THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Terese Lynn Trepanier
Terese Lynne (Terri) Trepanier who was born in Oconto on July 15, 1959, to Ralph and Florence (McIntosh) Trepanier passed away on May 15. Although she was born with Down Syndrome and recently Alzheimer's, she enjoyed a long and happy life. She graduated from Degantown School and worked at New View Industries in Gillett for many years.
She participated in Special Olympics and enjoyed traveling to Stevens Point yearly to compete at the state level. She was named Oconto County Special Olympics Athlete of the Year in a ceremony at The Radisson in Green Bay, on Aug. 15, 2005. Her Olympics medals were a highlight for her. She also loved spending a week or two at Camp Daniel, at Athelstane, during the summer. She enjoyed times spent eating out and "Sister Lunches", other events at the Arena, Meyer Theatre and Weidner Center. She enjoyed bingo and local area casinos and watched sports on television and enjoyed some games in person. She had several signed autographs from the Packers, Brewers and Timber Rattlers. She was an avid word search puzzler, and ready to enjoy fishing anytime, although she didn't like to take the fish off the hook.
Survivors include two sisters, Arlene (John) Pacourek, Coleman; Carol (Rich) LeBreck, Lakewood; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, a brother, Ken (Joyce) Trepanier, many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.
The family received relatives and friends at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oconto, from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, May 20. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Joel Sember officiating. Burial was at the Oconto Catholic Cemetery. The Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, assisted the family. IN lieu of flowers memorials may be given to New View Industries, Gillett, and Camp Daniel, Athelstane.