In loving memory of

September 25, 1933 - September 5, 2020

William Verrant Tregembo, 86, of Skandia, passed away Saturday afternoon, September 5, 2020 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans.

William was born on September 25, 1933 in Ishpeming, MI to the late William and Elizabeth (Verrant) Tregembo. He was a 1951 graduate of Ishpeming High School.

On February 15, 1954 he married the former Donna M. McMaster in Albuquerque, NM.

William served four years in the U.S. Air Force and was also a lifelong Marquette County resident. He worked at Cliff Dow Chemical Company for a short period of time and then for Michigan Bell/AT&T for over 30 years, retiring as a switchman.

William was a member of the West Branch Sportsmen's Club and Skandia Lions Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trap shooting, spending time at camp and most of all family time and family barbeques.

William is survived by his children, Valerie (Oliver) Valima of Gwinn, Dan (Brenda) Tregembo of Gwinn and David (Patty) Tregembo of Skandia; grandchildren, William (Lori) Valima, Charles (Stacy) Tregembo, Daniel (Sarah) Tregembo and Hollie (Chad) Collar; ten great-grandchildren, Josephine, Sophia, Elijah, Ezra, Noah, Logan, Alexis, Addisyn, Porter and Nora; and a sister, Marilyn Hoffman of Negaunee. Besides his parents, William was preceded in death by his wife, Donna, on March 10, 2015.

Per William's request, private family services will be held.

William's family is especially grateful to all of the staff at D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans who cared for him. A special thank you to Jim, Kate, Lisa and Theresa with whom he had a special bond. Their care and kindness was above and beyond.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans Activity Fund, 425 Fisher St., Marquette, MI 49855.

Canale Gwinn Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting William's family where memories and condolences may be shared at


Terry Ayotte wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"My sincere condolences to the family of a man who I was remember with a smile and pleasant disposition."

Terry Ayotte wrote on Sep 11, 2020:

"Sincere condolences to the family. Always remember him with a smile and a pleasant disposition. Terry & Jeff Ayotte"

Mike Legacy wrote on Sep 10, 2020:

"Guess heaven needed 2 good hunters Bill and Al Bjork Al past away 2 days after Bill I know that Bill and Al are hunting forever in heaven together!"

Nick Hautamaki wrote on Sep 10, 2020:

"Dear family of WIlliam Tregembo know that we are thinking about you all during your time of the loss of your father. Sounds like he had a wonderful life filled with interesting work and a. Wonderful family. Love susan and nick hautamaki and family"

Paul Vecellio and Cathy Forchini wrote on Sep 9, 2020:

"Valerie, Dan, Dave and all your families you have our deepest sympathy. I had lots of good times with him in my early twenties I will always remember. Paul Vecellio and Cathy Forchini"

Gerry Stille wrote on Sep 8, 2020:

"Valerie and Tregembo family, sincere sympathy in Bill?s passing. Had some good times with Bill when MaryAnn and Donna worked for Marquette/Alger and we?d get together. A very fine gentleman."

Chelsea wrote on Sep 7, 2020:

"Rest easy Bill, it was an honor getting to know you. I\'ll definitely miss our late night chats. I hope you are reunited with your beautiful wife ? We will miss you ? "