Oswald Leopold

Oswald Leopold "Ozzie" Treichel

Saturday, July 21st, 1928 - Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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Ozzie L. Treichel passed away March 31, 2020 at the age of 91, while residing at the Regency Gresham Rehab Center, where he was recovering from a hip replacement. Ozzie fully intended on going home again. He wanted to go hunting; even if it meant only “riding around in the truck” hunting. He was still jovial and flirting with the nurses, being able to make them laugh.

Oswald L. Treichel was born to Herman & Selma Treichel on July 21, 1928. He was the 3rd born son of their 4 children: Franz, Walter, Ozzie & Hilda. His family farmed in various mid-west states, ending up in Minnesota in the 1930’s. In 1955 he met LaVern Wilking, a nursing student, at a local New Ulm Dance. They married on June 19, 1955. Ozzie and LaVern were married for 64 years before Lavern passed away in July 2019. Even while LaVern was in the hospital, Ozzie was heard to say, “It was love at first sight.” Most of those years were spent in Hood River County where they lived in the same house in Parkdale for 51 years. Ozzie & LaVern had three children: Connie (Ed) Knapp, Craig (Lori) Treichel, and Cris (Leo) Dudek. He has 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Ozzie was a logger most of his life. He did some farming over the years, and at one time had 10 acres of strawberries. He loved to tinker around in his huge shop and not too many years ago cut apart an entire combine to haul off for scrap metal. He and LaVern attended the Parkdale Presbyterian and Nazarene churches. He liked to play Texas Hold-em at the Hood River Elks Club, where he was a long time member.
The outpouring of love our Dad has received from this community in which our parents have lived for five decades is amazing. Ozzie was receiving phone calls daily while in the hospital and care center. Mail is still arriving wishing him well in his recovery. Thank you to the many friends and family members who knew and loved Ozzie Treichel.

The family has requested that no flowers be sent due to the possibility of spreading the Covid-19 virus. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ozzie's name to Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAM) C/O Anderson's Tribute Center (111401 Belmont Ave. Hood River, OR 97031).

Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations) 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, Oregon 97031. Visit to leave a note of condolence for the family.
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Kevin Hoffmann

Posted at 05:53pm
Uncle Ozzie will always be in my heart. He was an inspiration to me in his love for the outdoors and aviation. Mom loved her big brother immensely, and loved bringing lunch out to the fields where her Dad and brothers were working. He had a quiet warm smile that always made us feel welcome and loved. One year during summer break I drove my motorcycle from Minnesota to Oregon to visit him and Aunt LaVern. Uncle Ozzie let me change the oil by his shed and stay a few days. Cousin Craig took me for a drive up into the mountains. When I had to leave, Aunt LaVern sent me on my way with some rabbit she had cooked. Their place on Sperry Road, was not easy to find in the days before GPS, but what a beautiful home they had, in the middle of fruit orchards, with a spectacular view of Mt. Hood from their back yard, and so quiet you could hear a creek a mile away on a calm night. May Uncle Ozzie and Aunt LaVern always be blessed with the love and peace they shared with us while they were alive.

valori worth

Posted at 10:42pm
Ozzie I will miss all of our talks and drives to go hunting. We never got out of the truck much in the last few years, but we had a lot of fun. I have many years of memories.... So glad I got to talk to you on your last night... You have always been a great friend... Rest easy Oz...
Dave Princehouse

Amanda Kruit

Posted at 08:30pm
I can recall a few times when I was younger when I would go over to my grandparents house and I got to go on an adventure just with grandpa! It was so exciting. We went to a local diner where he and his friends would go for lunch for burgers. He was so proud of his family. While I was a little feisty when I was really little, he was so sweet and kind. He and Grandma loved a good game of Pinochle! His sweet laugh will be forever missed! I love you grandpa and I pray you’re dancing with grandma in heaven now. ❤️
Yours truly,

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