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Calvin (Kelly) Treptow, 86

August 1, 2012

Calvin (Kelly) Albert Treptow of Comstock, died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at the Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell.
Services were Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Ord Memorial Chapel with burial following at Douglas Grove Cemetery in Comstock. Memorials are suggested to the family. Ord Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Calvin was born in Burwell, July 25, 1926, to Albert and Teresa (Reiter) Treptow. He was the ninth of 10 children in his family. He lived in the Burwell area until his family moved to the Comstock area when he was a freshman in high school. After graduation he helped his father with farming.
He married RaeJean Bossen April 22, 1951, in Arcadia. They purchased and lived on the Anton Tvrdik place near Comstock for their entire married life of 61 years.
Survivors include his wife, and children Gary (Bev) of Alda, Paula (Dale) Heidtbrink of Malcolm, Randy (and fiance Geri Tanderup) of Comstock and Heidi (and fiance Ryan Reffert) of Malcolm; nine grandchildren, Josh (Shalane) Treptow, Tyson (Kristin) Ritz, Cortney, Ciara, and Brody Treptow, Dakota and Austin Pitts, Jake and Colby Reffert; five great-grandchildren, Wyatt Ritz, Julian Trosper, Aden Wilson, Jayonna Harney and Gracie Treptow.
Also surviving are nephews, Harold (Yvonne) Treptow and Don (Dee) Treptow and cousin, Mary Lou Weverka.
He was preceded in death by parents and 9 siblings including Emery Treptow.
Calvin served on the District 53 school board in Valley County. He was also a member of the NFO (National Farmer’s Organization) and the Ord Elk’s Club.
He and his brother, Emery, ran a custom corn shelling business and trucking business in the early years, while farming, and raising and feeding cattle his whole life.

Published in Custer County Chief, Aug. 2, 2012

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