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Rowland P. Trepanier
Rowland P. "Rollie" Trepanier, 81, of Oconto, passed away in his sleep, Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Bellin Hospital after a brief illness.
Born Nov. 19, 1935, to the late Francis "Tonsie" and Mary DeKaster Trepanier, he served in the United States Marines as a Corporal from 1954-1958 and received a National Defense Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal in 1953. He enlisted in the USMC during the Korean War and continued his service with the National Guard until 1961.
A passion for working, he was a truck driver and later a cabinet maker for over 40 years. He enjoyed working in the garage, having a few beers and admiring his work. His family and friends loved hearing stories about the good ol' days, always adding humor to them and making everyone laugh.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra "Sandy" (VanNorman) Trepanier, Michigan; six children, Cynthia "Cindy" (Jeff) Pogrant, Abrams, Leonard Trepanier, Michael Trepanier (special friend Tammy) and Shawn Trepanier (special friend Summer), all of Green Bay, Tammy (Michael) Stackhouse, Eau Claire and Rose (Kevin) VanNorman, Oconto; three step-children, Dean Lemke, Michigan and Melissa Lemke and BillieJo Gee Lemke, both of Montana; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Gary Trepanier, Francis Trepanier and John Trepanier, all of Oconto; a sister, Barbra Aubry Trepanier, Oshkosh; many nieces; nephews; great nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Trepanier; a brother, Richard "Dickie" Trepanier; a nephew, Brad Trepanier and a great-grandson, Cyan Karbon.
Visitation was held at Newcomer Funeral Home in Green Bay on Saturday, June 3 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. followed by full military honors. Memorials can be made to the family.