Madelyn R. Trekas

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died January 4, 2021

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.

8 Tributes for “Madelyn R. Trekas

    Madelyn, my East-ender friend! We had many fun times together! Thinking of you and holding you in loving, prayerful hugs!
    All the good times! My sympathy and condolences to your family! Blessings and God’s speed as you are On to your next great adventure, dear friend!
    Sorry for your loss, Jimmy Ross…my school mate and friend!
    Betsy Gasperich

    Ron and family, so sorry to hear of Madelyn’s passing. We had many good times canning, baking, Relay for Life and picking raspberries. May she rest in peace.

    You will always remain near and dear in my heart. You were a wonderful and true best friend to my mom and our families spent many wonderful days sharing meals, games and laughs together.

    Very sorry to hear about Madelyn’s passing. I spent many years working with Madelyn and she was a truly wonderful lady with a great heart. Her family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    My Dear Friend Madelyn. I will miss you and the good times we had: playing cards, casino fun, making Christmas cookies, canning, picking blueberries and sneaking out for a cigarette!! Until we meet again, Love you, Bunny.

    So sorry to hear about Madalyn she and my sister Gail Trudeau were very dear friends growing up Ron and family are in our thoughts and prayers Pam Trudeau Bachtel

    Maddie was a wonderful woman. So blessed to have known her and spent time with the family. God bless and fly high my smiling friend.

    Rest In Peace Madelyn, you’re in Gods kingdom now. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

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