THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Joseph W. McMahon
Issue Date: March 12, 2014
Joseph William McMahon, 94, passed away March 8 at Rennes Health Center- West.
Born Dec. 11, 1919, son of the late Byron and Gertrude (Bruso) McMahon, he married the former Phyllis F. Stujenski July 11, 1942. She preceded him in death March 16, 2003. He then married Alice Guenther Sept. 27, 2003.
He sang on the radio with his grandpa and uncle in his younger years and always had a story to tell. He was employed at the Shipyard in Sturgeon Bay, Marathon Paper, owned & operated McMahons Bar, owned a sawmill, farmed and worked in the woods all his life.
He is survived by his wife, Alice; his children, Ron (Jean), Joseph (Judy), Mary (Billy Olson) Everard, Gary, Fae (Paul) Olson, Karen (Vern Gisenas) Jarman and John (Pam); step-children, Donna Reif, Avis (Paul) Poyhonen and George Guenther; 18 grandchildren 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Lesandrini and a brother-in-law, Robert Presl.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Phyllis; a son, Dennis McMahon; brothers and sisters, Evalina Bittorf, Rosalina Kamine, Edward McMahon, Dorothy Wood, Bernice Malvitz, Willard McMahon, Margaret Presl and Lulu Bell and Bryon McMahon, twins that died at birth.
A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, March 13 at Berth and Rosenthal Funeral Home from 3 p.m. until time of services at 6 p.m. Deacon Chuck Schumacher will officiate with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Peshtigo.