Theodore H. Treisch Jr., 84, of Galion, died Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Mill Creek Nursing And Rehab, Galion after a long illness.
Ted was born in Galion on Jan. 5, 1932 to the late Theodore H. and Evelyn M. (Jones) Treisch, Sr. His father died when he was a young boy and his step-father Cornell Brown helped his mother raise him. He married Joyce Ann Schreck on July 15, 1967 and she preceded him in death on May 14, 2007.
Most of his life he worked at the Galion Iron Works, Galion and he retired from Schmidt Security in 2011 as a security guard. Ted was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Galion. He was a former member of the American Legion Post 243, Galion, Free & Accepted Mason Lodge #414, Galion and the Loyal Order of the Moose #303, Galion.
He was a proud military veteran who served his country during the Korean War. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955. Ted enjoyed reading, especially National Geographic and Time magazines, woodworking in his basement, building and repairing things, cooking on his grill, and antique cars. He was also an avid coin collector.
Ted was known to be bullheaded and stubborn but he loved his family very much. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Ron and Tami Treisch, of Sachse, Texas, his three daughters and sons-in-law Jodie & Harold Williams, of Mount Gilead, Lisa and Ron Roberts, of Westerville, Marla and Brett Grimes, of Galion, his seven grandchildren Amy Sparling and Nick Treisch, of Texas, Marc Williams and Andy Williams, of Galion, Sammy Carter Jr., of Columbus and Makaila Grimes and Zachary Grimes, of Galion, his nine great-grandchildren, his sister and brother-in-law Charlene & John Stinehelfer, of Galion, and sister-in-law Mac Treisch, of Florida.
He was preceded in death by parents, Theodore Treisch, Sr., Evelyn and Cornell Brown, his wife Joyce, and his brother James Treisch.
Memorial calling hours for friends will be held at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, 303 Portland Way North, Galion on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion with Minister Willard Delaney officiating.
Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Galion with full military honors provided by the U.S. Navy and the Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.
The Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, 303 Portland Way North, Galion is honored to serve the family of Theodore H. Treisch Jr.
Memorial contributions can be made to the North Central Ohio Hospice in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences to the family may be made at masfh.com.