Aurora, Colo., formerly Sioux City
John Treinen, 69, of Aurora, formerly of Sioux City, passed away Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at his home.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Horgan and McConaty Funeral Home in Aurora.
John was born in Sioux City, the third of eight children born to Robert Dale and Rita Grace Treinen. John married the love of his life, Sue Kopp, in 1971, in Sioux City.
A graduate of Bishop Heelan High School class of 1967, he relived many good times with old friends at the recent 50th reunion. He was awarded a BA from Briar Cliff College, an MA degree from the University of Northern Colorado, and an MA degree from the University of Colorado, Denver. John loved his work helping the handicapped and elderly for more than 30 years with Goodwill and the State of Colorado. John was known for his cut glass artistry, a skill he learned from his wife's grandfather, Grandpa Gus.
John was never idle and was known for his projects and collections. He was always willing to help his family, friends and those in need with both his time and advice. John will always be remembered for his big heart.
He is survived by his daughter, Julie (Chris) Ventura of Union City, Calif.; his son, Eric (Christy) Treinen of Alamosa, Colo.; his grandchildren, Emily Ventura, Cory Ventura, Clayton Treinen, and Blake Treinen; and brothers and sisters, Mary (John) Treinen-Moslen, Jim (Eva) Treinen, Jerry (Theresa) Treinen, Richard (Angela) Treinen, Anne (Joe) Hanson, and Michael (Amy) Treinen.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Rita; a brother, Thomas; his wife, Sue; and a son, Gregory.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Poplin, Dave Selander, Chris Poplin, and Kevin Selander.