Treuhardt, John Coleman, Cpl

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Home Town
Holland, TX
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Georgetown, TX

Date of Passing
Dec 25, 2009
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From Patriot Guard Riders:

28 Dec 2009 7:38 PM Quote Reply Alert

Austin Area Confirmed Mission:

The family of Mr. John Treuhardt has requested the Patriot Guard Riders attend his funeral and interment services in honor of his military service to our country. Mr. Treuhardt enlisted in the Army Air Corps when he came of age and trained to serve as a Gunner on B-24 aircraft. He was scheduled to deploy to the Pacific Theater when the war ended and served the remainder of his enlistment stationed at Carswell AFB in Ft Worth, Texas. Mr. Treuhardt died on Christmas day, 2009

Date/Time: Wednesday, 30 December 2009. Funeral service scheduled for 1400 hrs (2:00 pm)

Location: Gabriels Funeral Home, 393 North IH-35, Georgetown, TX. We will stage at the funeral home.
Directions: The funeral home is located on the southbound frontage road of IH35. If traveling north on IH35, take exit 264, cross over to southbound side. Funeral home is located immediately north of the La Quinta hotel. Map link:

1245-1315 staging (12:45-1:15 pm)
1315 briefing
1325 flag line in place.

Wx: Mostly sunny, morning low of 36, high 58. Please bring drinking water.

Please arrive fed, fueled, and hydrated. Hot beverages & facilities available inside the funeral home. At the conclusion of the funeral service we will accompany the procession to IOOF cemetery in Georgetown, approx. 4 miles, where we will establish a flag line for the interment service.

Ride Captain: Andy "andyman" Lough,, 512-441-9297
Flag Wrangler: Robert Stancil
Please make plans to stand tall and silent in honor of Mr. Treuhardt service to our country.

Mark Wells
Austin OPS RC
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From Gabriels Funeral Home:

John Coleman "J.C." Treuhardt
(March 17, 1926 - December 25, 2009)

Enveloped in the love and concern of family and friends over the months of his illness, John Coleman ?J.C.? Treudhardt left early on Christmas morning to spend the holiday with his recently deceased daughter, Tami, and others dear to him.
John was born on St. Patrick?s Day, March 17, 1926 in Holland, Texas to Walter John and Radie Burns Treuhardt. His ?little? brother, Don Cleetes Treuhardt, came along five years later. The Treuhardt family lived on their family farm near Little River for the first six years of his life, and then moved to Georgetown where their grandparents had previously settled from Switzerland.

At the request of his Aunt Mitty Ischy, J.C. entered Miss Annie?s first grade class, and attended Georgetown schools until his graduation in 1943. While there, he played tennis, winning a regional meet, played baseball and football, appeared in school plays, and was his senior class president.

He started to Texas A&M at College Station while waiting for his call to the Air Corps. His lifelong interest in planes and flying began with his seeing a plane land in a cotton patch near Granger when he was quite young, and was fueled by his reading and model airplane building --- from balsa and tissue paper. J.C. voluntarily enlisted in the Army Air Corps, was trained as a gunner on a B-29, and made many flights while stationed in Texas, Florida, Colorado, and Nebraska, and was scheduled for deployment to the Pacific Theater. The war ended a week before his crew?s departure date. He spent his remaining service time as a member of an ambulance crew in Fort Worth.

He was a good marksman, and was a member of the American Rifle Association for many years.

The summer after his high school graduation, J.C. had his first date with his future bride, Doris Beverly Huie, also of Georgetown. Following a ?whirlwind? five-year courtship, the two were married on November 23, 1949. Last month they marked their 60th Anniversary, but not in their hoped-for manner; he was too ill. He often remarked to friends that the two of them still not only loved each other, but liked each other!

After the service, John had returned to A&M, his wife had finished school at UT, and the two moved to nearby Caldwell where she had her first teaching job and where the spent their first two years. Since he and his father had started a Studebaker auto agency, he decided it was time for a move back to Georgetown. There, he continued his education at UT, changing from aeronautical engineering, which, just following the war, was not a promising major, to architecture. Beverly continued her teaching career in Georgetown, while he was in school. He began architectural practice in the area after receiving his license.

After eight years of marriage, the couple began their family with the birth of their daughter, Tamara ?Tami? Carol in 1957 and their son, John Lewis, in 1960. Their grandson, Kelson, Tami?s son was born in 1980. Their daughter?s husband, Robert Hernlund, their son?s wife, Judy, and their grandson?s wife, Lauren, completed the immediate family. He also enjoyed kinship with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews, and other relatives.

During the last years of his practice, John joined the staff at UT, where he was in charge of ongoing building on UT medical campuses at San Antonio, Galveston, and Dallas. Some of the projects he most enjoyed were the installation of the first MRI unit in this part of the country in Dallas, and the restoration of the hospital ?Big Red? and the Moody mansion in Galveston.

J. C. was involved in the work of a number of organizations in the course of his lifetime, including the Boy Scouts of America as a troop leader and cub master of Den 151, the Georgetown Heritage Society, the Georgetown Historical and Architectural Commission as a long-time member and chairman, the Williamson County Gem and Mineral Society as member, president, and show chairman, and the Georgetown Native Plant Society. Just recently, he joined his wife as a member of the First United Methodist Church as a transfer.

He was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and cousin, and had earned the love and friendship of many others. J.C.?s family ties are long and full of those who love him and cherish his memory including, his wife, Doris Beverly Huie Treuhardt of Georgetown; son, John Lewis Treuhardt and wife Judy of Thousand Oaks, California; grandson, Kelson Treuhardt and wife Lauren of Austin; brother, Don Cleetes Treuhardt and wife Ann of Baytown. Other family members include, Pam Henderson of Baytown, Heather and Aaron Henderson of Baytown, Ruth Hubbard of Austin, Kay Winter and husband Harlan of Austin, Fred Hubbard and wife Onie of Round Rock, Linda Hubbard of Austin, Betty Dickinson and husband John of North Richland Hills, Joyce Burns of North Richland Hills, Margaret Kyser of Austin, LaVern Whited of Temple, Mary Lou Seth and husband Carl of Austin, ?Buddy? Baker and wife Melba of Holland, Nissa Johnson of Holland, Yvette Johnson of Holland, Georgette Barandiaran, Jose Barandiaran and ?Gabby? Barandiaran all of Round Rock; along with a host of other loving friends.

Friends and family may gather for visitation at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel, 393 North IH 35, Georgetown, Texas on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Services celebrating J.C.?s life will be held at 2:00PM at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel with Pastor Everett Schrum officiating. Interment will follow at IOOF Cemetery in Georgetown, with military honors being provided by the Lackland Air Force Honor Guard. Also riding in honor of J.C.?s service to his country will be the Patriot Guard Riders of Austin, Texas.

Memorial donations in J.C.?s memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 410 East University Avenue, Georgetown, TX 78626, The Caring Place, 2000 Railroad, Georgetown, TX 78626, Red Cloud Indian School, 100 Mission Drive, Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770, Lakota Schools, 5572 Princeton Road, Liberty Township, Ohio 45011-9726.
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