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William "Bill" Treude '59 August 24, 2021 10:33 AM updated: August 24, 2021 11:08 AM

Reverend Doctor William Paul Treude
January 30, 1937-August 15, 2021

William (Bill) Treude, 84, died peacefully on August 15, 2021 at his home in Fredericksburg, Texas. Bill was born January 30, 1937 on the family farm west of Louise, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Betty of Fredericksburg, Texas; son, Karl Treude '83 and Carol of Louise, Texas; daughter, Pegi (Treude) Morgan '86 of Montgomery, Texas; step-daughter Lisa Helin and Robert of Marietta, Georga; step-daughter Robin (Connolly) Steele '82 and Bill of Dacula, Georgia; step-son Ed Connolly and Kelly of Georgetown, Texas; step-son Dan Connolly '89 and Lacey of Austin, Texas; 15 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Bill graduated from Louise High School in 1955, Texas A&M College in 1959, Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in 1966, Doctorate at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1982. He was appointed to serve 19 churches over 45 years in the Southwest Texas & Rio Texas Conferences of The United Methodist Church. After retirement, Bill & Betty moved to Fredericksburg, Texas. During retirement he was called to serve two more churches on a part time basis.

He was active in various community organizations including past President of the Gillespie County A&M Club. He enjoyed traveling abroad and across the United States & Canada, watching Texas Aggie football, and spending time with his family. Bill was a firey, gospel style preacher with a little bit of homespun humor mixed in. He was loved by many across South Texas. He will be missed greatly. William P. Treude had his memorial service held at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church on August 21, 2021 at 2:00 PM.

“Well done, good and faithful servant!”

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Gillespie County A&M Scholarship Fund at OR a charity of their choice.

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