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Terrence Allen Treutel, 74

| August 19, 2020 1:00 AM

Terrence Allen Treutel, 74, a resident of St. Maries, Idaho, passed away at his home on Aug. 11, 2020. He was born to Hans and Elizabeth Treutel, in Burlington, Vt., on June 25, 1946.

Following high school, Terry enlisted in the United States Air Force Pararescue. He served for seven years, including two tours in Vietnam, before he was honorably discharged. He married Peggy Bowland on March 26, 1994.

Terry became a master knife-maker and creator of TAT Custom Knives. In 2003, Terry and Peggy moved to St. Maries and retired.

Terry is survived by his wife, Peggy, and his children, Christy Treutel of Montana, Eric (Heather) Treutel of Idaho, Jeff Bowland of Montana and Toby Bowland of Missouri. He was also blessed with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister.

A private gathering will be held at a later date to celebrate his life. Please visit his online memorial at