Melvin Eugene Trelow

04/11/1936 – 02/10/2019

Obituary for Melvin Eugene Trelow

Melvin Eugene (Gene) Trelow, 82, of rural La Monte, MO passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019 at his home. He was born on April 11, 1936 in Gillium, MO the son of William Jennings Bryan and Sadie Bell (Sleeper) Trelow, who preceded him in death.

On June 21, 1955 in rural La Monte, MO he was united in marriage to Eula Ann Faulconer, who resides in the home.

Gene graduated from La Monte High School and honorably served in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee (United States Naval Construction Battalions). He owned and operated Gene’s Drive-In in La Monte for twenty-five years. He also worked for the Missouri Department of Transportation and retired as a Maintenance Supervisor after 36 years of faithful service. He loved woodworking and was an excellent handyman. He also enjoyed gardening, fishing and attending auctions. He was a member of La Monte United Methodist Church. Gene was a true family man. He especially loved the grand and great-grandchildren. Many of the community saw Gene as a father figure. He will be dearly missed.

Besides his wife of sixty-three years, survivors include his two children, Loretta Louise Hall (Paul) of La Monte and Sam Trelow (Patty) of Sedalia; three siblings, Bill Trelow (Christa) of O’Fallon, IL, Merle Trelow (Evonne) of Mt. Leonard, MO, and Betty O’Halloran of Omaha, NE; six grandchildren, Jessie Elwell (Brad), Jack Hall (Katie), Justin Hall (Katee), John Trelow (Anabel), James Trelow (Amanda), and Blake Trelow (Kylie); sixteen great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, February 14, 2019 at La Monte United Methodist Church, La Monte, MO with Pastor Emily Stirewalt, officiating.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time at the church.

A private burial will be at County Line Cemetery following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to La Monte United Methodist Church or Crossroads Hospice.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel.

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I am sorry for the loss of your father, father-in-law, and grandfather. May you feel the peace of God that surpasses all understanding.
– Cheryl Plummer
Gene was truly a great guy! He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. My thought and prayers for the entire family.
– Donna Motika
My sympathy to the family
– Janet Proctor
Heaven has gained another angel. He was a wonderful man and so talented. He never complained but always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. He loved his family and enjoyed building and remodeling things. Those of us who knew him will always miss him. Thank him for his service to his country.My prayers are with you and may he rest in peace
– Lois Faulconer
So very sorry to hear about your loss. I have fond memories of Gene from my childhood. Thinking of your family.
– Gina Doogs

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