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Volume 7, Number 1 - March 29, 2007
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Rose Treftz

Long-time Pinedale resident, Rose Treftz, passed away at home on March 9, 2007, in Santa Rosa, Calif.

Rose was born in Turtle Lake, Wis., on Jan. 28, 1923, daughter of Henry Effertz and Angeline Backes Effertz. She celebrated her 84th birthday earlier this year. Rose was employed at the Briggs & Stratton Defense Corp. in Milwaukee, Wis., she constructed magneto components for the Mitchell B-25 bombers used for combat in World War II. It was here that she met Samuel Treftz and they married on Nov. 30, 1945. Rose was a devoted wife and mother and was the unifying factor in her family. She found joy in daily phone conversation and emails with family and friends, and strength and peace in her faith. Rose was an active member and volunteer at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Pinedale. She enjoyed church activities, dancing, needlework and reading Zane Grey novels in her spare time. She and Sam lived in Pinedale for several years in the late 1950s before moving to Wisconsin. They returned to Pinedale in 1973, where they lived until Sam passed away in 2000.

Rose is survived by children Kenneth (Jean) Treftz of Nashville, Tenn., Cecilia (Jim) Carstarphen of Santa Rosa, Calif., Samuel Treftz of Tall Timbers, Md., Michael (Nelly) Treftz of Las Vegas, Nev., Beverly (Eric) Kucera of Salisbury, Md., and Angela (Vaughn) Treftz Young of Santa Rosa Calif. She has 10 grandchildren, Richard Treftz, Garrett and Kaitlin Procknow, Samuel and Samantha Treftz, Jarvis, Andrew, Michael Jr. and Alejo Treftz and Nicholas Kucera. She also has five great-grandchildren, Taylor, Lauren and Nathan Treftz, Raven Procknow and Isaiah Treftz. Rose is also survived by brothers Henry, Jim, George, Bob and John; and sisters Mary Dominica Effertz, Theresa Weinert and Cecilia Vobornik.

Rose was preceded in death by her husband Samuel, parents Henry and Angeline Backes Effertz, brothers Joe, Matt and Frank, and sister Angeline Joarnt.

Memorial services will be held in Pinedale at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church on May 14, 2007.

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