Robin Treder, age 45, ran to Heaven on July 23, 2019, from her home in Brown Deer, WI. She was born to Robert and Marlene (Matuga) Treder in Berlin, WI on July 1, 1974. Robin graduated from Princeton High School in 1992, where she was prom queen and student council president. She went on to earn her bachelor's degree in graphic design from UW Oshkosh in 1997. Robin began her career first working at Fabriko in Green Lake and then moving to the Milwaukee area working at Assurant and BVK.
She was a prolific runner and endurance athlete. She competed in over 10 straight Boston Marathons with her lifetime best of 3:19:03 being set in 2003. Robin was also an Ironman 9 times over, finishing in under 12 hours on 5 different occasions. When she wasn't competing in races, she was volunteering and cheering her fellow runners on. She was a board member for TriWisconsin for many years as well as a member of the Badgerland Striders.
Robin was incredibly fond of warm weather and turtles. When the days are unbearably hot in the middle of summer, know that those were the days that Robin loved the best. When you see a turtle trying to cross the road during those same summer months, think of Robin and help it cross safely. She will be deeply missed by Stumpy and Tippy, her turtles.
Robin was also considered a Halloween enthusiast. She enjoyed getting dressed up for the occasion and was known for her elaborate face paint designs. You're never too old to get dressed up for Halloween! In addition to costumes, Robin annually frequented what seemed like every haunted house from Green Bay to Milwaukee. As for the lighter side of the holiday, she got much delight from handing out candy to the neighborhood children.
Robin's heart was the largest part of her. She always put others before herself, with family being the most important thing to her. Throughout her years, Robin compiled a list of friends a mile long. You'd be hard pressed to go a city block in the Milwaukee area without running into someone that was a friend of Robin.
Her defining characteristics of positivity and strength endured until the end.
Those Robin leaves behind to cherish her memory include her grandmother, Irene Treder; parents, Robert and Marlene Treder; siblings, Julie (Sam) Librizzi, Tom (Season) Treder, Mikey (Erin) Treder; adopted sister, Harini Aiyer. She is further survived by her nephews, Brodie, Elwood and Harold; step niece and nephew, Emma and Josh; her aunts and uncles, Roseann (John) Zinke, Rita (Dave) Rennert, Romayne (Gordy Goretzki) Borzick, Rozy (Mark) Evans, Poncho (Jennifer) Treder, Doug Freeman, Julie Bumbales, Mike (Jackie) Matuga; many other relatives and friends. Her time spent as "auntie" were her most cherished.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Julia and John Matuga; paternal grandfather, Harry Treder; aunts, Elizabeth Matuga and Ruth Treder Freeman; uncles, Keven Rogers, John Matuga, Al Bumbales.
A visitation for the family and friends of Robin Treder will take place on Thursday, August 1, 2019, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Wachholz and Sons Funeral Home, 303 Harvard St. in Princeton. A memorial mass will be held on Friday, August 2, at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 277 East Montello St., in Montello. Father Savio Yerasani will officiate. Burial will follow the service at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery of Montello.
The family would like to thank the wonderful nursing staff and Doctor Tsai at Froedtert Hospital as well as the nursing staff of Heartland Hospice, especially her angel, Linda, for their loving care. Robin would like to thank all the friends and family for the visits, her cousin, Brenda Lewis, (for her special visits from CA) and especially her mom and dad who were there by her side every step of the way.
Wachholz and Sons Funeral Home
Sunset Cremation Center in Princeton
Serving the Family, 920-295-6631
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