David Havre “Trey” Raihle, III, 22, of Bloomer, town of Cleveland, died on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at
Trey was born July 6, 1999, in Chippewa Falls to David and Donna (Julius) Raihle, Jr. He graduated
from Chippewa Falls Senior High School in 2017. Trey was very active in Boy Scouts of America and
continued his involvement into his young adulthood as a mentor and Assistant Scoutmaster. After high
school, Trey single handedly built Raihle Construction company from the ground up, into which he put
100% of his passion, sweat and tears. It was his – and our - pride and joy. Trey, at the young age of 22,
had just completed his “barn-dominium” home that he built with precision and love.
More than anyone else, Trey valued hard (and dirty) work. Trey was loyal, intuitive, creative,
charming, handsome, disciplined, and had a passion for adventure that was unmatched. Trey cherished
his high adventure trips, which included 100-mile backpacking trips, Sea Base, elk hunting in the
mountains of Colorado, and duck hunting on the Texas coast. Trey also loved ATVing, spending weeks at
the “Homestead” cabin near Bemidji, Minnesota, and being present – in the moment - with his family
To all who had the privilege of knowing Trey, we know that he was larger than life and
accomplished more in his 22 years life than most do in decades. Trey owned and managed his own
construction company, nurtured and loved his two crazy, adopted stray dogs (Ruger and Colt), fiercely
loved his circle of family and friends, and brought laughter, joy, and a sense of fullness to everyone he
touched. He was the light of our lives. He will forever be remembered as our “Little Man”.
Trey is survived by his father, David H. (Rita) Raihle, Jr. of Bloomer; his mother, Donna Jo (Joe)
Hjelmstad of Ankeny, Iowa; one sister, Alexis Raihle of Eau Claire; his paternal grandparents, Sharon
Raihle of Chippewa Falls and Roy Anderson of Fall Creek. Trey is further survived by his paternal aunts
and uncles (Paula and Glenn Pederson and their children, Hannah and Joshua; Christine and Thomas
Richards and their children, James and William; Richard Raihle; Roy and Jennifer Anderson and their
children, Roy, Jr., Peter, Jacob, and Willa; Carl and Wendy Anderson and their child, Josephine), and
maternal aunt Erin Julius and her children Andrew and Sean.
Trey was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, David H. Raihle, Sr., Marianne Anderson,
and maternal grandparents, Don and Joan Julius, all of which with whom he shared a special bond.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 15 at Central Lutheran Church in
Chippewa Falls. Pastor Ken Schmidt of Stanley will be officiating. Inurnment will be in Forest Hill
Cemetery in Chippewa Falls at a later date. Per his wishes, Trey will be interred beside his grandfather,
Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14 at the Horan Funeral Home in
Chippewa Falls and one hour before the time of services at the church on Wednesday.
To honor Trey’s memory, in lieu of flowers, the family requests the following: (1) that memorials
be made to a fund that will be established in Trey’s name at the Community Foundation of Chippewa
County. The fund will be utilized to assist young, brilliant individuals – like Trey – who struggle with
mental health issues; and (2) to be ever mindful that life is fleeting, humans are fragile, and to give grace
everywhere and to everyone.
Donations to the Trey Raihle Memorial Fund may be sent to The Community Foundation of Chippewa County, PO Box 153 Chippewa Falls, WI. 54729 or dedicated online at www.yourlegacyforever.org/donations
AFTER SERVICE NOTICE:
Funeral services for David H. “Trey” Raihle, III were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, at Central Lutheran Church in Chippewa Falls.
Pastor Ken Schmidt of Stanley officiated at the funeral service and at the prayers of inurnment in Forest Hill Cemetery in Chippewa Falls.
Music during the service was provided by Judy Leis and Pam Moran. Readings were given by Joe Hjelmstad and Rick Raihle. Eulogies were given by David H. Raihle, Jr., Rita Raihle, Donna Jo Hjelmstad, and Lexi Raihle.
Casket bearers were Scott Koenig, Josh Pederson, Billy and Jimmy Richards, Jake Schneider and Doug Willetts.
Community Foundation of Chippewa County
404 1/2 N Bridge Street, PO Box 153, Chippewa Falls WI 54729