Virgil Waylan Treadwell

Virgil Waylan Treadwell

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Death 18 Nov 1997 (aged 84)
Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA
Burial Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 41281780 · View Source
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Virgil Waylan Treadwell, 84, resident of Yakima, passed away on Nov. 18, 1997 at his home. Virgil was born on July 11, 1913 to Albion K. and Mabel Waylan Treadwell. In his early life he traveled around eastern WA with his parents' musical group, The Treadwell orchestra. Later he attended the gas station at his family's restaurant and gas station complex, "The Duck Inn" in Ritzville. He graduated from Ritzville High in 1933. On August 18, 1934 he married Viola Schafer. During WWII he served three and a half years with the U.S.Navy as a radio technician aboard the destroyer escort USS STeele in the South Pacific. He was a cartoonistand painted a cartoon character on the smokestack of the ship. In 1947 he moved his family to Yakima, WA, where he lived the rest of his life. He worked at KIT Radio and later at KIMA TV in the early days of television. In his spare time he loved to cartoon, was a ham radio operator, and had a large television repair service. He is survived by his son, James Treadwell, and a daugter, Judy Paschen and husband Bart, all of Yakima; four grandsons and eighteen grandsons; one sister Geraldine Treadwell of Spokane. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and three brothers, Harold, Alva and Wilfred. Funeral services were held on Fri. Nov 21, 1997 at 1:00 pm at the Ritzville Memorial Cemetery with Reverend Ken Paschen officiating. Danekas Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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  • Created by: Scott Bolliger
  • Added: 28 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41281780
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Virgil Waylan Treadwell (11 Jul 1913–18 Nov 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41281780, citing Ritzville Memorial Cemetery, Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Scott Bolliger (contributor 49600767) .