• Muehlig Funeral Chapel
    Ann Arbor, MI
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
William Bernard Treml 1925 - 2013

William Bernard Treml

Monday, November 11, 2013
As a Detective with the Washtenaw County Sheriff's office I will always remember Bill for his honesty and integrity. There were many times when we would ask Bill to keep something out of the news for a couple of days while we investigated and he would always honor those requests. He was the one reporter you always trusted. Our thoughts and prayers go out his entire family.
Monday, November 11, 2013
I was privileged to work with Bill at the Ann Arbor News from 1983-86 when I was an editor on the city desk. Being a reporter was not a "job" to him. It was a vocation. Although Bill and I had occasionally "spirited" discussions during the story editing process, he was terrific to work with. He LOVED history! One of my favorite stories was his revisiting of the case of several UM professors who were disciplined, maybe even fired, as German sympathizers during World War I. GREAT story. The newspaper was lucky to have him for as long as it did.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Mr Treml was one of the first reporters I encountered as I began my career in government. It was easy to learn he was a kind man who cared about informing the community. I found him to be fair and accurate. It was a pleasure to have known him. I thank his family for sharing him with many of us in many ways. God Bless ...
Monday, November 11, 2013
My profound sympathy to all of the Treml family. I met Bill when I was writing about the Collins murder trial in 1970, and I found him friendly, generous, and helpful. He was a true professional and a warm human being at the same time. I'm glad to have known him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Bill changed my life from the first day I met him as a student in his introductory Journalism class at EMU. I changed my career plans that day. Later, he'd scoop me and I'd occasionally scoop him while he worked for the Ann Arbor News and I worked for The Ypsilanti Press. A great guy with the highest standards. He was my mentor, but I couldn't match his career- I retired after 42 years a week ago. The title of the textbook Bill used in class epitomized what he was: The Professional Journalist.
Condolences to his family and many friends.
Send Sympathy Flowers Now
Click Here

In partnership with FTD

Related Memorial Sites
This Guest Book is available for viewing but closed to new messages and photos. If you would like to reactivate the add an entry feature of the Guest Book for a one-year period or extend this service permanently, click here.

Guest Book Photos

June 3, 1989

Honor the memory of your loved one

Hold on to the beautiful thoughts and memories shared by friends and loved ones with a full color, professionally printed and bound keepsake.
Express your condolences by sending flowers.
©2015 Legacy.com. All rights reserved. Guest Book entries are free and are posted after being reviewed for appropriate content. If you find an entry containing inappropriate material, please contact us.