THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
John W. Nemetz
Issue Date: May 4, 2011
John W. Bill Nemetz, 85, of Menominee passed away Thursday, April 28 at Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette.
Born Feb. 23, 1926 in Menominee to John Martin Nemetz and Catherine (Sladky) Nemetz, he spent most of his life in Menominee and was a 1944 graduate of Menominee High School.
He entered the United States Navy upon graduation and served in the remaining years of World War II. He returned to Menominee after military service and married the former Beatrice Paris at Sacred Heart Church in Marinette on April 3, 1948. He first worked at the former Thompson Bakery and was later employed by The Ansul Co. until his retirement. He maintained a keen interest in sports, enjoyed playing golf and was an avid Green Bay Packer fan.
He is survived by his wife, Beatrice; two children, John J. (Mary) Nemetz of Lake Gogebic, Mi. and Judy (Rick) Wachal of De Pere and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Jeffrey Michael; a brother, Joseph (Sylvia) Pivonka and a sister, Anna (Hector) Breault.
Friends called at Holy Spirit Church, Menominee, after 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 2, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Fr. Michael Chenier officiated and burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Menominee, with military honors. Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home served the family.