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Anthony D. Treece, 82, of Columbia City passed away at 9:40 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor Nursing Home, Columbia City.
He was born on April 9, 1930, in Huntington, the son of Claude Raymond and Alice (Reed) Treece.
He spent his childhood in Whitley County and graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 1954.
He first worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad before joining the U.S. Marine Corps. where he trained at Camp LeJune and Paris Island.
He is survived by his wife Helen Treece of Columbia City; two sons, Alex (Debra) Treece of Elkhart and Greg Treece of South Whitley; two daughters, Teresa (Paul) McCoy and Kathy Heinfeld both of Columbia City; two sisters, Beverly (Paul) Chappel of Columbia City and Margaret (Elmer) Schrock of Ransom, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren and two stepsons, Lawrence and Lewis Mauk both of Columbia City.
He is preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Roger Treece.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City.
The funeral service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jeff Harker officiating.
The burial will be held at Marion National Cemetery, Marion. Graveside military rites will be conducted by Whitley County Korean War Honor Guard in Columbia City.
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