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Michael Joseph Trenter


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Michael Joseph Trenter, 57, of San Tan Valley, Arizona unexpectedly passed away on January 1, 2024 following medical complications.

Michael was born on July 8, 1966 in Melrose Park, IL. to the late David Lord and Rose Marlene Trenter and spent his childhood growing up in Lockport, IL. Michael proudly graduated from Joliet Catholic Academy in 1984 and went on to study locally at Joliet Junior College. Upon completing his time in school, Michael spent the beginning of his career working as a dedicated Corrections Officer at Illinois Youth Center in Joliet. Over time, he decided to make the transition into the Construction Industry, dedicating himself as a Union Plumber. His trade skills are ultimately what led Michael to finally become an independent business owner. Michael J. Trenter was the established owner and operator of Trenter Plumbing Incorporated. He took immense pride in joining fellow small business owners on the Shorewood Chamber of Commerce for a number of years, giving back to his community through hard work, volunteerism, and networking.

While his work precedes him, Michael’s favorite job -hands down- was being a Dad. Michael Trenter was a cherished father outnumbered and survived by his four daughters, Taryn Trenter, Torie Trenter, Taylor Trenter, and Tessa Reifsteck (Austin).  Next to being “Dad”, he absolutely loved being “Grandpa”. Few things brought Michael more joy than spending time with his children and three beloved grandchildren Greyson, Amelia, and Chase, whom he often lovingly referred to as his “Little Monsters!”

When Michael wasn’t spending time with his family, he enjoyed pouring himself into numerous hobbies. He was a member of the Ducks Unlimited hunting club – a global force in wetlands and wildlife conservation, an avid fisherman, a certified Firearms Instructor, a skilled photographer holding a collection of prized cameras, a talented home chef and self-proclaimed foodie, a lifelong die-hard Blackhawks fan, an outdoor survival enthusiast, and an incredibly talented artist. His specialties include acrylic painting, leather carving, and woodworking.

Michael Trenter was preceded to Heaven by his father, David Lord, his grandmother, Dorothy Puchalski Ziehm, and his aunt Susan Puchalksi. He is survived by his siblings Dennis Hellweg, David Hellweg, Michele Trenter-Olsen (Jeff), Mark Lord, Gregory Trenter (Dawn), and his mother Rose Marlene Trenter, as well as many nieces and nephews.

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6 responses to “Michael Joseph Trenter”

  1. Torie Trenter says:

    Love you forever, Dad. Rest in Peace. Until we meet again.

  2. Fr. John Comerford says:

    Great student of mine at the Hill. ALWAYD a joy to be around. SO SAD TO HEAR.

  3. Fr. John Comerford says:

    Prayerful support to his family..his brothers and his wonderful Mom.

  4. Grama Rachel Adams says:

    I never met him so this description of him is nice to know. Seems like a knowledgeable, fun, interesting and loving man. I’m sure his family will miss him greatly. May God comfort each of you.

  5. Marge Mostyn says:

    I taught Michael at St. Joseph Grade School. So sorry to hear regarding his passing so young. My sincere condolences to his family, especially Michele. Prayers and love are surrounding you all. Love, Mrs. Marge Mostyn (Art and Math teacher)

  6. Dennis Hellweg says:

    To say I will miss you is a huge understatement. You are an awesome brother. You are an awesome friend. You are an awesome Dad. Heaven gained one of the best.

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Michael Joseph Trenter


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Michael Joseph Trenter, 57, of San Tan Valley, Arizona unexpectedly passed away on January 1, 2024 following medical complications.

Michael was born on July 8, 1966 in Melrose Park, IL. to the late David Lord and Rose Marlene Trenter and spent his childhood growing up in Lockport, IL. Michael proudly graduated from Joliet Catholic Academy in 1984 and went on to study locally at Joliet Junior College. Upon completing his time in school, Michael spent the beginning of his career working as a dedicated Corrections Officer at Illinois Youth Center in Joliet. Over time, he decided to make the transition into the Construction Industry, dedicating himself as a Union Plumber. His trade skills are ultimately what led Michael to finally become an independent business owner. Michael J. Trenter was the established owner and operator of Trenter Plumbing Incorporated. He took immense pride in joining fellow small business owners on the Shorewood Chamber of Commerce for a number of years, giving back to his community through hard work, volunteerism, and networking.

While his work precedes him, Michael’s favorite job -hands down- was being a Dad. Michael Trenter was a cherished father outnumbered and survived by his four daughters, Taryn Trenter, Torie Trenter, Taylor Trenter, and Tessa Reifsteck (Austin).  Next to being “Dad”, he absolutely loved being “Grandpa”. Few things brought Michael more joy than spending time with his children and three beloved grandchildren Greyson, Amelia, and Chase, whom he often lovingly referred to as his “Little Monsters!”

When Michael wasn’t spending time with his family, he enjoyed pouring himself into numerous hobbies. He was a member of the Ducks Unlimited hunting club – a global force in wetlands and wildlife conservation, an avid fisherman, a certified Firearms Instructor, a skilled photographer holding a collection of prized cameras, a talented home chef and self-proclaimed foodie, a lifelong die-hard Blackhawks fan, an outdoor survival enthusiast, and an incredibly talented artist. His specialties include acrylic painting, leather carving, and woodworking.

Michael Trenter was preceded to Heaven by his father, David Lord, his grandmother, Dorothy Puchalski Ziehm, and his aunt Susan Puchalksi. He is survived by his siblings Dennis Hellweg, David Hellweg, Michele Trenter-Olsen (Jeff), Mark Lord, Gregory Trenter (Dawn), and his mother Rose Marlene Trenter, as well as many nieces and nephews.

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6 responses to “Michael Joseph Trenter”

  1. Torie Trenter says:

    Love you forever, Dad. Rest in Peace. Until we meet again.

  2. Fr. John Comerford says:

    Great student of mine at the Hill. ALWAYD a joy to be around. SO SAD TO HEAR.

  3. Fr. John Comerford says:

    Prayerful support to his family..his brothers and his wonderful Mom.

  4. Grama Rachel Adams says:

    I never met him so this description of him is nice to know. Seems like a knowledgeable, fun, interesting and loving man. I’m sure his family will miss him greatly. May God comfort each of you.

  5. Marge Mostyn says:

    I taught Michael at St. Joseph Grade School. So sorry to hear regarding his passing so young. My sincere condolences to his family, especially Michele. Prayers and love are surrounding you all. Love, Mrs. Marge Mostyn (Art and Math teacher)

  6. Dennis Hellweg says:

    To say I will miss you is a huge understatement. You are an awesome brother. You are an awesome friend. You are an awesome Dad. Heaven gained one of the best.

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