THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Gyneth I. Gatzke
Gyneth Irene (Case) Gatzke, 100, of Oconto passed away peacefully on Dec. 8, 2012.
Born to the late Walter and Neva (Sells)) Case at the family homestead near Waterloo, Ia. on June 26, 1912, the family relocated to a homestead at McAllister when she was about seven years old and she grew up on a dairy farm with her four sisters and one brother.
She operated several small restaurants in Racine before moving to Iron River with her husband, Edward Gatzke. While living there they operated a trout farm called Troutdale for several years. After his death, she moved to Oconto and resided there for several more years.
She is survived by a daughter, Marlyn Garant of Corpus Christi, Tex.; a son, Donald Garant of Racine; two sisters, June Snyder of McAllister and Lucille Snyder of Athelstane.
Friends may call at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Oconto from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8. Her daughter, Marlyn Garant will officiate and June Snyder will play the organ. Interment will follow at the McAllister Lutheran Cemetery.