William (Bill) Paul Trenkle, Jr., Age: 76
Sept. 18, 1942 -- Mar 12, 2019

William (Bill) Paul Trenkle, Jr., of Peoria, Arizona passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Mayo Hospital in the company of his family. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, March 18 at 10:00 a.m. at Church of the Ascension, 9510 W. 127th St., Overland Park, Kansas, preceded by a visitation at the church at 9:00 a.m.
 
Born in Manhattan, Kansas September 18, 1942 to William Sr. and Lois, Bill graduated from Lucky High School in 1960 and Kansas State University in 1964. He received his Juris Doctorate from Washburn University in 1967. In 1966 he married Theresa (Marlene) Casey, the love of his life and adventure partner for 52 years.
 
Bill began his law career in Topeka and shortly thereafter moved to Dodge City, Kansas. He practiced law in Dodge City for over 30 years, first at Mangan, Dalton then later with Foulston Siefkin out of Wichita. In 2002 Bill and Marlene moved to Kansas City where Bill joined the Kansas City branch of Foulston Siefkin where he practiced until his retirement in 2017.  A devoted Catholic, volunteer and Kansas State Wildcat, Bill spent 15 years as an attorney for the Diocese of Dodge City.  He served on numerous civic and charitable boards, including Kansas State University School of Business,  University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Saint Mary of the Plains College, and Newman University.
 

Marlene and Bill began wintering in Peoria, Arizona in 2011 and moved there permanently in 2013, where they enjoyed the myriad of activities their Trilogy community had to offer. They also loved spending these last few summers at their condo in Edmonds, Washington, overlooking Puget Sound. Bill enjoyed a cold beer while watching the ships pass and listening to Jimmy Buffet tunes. Bill was the consummate gentleman, loving father and doting grandfather. 
 

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law Jerry Felts, and grandson Gabriel.  He is survived by his wife Marlene; son Timothy (Sheila) and their children Noah and Lila; daughter Anne (Stuart) Schaefer, and their children Max and Tad; and sisters Patricia Bryant (Robert) and Susan Felts.
 
Memorial contributions are suggested to Johnson Cancer Research Center at Kansas State University in memory of Bill.

 



Condolences

Tom & Mariette Malone Mar 13 ,2019

Trilogy Neighbour ,Peoria ,Arizona

Marlene, just heard the sad, sad news of Bill's passing. After our recent get together it seemed like Bill was holding his own but with such a vicious and unrelenting malady it has taken another wonderful person from us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family in this time of sorrow. We will see you when you get back from Kansas City. Safe travels.

Gary and Charlotte Chaffin Mar 13 ,2019

Friends ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Marlene and family -- Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jim Long Mar 13 ,2019

Coffee Friend in Trilogy ,Peoria ,Arizona

Our coffee group will miss you Bill. We were enriched by your presence.

Ed and Jane Longmeyer Mar 14 ,2019

Friend ,Dodge City ,Kansas

Our sympathy to you on the loss of Bill. He was an amazing man and did so much for the Dodge City community. We have very fond memories of when you lived in Dodge. Our prayers are with you.

Jill and Larry clark Mar 14 ,2019

Neighbor ,Peoria ,Arizona

Marlene and family our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during such a sad time. We were so shocked that the ugly disease took him so quickly as I’m sure you were as well.

Dar Goebel Mar 14 ,2019

PEO Sister ,Peoria ,Arizona

Dear Marlene and family, My deepest sympathy to you and the family. I know the memories of your Bill will flood back as time goes on, but right now you need to know you have the love and support of so many to get you through this very sad time. Many prayers, my friend💕 LIPEO DAR

Karen and Denny Grant Mar 14 ,2019

P.E.O. Sister and Neighbor ,Peoria ,Arizona

With Love and Prayers to you, Marlene and your family. Bill was a wonderful friend and neighbor who will be deeply missed.

Terri Hirschbrunner Mar 14 ,2019

Friend ,Peoria ,Arizona

Dear Marlene & Family- Our sincere sympathy. Bill fought the good fight and is now at peace. Treasure the happy memories-I know you have so very many! Our thoughts and prayers are with you! LIPEO Terri

Steve and Margie Wallace Mar 14 ,2019

Friends ,Peoria ,Arizona

Marlene and Family, thinking of you at this difficult time. Bill was a wonder and kind friend. He will be missed. Keeping you in my prayers, that your pain is replaced by great memories soon.

Ken and Marie DeRoo Mar 15 ,2019

Friends ,Peoria ,Arizona

We are so saddened by your passing. We only knew Bill for two years. In company with Christ, Who died and now lives, may they rejoice in Your kingdom, where all our tears are wiped away. Unite us together again in one family, to sing Your praise forever and ever. Amen

Dr.Larry & Mary Ann Stout Mar 15 ,2019

Client for many years ,Monkey Island ,Oklahoma

Condolences Marlene to you, Tim, Ann and the rest of your family. Our daughters just told us the sad news.

Barbara Ohme Mar 17 ,2019

Friend ,Peoria ,Arizona

Marlene..you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. What a great guy and wonderful life the two of you had.we pray for peace for you and for your ongoing love for Bill to sustain you.

Melanie Horton Mar 17 ,2019

Friend ,Manhattan ,Kansas

Marlene: I was so sad to receive an email notifying me of Bill's passing. I am so very sorry. It was a wonderful person! One of my very favorite Advisory Board members for the college. Always down to earth and selfless, generous, and kind. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers during these difficult days. In great sympathy, Melanie Horton , College of Business Admin, K-State

Susan and Larry DiGiovanni Mar 17 ,2019

Friend from Trilogy ,Peoria ,Arizona

We worked with Bill on the Food for Kidz Team. Bill was a great and honest businessman who was an asset to our committee as the Chair of our Coin Dump Event. He will be missed. Sending prayers to Marlene and his children. You have our heartfelt sympathy!

Jerry DeVault Mar 18 ,2019

Marlene, I am so sorry to hear the news about Bill. It was so nice of you both to give us a ride back to the Bluemont hotel after the K-State homecoming football game last Fall. We will very much miss Bill's energy and enthusiasm at our Business Advisory Council meetings.

Audrey Mross Mar 18 ,2019

Friend and Fellow Cat ,Dallas ,Texas

I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. We met while serving together on the KSU College of Business Administration Deans Advisory Board and he was an early adopter & supporter of a networking group I formed for KSU alums who are lawyers, the Cat Counselors. On behalf of that 518-member group, we hope that your many warm memories of Bill will help you through this difficult time. He was the best.

CAROLYN K HARNER Mar 20 ,2019

friend ,Broomfield ,Colorado

So sorry for your loss, Marlene, Anne, and Tim and families. Bill was a very fine man, and good friend to so many of us.

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Church of the Ascension
Address:
9510 West 127th Street
City:
Overland Park
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66213
Date:
Mar 18 ,2019
Time:
9:00 AM
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Event:
Funeral Mass
Location:
Church of the Ascension
Address:
9510 West 127th Street
City:
Overland Park
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66213
Date:
Mar 18 ,2019
Time:
10:00 AM
Google Map: