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Anthony Charles Svetlik

December 22, 1914 — July 17, 2011

Tony Svetlik, age 96, of Neillsville, WI died Sunday, July 17, 2011 at the Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville, WI.Anthony Charles Svetlik was born on December 22, 1914 in Cadott, WI the son of Frank and Mary (Sedlacek) Svetlik. He attended St. Joseph's Parochial School in Cadott and graduated from Cadott High School. Tony enlisted into the Army Air Corps on July 22, 1941 and served in World War II as a Staff Sergeant and Flight Engineer on the B-29. On November 10, 1945 he was united in marriage to Ann blumenthaler at the Topeka Army Air Base. He was honorably discharged on December 3, 1945. Tony and Ann then moved to Neillsville, where he worked as a mechanic, body repair man and later in his career as a salesman, for the Svetlik Ford Motor Co. He retired in 1978.Tony was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville. He was a member of the Haugen-Richmond American Legion Post #73 in Neillsville and the Neillsville area AARP Chapter #4316.He is survived by his wife, Ann M. Svetlik, five children, Kathleen (George) Lewis of Roseburg, OR, Barbara (Thomas) Dornbach of Pacific Grove, CA, Ronald Svetlik of Paicines, CA, Toni (Rick) Sturtz of Neillsville, WI and Victoria (Daniel) Busby of Stillwater, MN, six grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, one sister, Carolyne Lohr of East Troy, WI and a brother, Thomas (Patricia) Svetlik of Gillette, WY.He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Victor, Frank and Charles Svetlik and four sisters, Lilian Marx, Martha Yakish, Maryan Kehr and Sister Ruth Svetlik..A Memorial Service for Tony will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 20, 2011 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville. The Celebrant will be Fr. Varkey V. Joseph. Music will be provided by Ronald Resong, organist and St. Mary's Choir. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery with military honors accorded by the Neillsville Veteran's Council. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 20, 2011 at St. Mary's Catholic Church.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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