WEST ALLIS

Bunn John Trenhaile

Feb. 14, 1916 - March 13, 2009

Bunn John Trenhaile, 93, passed away Friday, March 13, 2009, in West Allis. He was born Feb. 14, 1916, in Rushmore, Minn., to the late Jack and Nora (nee Adams) Trenhaile.

He was the oldest of two children. In 1938, Bunn married June Ebben, his soulmate and late wife with whom he shared more than 60 happy years. He worked at Kearney and Trecker until retirement in 1977. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather to his three children, seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Trenhaile is survived by his three children, John Bunn (Sylvia) Trenhaile, Joan (Jerome) Lockbaum and Nicki Ann Rieckhoff. He is the loving grandfather of Kathryn (John) McAleer, Terri (William) Bittner, Deborah (Sukhdev) Rai, Jennifer Lockbaum and Jason Lockbaum, Bunn (Danette) Rieckhoff and Michael (Amber) Rieckhoff; and loving great-grandfather of Elizabeth and Jack McAleer, Jessica and Nicholas Bittner, Upahvan and Kamneev Rai, Lisa-Marie, Laura, Stephen, Lily Rieckhoff and Crystal Rieckhoff.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian burial Friday, March 20 at St. Matthias Catholic Church, 9306 W. Beloit Road, Milwaukee. Private entombment will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Bunn was an extraordinarily loving person, totally devoted to his family. He had a deep passion for sporting events, gardening, bird watching, horses and deer hunting.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 827-0659, is serving the family. For an online obituary, condolences or to receive directions, please visit www.churchandchapel.com.