Formerly of Windsor, CO Donald Lee Trettenero, 92, passed away after a lengthy illness at the home of his grandson and caretaker, Tyler Hamilton in Ft. Collins, CO on December 31, 2021.
Memorial Services for the family will be held at the Windsor Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made in Don’s name to Mark’s Funeral & Cremation Service, 9293 Eastman Park Dr., Windsor, Co 80550. Online memorials may be made at www.marksfuneralservice.com. Memorial contributions will be going to Pathways Hospice in Don’s name.
Don was born November 6, 1929 to Tony and Ruby (King) Trettenero in Crook Colorado. He graduated from Scottsbluff High School in 1948. Don joined the US Marine Corp and was a proud Koren War Veteran. Upon the death of his father Tony, Don was called home in 1951 to assist with the family business, Trettenero Sand and Gravel in Scottsbluff.
Don was married in June of 1952 to Lola (Hull), in Edgar, NE. To this union, a daughter Toni Lea (Hynes) was born. In addition to co-owning Trettenero Sand and Gravel, Don worked at Shuck Drilling in Edgar, NE.
Don married Mary Louise Dalgarn on March 18, 1962 in Fort Morgan, CO. Don and Mary were married for 50 years, and had a daughter, Laura Lea (Ackelson). Mary preceded Don in death on June 28, 2012.
Don and Mary ran an A&W in Fort Morgan and then moved to LaJunta, CO where Don became a CO State Patrolman. In 1968-69, they moved back to Scottsbluff until the Trettenero Sand and Gravel business was sold.
Don and Mary relocated to the Greeley area in 1970 and later to Windsor, CO in 1976. Don worked at the Great Western Sugar Factory in Greeley until he began working for Eastman Kodak Company in the early 1970’s. After his employment at Kodak, Don began driving for Coors Brewery in Golden, CO. After 10 or so years, Don retired from Coors and he and Mary began traveling various areas across the United States and Canada for the next six years in their Fifth wheel camper. They traveled to Alaska four different times, taking their oldest grandsons, Tyler and Ethan, on three off those trips. Due to health reasons Don and Mary returned to Windsor, CO and Don began working for Ames Trucking Company. Don worked for Ames, driving locally until his full retirement in 2012.
Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with family and friends. He also enjoyed working in his yard gardening. His pride and joy was his beautiful roses and green, thick grass. He only shared his secret of success with his oldest grandson! Don was a member of the Windsor Methodist Church. On September 11, 2016, Don, along with his grandson Tyler, boarded the Honor Flight of Northern Colorado to visit the Memorials in Washington, D.C. Don was a very proud veteran.
Survivors include his daughters, Toni (Jim) Hynes of Blair, NE and Laura Ackelson of Wellington, CO; sister Patty Bauman-Helms of DesMoines, IA; Granddaughters Amber (Julian) Brunt of Omaha, NE, Erin (David) Levering of Lincoln, NE; Faith Ackelson of Wellington, CO; Grandsons Tyler Hamilton of Fort Collins, CO, Ethan Hamilton of Jacksonville, NC, and Dylan Ackelson of Cheyenne, WY; great-grandson Cade Levering of Lincoln, NE; great-granddaughters Hazel Ackelson and Jayda Beck of Wellington, CO; Niece Becky Lyall of Boulder, CO.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mary and numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.