Madelyn R. Trekas, age 74, of Gladstone, passed away Monday evening, January 4, 2021, at her daughter’s home in Oneida, WI.
Madelyn was born September 30, 1946, in Escanaba, the daughter of Henry and Cecile (Groleau) Ross. She was raised in Gladstone and attended the Gladstone schools. On July 3, 1993, Madelyn was united in marriage to Ronald Trekas and together they resided and spent many wonderful years together in Gladstone.
Throughout her life, Madelyn worked for the Delta County Alliance Against Violence and Abuse, Alpine Reality and Joseph’s Grocery Store (Formerly Larry’s Grocery Store). Madelyn eventually gained employment as a Dispatcher for Gladstone Public Safety Department until her retirement.
Her hobbies included canning, gardening, knitting, fishing and camping with her husband Ron, spending time with her family and in later years, playing Smear at the Rapid River Lions Club. Madelyn was also an active member at New Horizons Church where she was a member of the church choir. She also volunteered many hours of her time for Relay for Life and served as a Reading Buddy in Gladstone.
In addition to her loving husband Ron, Madelyn is survived by:
Children: Allen Cartwright, Raymond Cartwright,
Michelle (Vince) McNamee and Diane (Bob Thompson) Dahlquist
Step-children: Allyson (Paul) Dahlgren, LeeAnn Trekas and Ronald Trekas
Brothers: Harold (Jean) Ross and Jim (Stephanie) Ross
Sisters: Emily (Milton) Wengert, Elaine (Kenneth) DeMars
and Audrey Reese
Madelyn is further survived by her 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Madelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Cecile:
Brothers: Willard, Bobby and Bill Ross
Sisters: Jane Quinn, Bea Donnati and Louise Anderson
Visitation and Funeral services for Madelyn will be held in the springtime. Madelyn will be laid to rest in the Fernwood Cemetery in Gladstone. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting with arrangements.