THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
John (Jack) R. Beattie
John (Jack) R. Beattie, 76, died Monday Sept. 2nd after a four year battle with sarcoma cancer.
Born April 13, 1937 in Amberg to Frank and Mabel (Duenn) Beattie, he attended Amberg School and lived the majority there except from 1960 to 1962 when he was drafted in the United States Army and served in West Germany guarding the Berlin Wall. While in the Army he earned several accommodations including being the top of his class in marksmanship and sharpshooting. After his discharge, he resumed his career in logging for the last 25 years of his career driving logging trucks for Carl Schroeder Jr. Co.
He had many interests, enjoyed stock car racing, being in the pits and watching his favorite NASCAR racer Dale Earnhardt win many races. His favorite hobby was deer hunting, taking down many trophy bucks with his shooting skills. He enjoyed watching his two grandsons experience their first seasons hunting, enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and step grand-children. He also enjoyed doing special things with his granddaughter Ella who he called 'the little queen'. Jack was a wonderful Father, Grandfather and friend and will be dearly missed.
He is survived by a daughter, Carolei (Paul) Fontecchio of Green Bay; three grandchildren; a step daughter, Trina Hoskins; three step grandchildren; four sisters, Jean Ylvisaker, Karen Mathias, Dorothy Whitaker and Debra Edwards and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Francis Bud Beattie and Robert Beattie; five sisters, Marilyn Midtbo, Mary Jane Axcell, Joan Mattison, Sandra Carter and Marian Espy and a special friend, Paula Hoskins Anderson.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. until the time of the service at noon on Friday Sept 6 at Messar-Roubal Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Amberg Cemetery with full military honors. Messar-Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy the family is asking for contributions to go towards The Jack Beattie Memorial Fund which is set up at any Bank North location to honor Jack's memory. Scholarship funds will be set up for hunter safety courses, and donations will also be made to the local shooting range, and other funds will be used to honor his memory.