David Tredrea


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Posted Online: May 09, 2008, 5:02 pm
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Funeral services for David R. Tredrea, 65, a resident of Port Byron, will be 11 a.m. today at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Davenport. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. today in The Great Hall at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Following David's wishes, cremation rites will be accorded following the funeral services. Interment will be at a later date at Trinity Cathedral Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Cathedral. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport, is assisting the family with arrangements.

David died suddenly on Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at his home in Port Byron.

David Ross Tredrea was born Feb. 5, 1943, in Racine, Wis., a son of James E. and Leah (Voegetly) Tredrea. David graduated with a B.S. degree in engineering from University of Wisconsin in 1965 and a doctorate in chemical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., in 1970.

David was united in marriage to Nancy Johnson on Oct. 23, 1971, in Rockford, Ill.

Dr. Tredrea was a supervising engineer for the U. S. government, stationed at the Rock Island Arsenal for 30 years from 1971 until his retirement in 2001. David was chief engineer from 1988 to 1991 at the Mainz Army Depot, Mainz, Germany. He was responsible for all the tanks that were deployed to the first Gulf War. Dr. Tredrea was a graduate of the Army Staff Management College through the U.S. government in 1993.

His memberships included Trinity Episcopal Cathedral where he sang in the choir, Trinity Men's Club, Cook for Trinity Club, 32nd Degree Mason, Past Grand Master of Port Byron Philo Lodge, Scottish Rite, Davenport Outing Club, Port Byron Zoning Board, and former Volunteer Port Byron firefighter. David enjoyed cooking, reading, carpentry and spending time with family.

Survivors include his loving wife, Nancy; and daughters, Stacey (Ben) Brown, Yorkville, Ill., and Meaghan (Chris) Rogers, North Liberty, Iowa; his brothers, Larry (Donna) Tredrea, Grafton, Wis., and Tom (Paula) Tredrea, Geneva, Ill.; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, may they rest in peace.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Dr. Tredrea's obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.














 



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