THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
W. Peter Gomber
Issue Date: February 6, 2020
W. Peter Gomber, 97, of Gillett, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020.
Born Dec. 26, 1922 in Gillett, to the late Harry and Agnes (Bogsted) Gomber, He married Patricia Kosnar on Nov. 25, 1954 in Green Bay. He worked at Scott Paper Company for 33 years.
One of the founders of Oconto County Handicapped Associations and NEW View Industries, he also was a Superintendent of Penny Pile Park. He enjoyed playing cards, hunting, fishing and being outside, but especially loved working in his garden and watching the birds. A loving husband, father and grandfather, he loved time with family and will be missed by his best friend and pal, Jug Zeitler.
He is survived by six children, Harry (special friend, Gail) Gomber, Susan (Norman) Peterson, Tony (special friend, Sue) Gomber and Jane Keshemberg, all of Gillett, Barb (special friend, Ray) Christensen of Kellnersville and Dawn Wellnitz of Oconto Falls; a brother-in-law, Arnie Johnson; a sister-in-law, Nancy (Jim) Bergman; 11 grandchildren;15 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia; two sisters, Betty (Clarance) Ankerson and Joyce Johnson; two sisters-in-law, Katie (Mel) Duggan and Rosemarie (Maury) Peot; a daughter-in-law, Maria Gomber and two sons-in-law, Keith Keshemberg and Myles Wellnitz.
Visitation will be held at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring on Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday, Feb. 6 at St. John Catholic Church in Gillett from 9 a.m. until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. with Fr. Robert NiNi officiating. Interment will be in Wanderers Rest Cemetery.