PLATTEVILLE - Peter Joseph Treige died at his home on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. He was born on Nov. 9, 1949, in Toronto, Canada to Elizabeth "Betty" M. Treige and Joseph A. Treige.

Peter owned Cass Tool Company in Cassville, Wis. for nine years and then moved the business to Platteville, renaming it Mil-3 Precision Machining. During the time he owned the business (1980-2002), it grew from a one-man operation to more than 30 employees. Most recently, Peter worked at Sielaff Corporation in Mineral Point.

Peter was an innovative manufacturing engineer, receiving three patents for his inventions. He was intellectually curious and never said "no" to an adventure; in fact, he was often the instigator. If you threw something away, Peter would offer to take it because he might have a use for it someday. He was unfailingly, unconditionally generous with his time, love and enthusiasms. And, just when you thought you had him figured out, he would surprise you (and himself) with a completely new direction. Peter always had our back and he was never boring. For that and everything else he shared with us, we'll miss him dearly.

Peter is survived by his wife, Deborah A. Fliegel; his children, Heather Burt, Holly Treige, Phyllis Treige and Emil Treige; and his grandchildren, Alex, MacKenzie, Tyler, Paisley and Armstead.

All are welcome to attend a celebration of his life on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 1860 Stumptown Road in Platteville. Memorials may be made in Peter's name to the NPR Foundation, Dept. 6054, Washington, D.C. 20042-6054.

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