Memorial services for Estrella Jane Treude, 88, will be 11:00 am Saturday, July 8, 2023 at First Congregational Church in Dickinson. Pastor Janel Kolar will officiate. Burial will follow at Peace Cemetery in New Salem.
Estrella passed away Monday, October 17, 2022 at CHI St. Alexius, Dickinson.
Estrella Jane Treude was born in New Salem, ND on January 2, 1934, the daughter of Charles and Erna (Schwinkendorf) Kaelberer. After graduating from New Salem High School, Estrella attended Valley City Teachers College and obtained a two year teaching certificate/degree. She taught in one room school houses as well as in Glen Ullin, North Dakota and Terry, Montana. Estrella married Lowell Treude on August 18, 1956 in New Salem. After Lowell’s passing in 1967, Estrella attended Dickinson State College and obtained her BS in Elementary Education in 1969. She then began her teaching career at Jefferson Elementary in Dickinson where she taught fourth grade until she retired in the early 1990’s. Through the years, Estrella was active in teaching organizations, including Delta Kappa Gamma and Retired Teachers. She enjoyed volunteering at the Used Book Store, Food Pantry and Hospital Auxiliary. Estrella was a member of the First Congregational UCC in Dickinson for over 50 years.
Estrella is survived by her children, Vaughn Treude of Glendale, AZ, Carma Mitchell of Des Moines, IA, Cheri Treude of Phoenix, AZ; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; sister, Lorelei Goebel of Enid, OK.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles (1946) and Erna (1992) Kaelberer; husband, Lowell (1967); brothers, Elmer Kaelberer (1980), Fredrick Kaelberer (2019); sister, Evelyn Dietz (2019).