In Loving Memory

Victor Raymond Trevisanut III

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September 28th, 1942 - January 2nd, 2018

Funeral

Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 10:00 AM

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
202 W 19th St,
Kearney MO 64060

Interment

Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Trevisanut Family Cemetery,
5621 NW Farwest Drive,
Kingston MO

Obituary

Victor Raymond Trevisanut III, of Polo, MO, passed away on January 2, 2018, surrounded by loved ones at Liberty Hospital. He was 75 years old. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sue Trevisanut, his parents Victor Trevisanut Jr. and Irene Trevisanut of Manhattan Beach, CA., mother-in-law Katharina Luckert of Aschaffenburg, Germany, sister Leeann Finner, brothers Vaughn Trevisanut, Vernon Trevisanut, Vincent Trevisanut, and nephew Reece Trevisanut.

Survivors include: wife, Mildred Trevisanut of Polo, MO, brothers, Val Trevisanut, Rusty Trevisanut, Van Trevisanut, Rory Trevisanut, sister Janice Roque, son Victor Trevisanut IV, daughters Amy Mudd, Dawn Ireland, Ann Reinhardt, Jennifer Trevisanut, grandchildren Rianne, Victor V, Eric, Parker, Regan, Cameron, Courtney, Taylor, Jakob, Ashley, Andrew, Grace, KaytreVictoria, Jillian, Samuel, Emily, Meg, Curtis, Toby, Zoey, Alexander, Nichola, and great-grandchildren Scarlet, Silas, Kaitlyn, and Mira.

Victor Raymond Trevisanut was born September 28, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the oldest of 10 children. Vic joined the army Feb 3, 1964, and was stationed in Germany during the Viet Nam War. In 1966, while serving his country, he was introduced to his wife Hildegard Hartmann, who he gave the nickname of “Sue”. He was honorably discharged in Feb 1967 as a SPC IV with the 9th Engineers. As promised, he returned immediately to Aschaffenburg, Germany. On April 7, 1967, he married Sue. They returned to the USA and had 5 children. During this time, he had began working for the California State Parks System as a Park Ranger. He also returned to college, where he was awarded an Associate’s Degree in Agriculture. During his career, Vic spearheaded many projects, and served for years in many different capacities with 3 labor groups, donating an estimated 10,000 hours of his time for the betterment of rangers, and state and local law enforcement. He was elected President of the California Union of Safety Employees, and president of the State Park Peace Officers Assn. of California. In 1984, Vic was recognized by the largest police labor group in California as the PORAC “Man of the Year.” Vic was also active in a variety of political and legislative efforts, working with a variety of public servants up to and including the Governor of California. Vic retired from the CA State Parks System on Sept. 5, 1997, and relocated to Kingston, MO, where he raised ostriches for about 15 years. Vic was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and was sealed to Sue on Feb 8, 2001, 6 months prior to her death.

On Feb 2, 2013, Vic married his sweetheart Mildred Johnson. The couple spend Vic’s last 5 years together going to country dances, traveling and spending time with family. Vic devoted much time to genealogy and temple work. He was able to be sealed in the temple to Mildred on Oct 6, 2017.



Remembrances

  • Tue, Jan 16th, 2018 at 6:39 PM

    Vic was a friend and mentor to me in our effort to better the working conditions and pay of
    California State Park Rangers and Lifeguards. I have rarely seen a person with the work ethic,
    devotion to duty and resolve that was possessed by Vic Trevisanut. On my first trip to Sacramento
    as the Lifeguard representative, he picked me up at Sacramento Metro Field, showed me around
    and let me stay at his house. It was a long time ago, the early 80's, but I sometimes reflect on the
    incredible impact that Vic Trevisanut had on our agency and our professions - and the fact that he
    and his union peers are unsung heroes in the world of today's DPR. Unassuming and
    approachable, he was a great man who is owed our undying appreciation, whose efforts on our
    behalf have allowed us to live our lives comfortably even 30 years later. Rest in Peace, my friend,
    you were one of a kind.

    Mike Brousard

    Mike, Brousard


  • Mon, Jan 15th, 2018 at 7:27 PM

    I knew Vic during the early years of SPPOAC. We worked together as Peace Officers and on "union" issues. He had a great sense of humor and he was a man people could and would follow.

