THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Gyneth Irene (Case) Gatzke, age 100 of Oconto, passed away on Dec. 8, 2012. She was 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 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 where she lived for several years.
Survivors include a daughter, Marlyn Garant, Corpus Christi, TX; one son, Donald Garant, Racine; two sisters, June Snyder, McAllister and Lucille Snyder, Athelstane.
Friends called at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Oconto from 9-11 AM Wednesday, May 8 with funeral service at 11 AM. A daughter, Marlyn Garant officiated and another daughter, June Snyder played organ. Interment followed at the McAllister Lutheran Cemetery.