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Alfred M. Treutlein, 69, who worked 28 years for a printing press manufacturer, died Thursday (Feb. 15, 2001) in his home after a 20-year illness.

Treutlein was born in Wuerzburg, Germany, and emigrated to Toronto in 1956.

He worked there for Heidelberg Eastern, a press manufacturer, for 10 years. In 1970, he was transferred to Toledo, Ohio, where he worked at the company's press distribution center.

Later, Treutlein became an industrial arts teacher for the company in Detroit, where he retired in 1988. He moved to Lewiston in 1991.

An expert woodworker, he made furniture at home. He also enjoyed gardening and landscaping.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, the former Edeltroud "Eddie" Wittman; a son Robert K. of New Salem, Mass.; a daughter Elfriede Balonek of Toledo; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Otto Redanz Funeral Home LaSalle Park Chapel, 2215 Military Road, Town of Niagara.


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