William Bernard Treml of Ann Arbor passed away Nov. 8, 2013 at Glacier Hills Rehabilitation Center in Ann Arbor. His loving family was at his side throughout his final days. He was 88 years old.
Mr. Treml was born in Turners Falls, Mass. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He studied journalism and graduated from Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind. He worked as a news reporter at the Ann Arbor News for 40 years until his retirement in 1996.
Mr. Treml was married to Mrs. Doris (Wells) Treml and they shared their devotion to each other for 61 years. He is survived by his wife, four children and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved brother and first grandson.
He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Ann Arbor for 57 years. He also was a proud member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Known professionally for his police reporting, feature writing and color coverage of the Indianapolis 500 mile race, Mr. Treml received numerous journalism awards over his long career.
His interests included newspapers, history, nostalgia, small college football, and a good conversation. Those who knew him well recall his keen, understated sense of humor, his approachability and his virtuous life. Most importantly, he cherished his family and was a gentle friend to all he met.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church of Ann Arbor with burial to follow at Washtenong memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 12 at the Muehlig Funeral Chapel from 3:00 pm until 7:00pm with a rosary being prayed at 7:00pm. There is also visitation from 9:30 am until time of service at the church. Those desiring may offer donation to St. Thomas Catholic Church or to the Glacier Hills Employee Holiday Fund, envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel. Please visit www.muehligannarbor.com
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