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Robert C. Treichel

Reverend Robert C. Treichel, 77, of Charles City, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his loving family.

Visitation will be held at Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home from 3-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. The funeral service will immediately follow with Pastor Dennis Bachman from Plainfield Baptist Church officiating. Inurnment will be held at Beckwith Cemetery in rural Colwell, Iowa at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022.

Robert C. Treichel
Robert C. Treichel

Robert Charles Treichel, the son of Ralph and Esther (Kaitchuck) Treichel, was born Sept. 28, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois. He was united in marriage to Gladys Wilson on July 10, 1971 in Canaan, New York. The couple was blessed with three children: William, Kevin and Christine.

As a young boy, Robert understood Jesus died for him. One day he heard the Lord tell him, “You are Mine” and then as a teenager surrendered to the call to go into the ministry. Pursuing his calling, he received his primary education at Prosser Vocational High School in Chicago, his BA from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois, continued on to a Master’s Degree from Bangor Theological Seminary in Bangor, Maine and completed two units of Clinical Pastoral Education at Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Robert was ordained in the United Church of Christ (U.C.C.) on Nov. 22, 1987. In his 35 years of ministry, Robert pastored several churches including Colwell U.C.C. in Colwell, Iowa, and Immanuel U.C.C. in Wells Creek, Kansas. After his move back to Iowa, Robert supplied preached at many churches, including Saint Paul’s U.C.C. in Sumner, Iowa and most recently at St. Paul’s U.C.C. in rural Cedar Falls. He traveled as far away as Council Bluffs to fill the pulpit where a pastor was needed. Robert also worked for Service Master, Howard Johnson, Linn Haven Healthcare and Rehabilitation in New Hampton for nine years and McDonalds for 17 years.

Robert was a past member of Kiwanis in Wisconsin, Lions in Southeast Iowa and Friends of Konza Prairie.

Robert loved the Lord, his family, and the Chicago Bears. He was a giving man and was always willing to step in to help others or go sit with someone going through a hard time. He loved gathering together with family and especially delighted in his grandchildren.

Living family members include his wife of 51 years, Gladys; children: William (Karrie) Treichel of Chisholm, Minnesota, Kevin (Michelle) Treichel of Greene and Christine Scott of Alta Vista; six grandchildren: A.J. (Stephanie) Treichel, Nadia Rae Treichel, Xander Treichel, Jacob (Loren) Scott, Elijah Scott and Moses Scott; sister, Pamela (Bruce) Spencer of Urbana, Maryland; niece, Amy (Jeff) McDonald and their son Marshall McDonald all of Clarksburg, Maryland; along with other family members and friends.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; Esther and Ralph, step-father, Chris Koester; son-in-law, James W. Scott; and step-brother, Patrick Koester.

In lieu of flowers the family would like memorials given to Floyd County Cancer Friends at First Citizens Bank, Colwell United Church of Christ or to the family.

Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, 1205 South Main Street, Charles City, Iowa 50616 is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall for the family at

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