    My wife, Janet, posted a blog in Vic’s memory...here is the link: http://www.brazenprincess.com/2018/01/vic.html

    Mario and Janet Rodriguez

    Mario Rodriguez, Citrus Heights, CA


  • Sat, Jan 13th, 2018 at 6:09 PM

    It’s hard to express all the fantastic attributes and efforts made by Vic over the years, especially his
    efforts on behalf of California State Park Rangers. Vic was a champion of the underdogs, always.
    His determination was unlimited. I worked with Vic for many years as President of the State Park
    Peace Officers of California (SPPOAC), a postion he moved into after I left. We did so much
    together in those years and had many victories in pay, working conditions, legislation and rangers
    standing with other organizations like PORAC. I could go on and on, but it would tke a book to really
    tell all Vic’s story.
    RIP my friend....Mike Lynch

    Mike Lynch, Bowman, CA


  • Sat, Jan 13th, 2018 at 9:56 AM

    Dear Trevisanut Family,

    Thank you for the many years you shared Vic and Sue with the Parks family. I had a personal bond with Vic as we shared a birthday and one year we even held a joint Birthday Party. We also shared the traits of putting our children to work stuffing envelops and loving corny jokes.

    As many others have already noted, the Trevisanut legacy and contributions to the ranger profession were foundational and far beyond what could have ever been expected of anyone. I feel so grateful and blessed for Vic and Sue's friendship and am so glad he was with his loved ones as he made his transition to his Heavenly Father.Rest in Peace my Dear Friend Vic.

    LB

    Lisa Beutler, Sacramento, CA


  • Fri, Jan 12th, 2018 at 7:09 PM

    Vic was a friend, benefactor, and mentor to me. More than anyone else, he is responsible for my having had a permanent career as a park ranger. Vic was tireless in his efforts to take care of others. He had the strongest sense of fair play I have ever seen in a human being, and he was the most formidable enemy of injustice I have ever known. He was a kind and caring tough guy. A real man. He was incredibly hard-working, and had a deep sense of service to his fellow human beings we could use a lot more of right now. I will never forget his ready, toothy smile and his gravelly voice and infectious laugh.

    Jordan Fisher Smith, Nevada City, CA


  • Fri, Jan 12th, 2018 at 4:48 PM

    Thank you Vic for the uncounted days and hours you gave to help people in and out of the workplace. "That ain't right" was the lead to making it as right as could be made. Godspeed to you and Sue.

    Mike Muetz, Placerville, California


  • Fri, Jan 12th, 2018 at 4:36 PM

    Vic was a friend, benefactor, and mentor to me. More than anyone else, he is responsible for my having had a permanent career as a park ranger. Vic was tireless in his efforts to take care of others. He had the strongest sense of fair play I have ever seen in a human being, and he was the most formidable enemy of injustice I have ever known. He was a kind and caring tough guy. A real man. He was incredibly hard-working, and had a deep sense of service to his fellow human beings we could use a lot more of right now. I will never forget his ready, toothy smile and his gravelly voice and infectious laugh.

    Jordan Fisher Smith, Nevada City, CA


  • Fri, Jan 12th, 2018 at 4:10 PM

    I worked with Vic for about 10 years at Folsom Lake. Vic was a great co-worker, helpful and fair to
    everyone, because it was the right thing to do. He would always show up to help when a ranger
    would make a law enforcement contact, doing whatever was needed to assist. Sometimes an arrest
    would be made near the end of the shift at 1AM and Vic would wait at the office to make sure the
    ranger got back safely. If I ever asked for help, Vic was there. He not only fought the ranger’s battles
    at the state level for the union, but at the local level to get the rangers things like a 4/10 schedule. I
    will always be thankful to him for the things he accomplished on behalf of all of us and for his
    friendship.
    Laura Van Etten-Collins

    Laura Van Etten-Collins, Grass Valley, CA


  • Fri, Jan 12th, 2018 at 1:31 PM

    Vic had a strong sense of what is fair and was not afraid to fight on behalf of many of folks he never
    personally met. I worked with him as a Park Ranger and honor his tenacity and straight forward
    nature. Like many, my Park career was able to work with my role as a mother due to the safeguards
    against workers discrimination he worked so hard to obtain. I am forever grateful. Thank you!

    Heidi Doyle, Lake Tahoe, Ca


  • Thu, Jan 11th, 2018 at 10:32 PM

    To the loved ones of Vic,
    I just wanted you all to know how much my family has benefited from the tireless work of Vic over
    many years. My wife, daughter, son-in-law, and myself have served, or are still serving, as State
    Park Rangers in California. Because of Vic’s work we have been able to serve in our beautiful parks
    while being able to live a life with a reasonable salary and a retirement that affords us some dignity
    and peace in our later years. I hope his retirement was as worthwhile as ours is now. I understand
    he had ostriches and he lived in Missouri. Thank you Vic for all of your Union work on behalf of
    rangers. There are 4 in my family you owe you a great deal. Vaya Con Dios.

    Tom Nixon, Kelseyville, Ca.


  • Thu, Jan 11th, 2018 at 10:23 PM

    I knew Vic and Sue through our Park Rangers union. They both worked tirelessly on the behalf of all rangers making working conditions better and securing retirement and other benefits for all rangers. I appreciate all Vic did for us. He will be missed.

    Russ Guiney, Sierra Madre, California

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