Gerald Leslie Treadway, age 69, of Litchfield, died Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Mercy Hospital of Cook Rapids, due to heart trouble.
A memorial service will take place Friday, July 7 at 4 p.m. at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake.
Gerald was born Nov. 26, 1947, in Sanger, WV, to Herbert and Marilyn Treadway. He grew up in Sanger and Oak Hill, and entered foster care at a young age.
Gerald moved to Columbus, OH at age 7, and graduated from Central High School in Columbus.
After school, he ran a fast food place, then a gas station. He spent time in the military, and later took a job with Shoe Corp. as a forklift operator.
Gerald also did tax preparation for H&R Block. Later in life, he decided to become a nurse, and trained for his LPN degree. Gerald worked at nursing homes in Columbus, OH; Howard Lake, and Winsted.
He had moved to Minnesota in 1993.
Gerald married Loma Janusch June 6, 1998, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church of rural Annandale. The couple was married by Reverend Berlinski.
Gerald enjoyed fishing and motorcycling. He spent many hours working on cars with his father and brothers; Mike and Dennis. They also enjoyed motorcycling together, and took many long rides.
Gerald also enjoyed music, and played the guitar.
He is survived by his wife, Loma, of Litchfield; children: Joel, Wendy, and Stephany of Columbus, OH; and Tom of North Carolina; Granddaughter Devin Mccaig; great-grandson Jackson Stephens; and half-brothers Michael, and Dennis, both of Columbus.