William “Bill” Trecker


William “Bill” Trecker, 83, Jamestown, ND died Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at Eventide Nursing Home in Jamestown.

Bill was born June 29, 1939 at Jamestown, ND, the son of John Michael and Luella Elizabeth (Blakely) Trecker. He attended grade school at Melville, ND and graduated from Carrington High School in 1958. He started farming with his Dad on the family farm at the age of 16 raising livestock and growing small grains.

Bill and Thelma Faye Reule were married December 14, 1959 at New Rockford, ND. They made their home on the family farm south of Carrington in Stutsman County and in 1983 they became owners and operated the Pioneer Bait Shop in Jamestown. They moved to Jamestown in the 90s and continued farming with their son. Bill entered Roseadele for memory care in July 2018 and Ave Maria Village in December 2021. Bill was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Pingree, having served as church treasurer, and was assessor of Walter’s Township board. He also was Boy Scout Master of Troop 171 in Melville; owned/operated the Trecker Roller Skating at Carrington, Melville, Pingree, and Cooperstown; and Capitol Hill Corn Maze by Fort Seward in Jamestown.

He had a wholesale/retail bait vendor license in ND and a vendor at the Jamestown Farmers Market. Bill enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, trapping, fishing, archery and gardening. He also loved to play cards, board games, bowling, and after a day’s work on the farm he would often gather the family to look at the fields.

Bill is survived by his wife Thelma of 63 years; three daughters, Luella Morehouse, Susan Trecker, Nancy (Jimmy) Burrow; six grandchildren, David (Shannan) Morehouse, Katie (Justin) Peterson, Cody Burrow, Jonathan Burrow, Sarah Burrow, Megan Trecker Brown; two great-grandchildren Emmaline Morehouse, Juniper Peterson; siblings, Robert Trecker and Bernadette Trecker, PBVM.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son William Jr. “Billy”; brother John Michael III and two sisters, Dorothy Szarkowski and Maisie Meyer.

Visitation - 4 - 7:00 PM Friday March 10, @ the Haut Funeral Home

Vigil Service - 7:00 PM Friday @ Haut Funeral Home

Mass of the Christian Burial - 10:30 AM Saturday March 11, 2023 at the Basilica of St. James, Jamestown, ND

Burial - Carrington Cemetery, Carrington, ND (spring)

The family wishes to thank the staff at Roseadele, Ava Maria, Eventide in Jamestown and Hospice of JRMC for their compassionate, dedicated care.

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