THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: July 12, 2018
Lois Wartick, of Tipler, passed away.
Born June 1, 1923 to Glenn and Ruth Ozburn in Tipler, sh spent her youth in Cedarville and Amberg. Upon the death of her mother she was taken in by Cecil and Ruth Dooley and attended Amberg Public School until graduating in May of 1942.
On July 5, 1942, she married Virgil Wartick of Wausaukee at the Wausaukee Christian Church. During World War II, they performed important work of growing food for the country, settling on their own farm in Amberg where they lived for 44 years, attending and raising their family in the Church of Christ in Amberg.
Her love of flowers was well known and friends and neighbors contributed many starts of lilacs, roses, mock orange and peonies. Her garden supported her husband's honeybees and provided honey for area homes and restaurants.
In her farming years, they raised five children and she was leader of the local 4-H club for 16 years and President of the Amberg PTA for two years.
When her children left home, she worked as a CNA at the McBane Nursing Home for seven years and later cared for elderly in their own homes in Amberg and Wausaukee.
Never afraid to learn new skills, she learned to type while employed to write articles for the Amberg News, Peshtigo Times and the Iron Mountain News, and to drive a car at the age of 43. She was an avid quilter and enjoyed knitting and crocheting.
She is survived by five children, Ken, Ruth, Richard, Artie and Mary; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.