004 he received a liver transplant at University of Wisconsin Hospital. He called his donor Marilyn, the best friend he never personally knew. He has come to know her wonderful family and they have become special to him.
While in Madison he worked for Cleary Building as a Transportation Manager and after his transplant he worked at U.W. Transportation Department until his retirement. Upon his retirement, he and Judy moved to Sturgeon Bay.
Bill will be especially remembered for his quick wit, spirit of adventure and tenaciousness that allowed him to achieve top rankings in many endeavors.
We would like to thank all of our family and friends for their help through his difficult time, Bill wanted to especially thank his friend Howard for always being there for him. Thank you to Unity Hospice, the Oncology staff at Ministry Healthcare especially Dr. Jaslowski for his honesty, support and care.
Bill was a man of great faith who loved living, but embraced his journey to heaven.
He will be missed by his loving wife Judy until they meet again as they believed, "Great Love Stories Never Have Endings. "
Survivors also include his stepchildren Michael (Jenna) and John Swedal; four children Heidi and Kurt(Dana) and two estranged children; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild; Two brothers, Lance(Beth)Treptow and Jon(Sandy)Treptow; his mother Lena Treptow; special sister in law and brother in law, Barbara and Gary Duquaine and their family.
Preceding him in death was his father August Treptow; his sister Terri; and his mother in law and father in law, Woodrow and Evelyn (Kroening) Wolzien preceed.
Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday (May 5, 2012) at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Rev. Jeffrey Duquaine officiating. Friends may call Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services at 1:00 p.m.
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