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F. Ed Treis

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F. Ed Treis Notice
Treis, F. Ed Of Chenequa, Born to Eternal Life on July 8, 2013, at the age of 91. Beloved husband for 67 years of Bernice (nee Rothweiler). Loving father of Don (Kathy), Ed (Debbie), Barbara (Jim) Hayden, James (Diana) and David (Banessa) . Treasured grandfather of Karin (Matt) Stouffer, Amy (Carlos) Gonzalez, Wendy (Andy) Hart, Ed (Morgan) Treis, Jeff (Caren) Hayden, Jamie Hayden, Michael, Caroline, Gunther, Warren, Derek and twelve great-grandchildren. F. E. Treis, Arandell Corporation Chairman has distinguished himself in the printing industry through almost 63 years of leadership as the producer and distributor of high-quality direct-mail catalogs. Ed joined the former R&L Printing Co., on January 1, 1944, as a sales representative. He acquired the business in 1949, he changed the name of the company to Arandell. He pursued perfection and followed the philosophy that quality printing needs quality suppliers and equipment. Under his leadership, Arandell Corporation grew from a Milwaukee-Chicago area printer to a national firm. Arandell began to develop its specialty as a catalog producer in 1982 when it began producing advertising materials for retailer Neiman Marcus. The company has grown to an internationally known printer and consultant with 750 employees. Throughout his years in the industry, Ed has had many professional accomplishments. Among them includes a tenure on the board of the National Association of Printers and Lithographers (NAPL). In 1995, he was inducted into the Printing Industry Hall of Fame. Nine years later, Mr. Treis was honored with the 2004 Web Offset Industry's Harry V. Quadracci VISION Award for leadership, achievement and visionary excellence in heatset web offset printing. Through all of his professional success, Mr. Treis has stayed an active member in his community. He has helped countless students break into the printing industry through a co-op program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Ed served on the board of directors of the Elmbrook Hospital Foundation, St Aemilian Home and he organized Marquette University High School's first Topper Auction and served as their first Chairman in 1972 Ed was a lifelong inland sailing enthusiast and competitor winning numerous championships. Over his fifty years of active sailing and volunteering in the Inland Lake Yachting Associating (ILYA), he was past ILYA Commodore and served Delevan Lake Yacht Club (DLYC) as Commodore and was instrumental in organizing their first sailing school program. Phil Mattison, past Commodore of DLYC, "Ed Treis had a strong character and the highest degree of integrity of any one I have known. His fierce competitive spirit will be missed." Known as Papa to grandchildren and great grandchildren, Ed was happiest when their lake home was filled with family. A pied piper a doting grandpa being sweet to them delighted him the most. Ed will be remembered for so many accomplishments, especially his strength of character. Visitation will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 17 from 4 to 7 PM. Additional visitation will be held on Thursday, July 18 at St. Charles Catholic Church in Hartland (313 Circle Dr.) from 10 AM until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM. Private family graveside services at Holy Cross Cemetery. Special thanks to all the nurses for their loving care during Ed's long illness. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Marquette Golden Eagles Blue & Gold Fund (Al McGuire Center 770 North 12th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233), Make a Wish Foundation (13195 West Hampton Avenue Butler, WI 53007) or appreciated.
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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from July 11 to July 14, 2013
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