BLOOMINGTON — Joseph G. Trempel Sr., 90, of Bloomington, died at 5:55 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 6, 2015) at his home.
His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Epiphany Catholic Church, Normal, with Monsignor Eric S. Powell officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Entombment will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the mausoleum at Catholic Cemetery of Fort Wayne, Ind. The family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the cemetery chapel. Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Matthew 25 Clinic, 413 E. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802; Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, DePaul Center, 144 DePaul Center Road, Greensburg, PA 15601; or Sisters of Providence of St. Mary of the Woods, where his longtime friend Sister Joseph serves as director of Providence Food Pantry in West Terre Haute. Donations to the Sisters of Providence can be sent to Mission Advancement, 1 Sisters of Providence Road, Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876.
He was born Jan. 4, 1925, in Fort Wayne, Ind., the son of Jacob J. and Esther A. Tholen Trempel. He married Dolores M. Rieger on Oct. 6, 1945, in Fort Wayne. She preceded him in death on Sept. 8, 2012.
Surviving are two daughters, Linda (Tom) Hubbard, Bloomington, and Pamela Cox (Dennis) Mills, Normal; a son, Joe (Peggy) Trempel, Bloomington; seven grandchildren, D.J. (Lindsey) Pequignot, Eric (Sarah) Pequignot, Tom Hubbard, Chris Hubbard, Danielle (Mike) Wallin, Joseph (Curran Fine) Cox and Tiffany (Joe) Wilcox; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and a daughter, Susan Pequignot.
Joe served with the 35th Division in the 134th Infantry in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired as regional sales manager from Eckrich Meats in 1985 after 38 years of employment. He and Dolores cherished the 40 years they spent in Scottsdale, Ariz. Joe enjoyed golf, walking and travel, especially trips to Las Vegas. He was an avid Notre Dame fan.
The Trempel family would like to extend heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Patrick Gomez and staff at Illinois Cancer Care as well as to nurses and staff at OSF Hospice.
To express condolences, please visit www.carmodyflynn.com.