Robert Gene (Butch) Tredway 76, of Post Falls, Idaho, has passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
He was a friendly outgoing man with a wonderful sense of humor and a unique outlook on life. He always said, “A stranger is just a friend I haven’t met yet”.
Robert was born Nov. 14, 1944, in Vallejo, Calif., to Edward and Betty Tredway. He graduated from Orofino High School in 1963 and in 1964 he married the late Margaret Jean Stephenson, his wife of 57 years who passed away in April of this year.
Robert enjoyed several careers, beginning with the Post Office in Orofino, Idaho. He later became a master mechanic and welder in Coeur d’Alene and Montana, Sverdstein's logging company, and later in Spokane. As a master mechanic, Robert worked for a long time in the lumber industry and spent a great deal of his time in the mountains of Idaho and Montana.
Robert enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed working on cars, armature photography, and pipe making. He and his wife were known for their bulldogs which they enjoyed very much. Traveling with their motorhome was something they did as frequently as possible. Also, Robert was an avid reader.
For those who knew him, the door was always open to his shop. He and his friends could often be found around the wood stove, telling tall stories and exchanging jokes, or he could often be seen driving around in Henry the Ford with a bulldog as his co-pilot.
Robert is survived by his mother Betty Jean of California, his daughter Tracy Tredway Bloem and her husband Alko Bloem of Holland, his son Brian Tredway and his wife Marina Tredway of Colorado, his brother Michael Tredway and his wife Melvina of Washington, his sister Dena Scott and her husband Dirk of Idaho, his grandson Christopher Bloem and nieces and nephews.
We love you so much. You will be greatly missed.