BRODHEAD – Robert “Gus” Treat Ninneman, age 81, of Brodhead, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at his home.

He was born May 26, 1934, in Kansas, Mo., the son of Edward and Harriet (Treat) Ninneman.  He married Kathleen Phillips on June 5, 1975, in Madison.

Gus had worked for many years for the Ohio Medical Co. as a computer operator. Gus was a volunteer for Beachwatchers in Washington State. In California, he was active in the Democratic Party and also in efforts supporting immigration reform. He was also a dedicated volunteer for Sequoia and Riverlands Trust, a land conservation organization. He and his wife were featured in a ‘volunteer of the week article in the Visalia Times-Delta newspaper.

All his life, Gus had been an avid, and excellent golfer, and a complete weather nerd, following and comparing many sources of weather predictions for locations all over the country.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen, Brodhead; two daughters, Gale (James) Pandow, Brodhead, Diane (Kevin Steinmetz) Koletzke, Visalia, Calif.; a son, Karl (Susan) Wigdal, Belleville; a sister, Marcella Colarich, Walnut Grove, Calif.; and a grandson, Brandon Warczak, Brodhead. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Per Robert’s request, there will be no funeral service. Memorials may be made to Sequoia Riverlands Trust, 427 Garden St, Visalia, CA 93227.