Donald D. Treppa
Donald D. Treppa - Born May 23, 1933 and passed on June 27, 2020 – He was the oldest member of Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake.
Donald was born in Napa California and was raised in Upper Lake and San Francisco. Donald was a Korean War Veteran who served from 1953 to 1955. On his return home from the war he referred to his service as “Just returned from hell 53-54-55”.
He was a great deer hunter, master of a John Deere backhoe, and rode a Gold Wing motorcycle 87,000 miles across the USA. He was a licensed excavation contractor, who worked in Lake and Sonoma Counties and the Mendocino National Forest.
Donald is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patti (Schellinger) Treppa; his daughters, Kathleen Treppa, and Marchelle Treppa; and his granddaughter, McKenzie Boyle.
Private Interment will be at Hartley Cemetery in Veteran’s Circle. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to the Lake Pomo Native Family Statue. Make checks payable to “Friends of Lake County Museum” located at 256 North Main Street, Lakeport, CA 95453.