In Memory of Thomas R. Treviranus
July 4, 1939 - January 23, 2017
MSgt (Ret) Thomas R. Treviranus, Sr., of Rice Lake, WI, died on January 23rd, 2017 at the age of 77.
Tom was born on July 4th, 1939 in Duluth, Minnesota to Raymond and Kathleen (Tinny) Treviranus. In 1956, Tom joined the United States Air Force, from which he would retire after proudly serving his country for 24 years. During his military career, Tom completed two tours in Vietnam (1963 and 1968), and lived in many interesting places. In 1962, Tom married Jacky Olson, and the couple had one son and two daughters, all born in Japan on military bases.
After retiring from the military, the family lived in Sioux City, IA for one year where Tom attended meat cutting school before settling down in Monticello, Iowa, where he worked as a butcher before changing careers to be a prison guard, and eventually earned a degree in locksmithing. For many years Tom owned and operated a locksmith business.
After living in Monticello for 8 years, Tom and Jacky moved the family back to their roots in Duluth, MN where they remained until they were elderly, and relocated to Rice Lake, WI to be near family.
Tom will be loved and missed by surviving wife, Jacky Treviranus; sons, Kelly (Sandy) Treviranus, Thomas Treviranus, Jr, Raymond Treviranus and Jeffery Treviranus; daughters Tina (Keith) Cox, and Kristi (Glen) Rudolph; grandchildren Kory (Jenny), Katie, Madelyn, Bryce, Jesse, Jacob (Kathy), Jodie, Allen (Amber), Dylan and Stefanie; sister Laurie (Michael) Stewart, and many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Kathleen; brother, Robert; sisters Mary Lou (Blondie), and Janet.
At Tom’s request, no services will be held. In the near future, there will be a celebration of life for close family and friends. Interment of his ashes will be held on a date yet to be determined, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, St. Paul, Minnesota.
No flowers please, but expressions of sympathy would be appreciated and can be sent to:
1311 S. Main St. #154
Rice Lake, WI 54868