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Arthur Treis

In Loving Memory

Treis, Arthur Calvin

January 13, 1929 - February 8, 2024

Arthur Calvin Treis, age 95, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2024. Art was born in Millstadt, Illinois on January 13, 1929 to Peter II and Henrietta Treis (nee Martens). He was their sixth and youngest child. He is preceded in death by his siblings, Peter III, Edward, Martha, Grace, and Alma.

Art married Josephine in 1952 and was subsequently drafted for the Korean war in 1953. The majority of his service to the Army was in the critical role of running the communications center at Fort Hauchuca, Arizona. After completing his service in 1955, Art and Jo moved back to St. Louis where the two of them raised their five children.  The love of his life, Josephine, passed away in 1992.  Art remarried in 1998 to Eileen Stein who passed in 2020.

Art worked the first half of his career at Wagner Electric and the last half at Emerson Electric, retiring in 1991.

Art is survived by his children Mary (Phil Dyson) McLaughlin, Philip (Brenda) Treis, and Paul (Patti) Treis and five grandchildren, Michael (Nicola) Treis, Matthew Treis, Stephen Treis, Lauren (Kyle) Griffin, and Rebecca Treis. Art is also survived by Eileen’s children, Dan (Kris) Stein and Meri (Bill) Feist, and grandchildren Chris Stein, Angela (Josh) Morton and Jack Feist.

He was preceded in death by his Wife, Josephine and Sons, Steven and Michael.

Family was the most important thing to Art.  He provided constant unwavering love, support, and guidance to his children and grandchildren.  Art was an excellent problem solver and the go-to person at both Wagner Electric and Emerson Electric – solving the most difficult of problems that others could not.  He loved to design and build things and could repair anything.  If Art couldn’t repair something – no one could.  Through his teachings he passed on his knowledge and experience, helping all his children to become self-sufficient and independent like he was.   Art had a big heart and was always willing to help anyone – even strangers.  He had an outgoing personality, a great sense of humor, and a sharp wit, all of which he used to put people at ease, defuse tense situations, and make people laugh and enjoy life.   He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.





4 thoughts on “Treis, Arthur Calvin”

  1. What a beautiful life and legacy! Your family has been incredibly blessed to share life with him for 95 years. We should all wish for that.
    Your family is in our prayers.

  2. What an incredible man your dad was. He lived a positive life and no doubt impacted the lives of countless others. I remember how very kind he was. Please accept my deepest sympathy .

  3. What a blessing to have led such a wonderful & full life!
    He provided your family with a lot of wisdom & many great memories to carry on.
    Thinking of all of the Treis family with love & prayers! ✨🙏✨

  4. A friend to my Dad, Reno Bertani, whom he met and worked with at Wagner Electric and Emerson Electric. Two great men. Prayers to your family. Reno passed this past Wednesday, February 14


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