THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Jerome Jerry Wontor, 64, of Amberg, passed away peacefully in his sleep July 3.
Born July 17, 1949 in Hammond, Ind., to John and Jeannette (Mikolajczyk) Wontor, he graduated from High School in June 1968 and then entered the army in 1969. He served in Vietnam and received the Army Commendation Metal, Air Medal, two Bronze Stars, Purple Heart and Combat Infantry Mans Badge. He also served 7 months in Alaska where he was a training leader. The family moved to Amberg over 40 years ago, where they farmed.
He was a kind and gentle man and enjoyed hunting, fishing and working in the woods. He will be remembered for making homemade pizza and Thanksgiving Day dinners and will be missed by all.
Survivors include a brother, John Sonny Wontor, of Amberg; aunts; uncles and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; uncles; aunts and many cousins.
Family and friends called on Wednesday, July 9 from 9:30 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Messar Roubal Funeral Home in Wausaukee. Burial was in the Amberg Cemetery with full military honors provided by Amberg American Legion Post #428.
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