Obit: Gantner, Joseph A. (1921 - 2001)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Frieders, Gantner, Guralski, Hunger, Johnsen, Painter, Parr, Rausch, Schueller, Thies, Witucki

----Source: The Peterson-Kraemer Funeral Home (Wausau East/West, Athens, Edgar, Marathon WI) 11/17/2001

Gantner, Joseph A. (5 DEC 1921 - 12 NOV 2001)

Peterson Kraemer Funeral Home

Joseph A. Gantner, 79, Merrill, died Monday November 12, 2001 under the care of Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Community Health Care Wausau Hospital.

He was born December 5, 1921, in the Town of Rietbrock, son of the late Robert and Dorothy (Schueller) Gantner. On November 6, 1945, he married Joan Murkowski at Holy Family Catholic Church, Town of Rietbrock. She survives.

Joseph worked in the CCC Camps. He was employed for over thirty years at Lincoln Hills Correctional Institute as a carpenter. Joe was a true craftsman in his trade and worked on many churches and buildings in the area. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, traveling and making maple syrup.

Survivors besides his wife Joan, Merrill; include a daughter, Darla (Steve) Thies, South Bend, Ind.; two grandchildren, Christopher Joseph Hunger, Elkhart, Ind., Julie (John) Painter, Toledo, Ohio; two great grandchildren, Christine Grace Painter and Logan Alexander Painter both of Toledo, Ohio; three brothers, Lawrence (Vera) Gantner, Wausau, Wilfred (Joyce) Gantner, Westfield, Claude (Lala) Gantner, Athens; five sisters, Germaine (Harvey) Guralski, Menasha, Caroline Witucki, Athens, Lucille Rausch, Athens, Mary Jane (James) Frieders, Wausau, and Frances (Darrel) Johnsen, Wausau.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Alphonse Gantner.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 a.m., Thursday November 15, 2001, at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Wausau. Rev. John Parr will preside. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park.



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