Obituary of Edward Trecek
Edward Trecek at age 95 passed away to heaven February 3, 2019 in Waukesha, Wisconsin near the home of his daughter, Evelyn Scharlau. He was born April 21, 1923 in Blue River, Wisconsin. His parents came to the United States in 1911 with 5 children. They left Czechoslovakia because of religious persecution. Bibles were being burned in public fires so his mother hid her Bible in a loaf of bread. While here they had 6 more children. Nine boys and two girls in all. His dad died in a house fire and two months later Edward was born, so he was raised by his siblings and mother. In his early twenties he trusted Christ as his Savior. He married Barbara in 1945 and on April 15, 2018 they celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary. Growing up he worked on his family farm. While married he started out working on a farm but later moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa where his two sisters and mother lived. There he got a job at Link Belt where he was also trained as an engineer and later worked for Rockwell until he retired. He was always active in church, teaching, preaching, singing, and taught many home Bible studies. It was his life goal to live for the Lord and study His Word. Edward and Barbara had three daughters, Evelyn Scharlau (Richard) and fraternal twins, Sylvia Dudley (Daniel) and Susan Rogers (Steve). Susan had cystic fibrosis and died at age thirty-one. He was always a good and loving father and husband.
Visitation will be at Cesarz, Charapata and Zinnecker Funeral Home at 237 N. Moreland Blvd. Waukesha, WI on Feb. 9 at 10:00 A.M. Funeral services will follow immediately at the funeral home at 11:00am.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Peoria Rescue Mission, 310 S.W. Adams, P.O. Box 837, Peoria, IL 61652-0837.