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Claire David Trepanier

February 10, 1948 October 23, 2013
Claire David Trepanier
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Obituary for Claire David Trepanier

Claire David Trepanier passed away October 23, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer and diabetes. Claire was born February 10, 1948 in Oconto Falls to the late Clarence “Comp” and Carol (Portier) Trepanier. Claire was the oldest of eight children. He was a graduate of Oconto High School in 1966. After graduation Claire joined the United States Coast Guard and served from 1967 - 1971. Claire married Sue Bostedt on October 16, 1971. Claire was a County Board Supervisor for 23 years, Oconto City Alderman 8 years, Newcap Board of directors in 1987 and Newcap chairman of the board 12 years, and owned and operated “Claire’s Insulation for 7 years. Also self-employed lawncare and snow removal 17 years and caretaker of Housing Management 9 years. Claire was a friends to all and found laughter to be the best medicine! After falling ill, Claire moved to the Veterans Home at King, WI 2 ½ years ago, where he met many new friends and a very special couple, Erling and Joanne Landsverk. Claire was asked to serve on the Board there and had a great talent to give tours of the Veterans Home to many people and recruiting many of them to move there with all of its fine qualities and the many events for the Veterans. Claire is survived by his wife, Sue of 42 years; children, Chad, Chrissy, Cory (Cassondra) grandsons, Zak and Parker, step-granddaughter, Shanice, great grandson, Isaac; family dogs, Dobie and Ace; family, Dan (Mary) Trepanier, AR; Lou Anne (David) Roskowski, Green Bay; Mike (Cindy) Trepanier, Oconto; Cathy (Rich) Daeda, New Berlin; Ken (Dawn) Trepanier, West Salem; Pat (Julie) Trepanier, Oconto; sister-in-law, Patty Trepanier, Oconto; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by a brother Paul Trepanier. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 4 to9 PM Tuesday, October 29, with prayer services by Deacon Walter Kaszynski at 7 PM. Visitation will continue Wednesday, October 30, from 9 to 11 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oconto. Mass of Christian Burial will be co-celebrated 11 AM Wednesday at the church with Rev. Joel Sember and Rev. Michael Lightner officiating. Burial will be at the Evergreen Cemetery with Military Rites by Oconto American Legion Post #74 and the US Coast Guard. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

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Visitation

Tuesday

29

Oct

4:00 PM 10/29/2013 4:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 10/29/2013 9:00:00 PM
Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service

217 Congress St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service
217 Congress St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Service

Tuesday

29

Oct

7:00 PM 10/29/2013 7:00:00 PM
Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service

217 Congress St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service
217 Congress St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

30

Oct

9:00 AM 10/30/2013 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/30/2013 11:00:00 AM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church

300 Arbutus Avenue
Oconto, WI 54153

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
300 Arbutus Avenue Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Service

Wednesday

30

Oct

11:00 AM 10/30/2013 11:00:00 AM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church

300 Arbutus Avenue
Oconto, WI 54153

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
300 Arbutus Avenue Oconto 54153 WI
United States
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