Charles “Chuck” David Trieschmann
“I was born, June 13, 1942, I lived --in Duluth and Clover Valley, and I died December 20, 2017.” That is the obituary Chuck would have written. He was a man of few needs, but incredible generosity. He was proud of his Ojibway heritage, his service in Vietnam and over 50 years playing or coaching football.
A graduate of Cathedral High School in 1961, he arrived at UMD from Vietnam as an older freshman. He obtained a master’s degree and had a multi-faceted employment history. Working with children and students was his greatest joy.
He served on the ARC Board, in Rotary and in the DFL Party.
His philosophy was, “To do the greatest amount of good for the greatest number of people in the shortest amount of time.” He was a fierce champion for children and people in need. Chuck always said: “It is not who’s right, it’s what is right.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Margaret. Siblings: Joseph, Julia Ann, Martin, Theresa and Margaret. Foster sons, Ricky Larsen and Roger Wakemup.
He is survived by his spouse, Kathy J. McQuinn. Cherished children and grandsons: Heather (Dave Carlson), David, Chris (Melanie)--grandson expected in February-- Zach (Natalie) and their son’s Brooks and Trygg. Foster sons, Richard Hein, and Kiro. The mother of his children and foster sons, Cindy Trieschmann. Siblings, James (Barb), Patrick, Michael (Lynh) and Geraldine (Don) Seburg . In-laws, Suzanne Brown, Cindy (Mark)Billeadeau and David (Karen)Brown. Many nieces and nephews who he so enjoyed.
Chuck’s last gift was bequesting his body to the U of MN.
Celebration of Life on December 28, 2017 at Clear Water Grille (5135 North Shore Drive) from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Readings and sharing at 5:30 p.m. with elements of an Irish Wake.
Do you know the difference of an Irish Wedding and an Irish Wake?—there is one less person. We hope you will come and celebrate Chuck—a complex character.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials preferred to: Two Harbors, MN 55616: High School Scholarship Fund,(Scott Ross, 1640 Hwy 2,), North Shore Horizons,(127 7th Street) or Food Shelf,(2124 10th Street) Please bring a non-perishable item for collection.