Norbert T. Myszka, 78, Edgar, died Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
He was born May 24, 1940, in Athens, son of the late Joe and Erma (Soucek) Myszka. He graduated from Athens High School in 1958. Norbert joined the military in 1958, serving 3-1/2 years where he spent 3 years in Germany guarding the Berlin Wall. He then moved to Kenosha with many of his friends working at American Motors until their closing.
In 1964 he married Jane Marie Nowack, daughter of the late Art and Irene Nowack of Stratford. He was blessed with three sons, Mike (Sarah) Myszka, Wausau, Keith (Michele) Myszka, Kronenwetter and Jeffrey Myszka, Edgar; one grandson, Tim Myszka, Colo.; one great-grandson, Gabriel Myszka, Colo.; one step-grandson, Josh Brenden, Wausau; and two step-great-granddaughters, Wausau.
Norb retired from Green Bay Packaging in Wausau where he enjoyed many years of driving semi. He loved spending time at his camper near Tomahawk, fishing and sitting around the campfire telling stories with his special friend Bill. He always enjoyed deer hunting with his two nephews and their children. Norb also enjoyed watching the Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers, and listening to the Sunday morning Polka music.
He is survived by brothers: Benedict (Carmen) Myszka, Edgar, and Donald (Bonnie) Myszka, Athens; sisters: Priscilla Stenzel, Athens, Janice Barr, Milwaukee, Joleen (Marvin) Dassow, Medford, Sharon (Ronald) Dassow, Medford, Debbie (Kirk) Cwikla, Medford, and Monelle (Larry) Johnson, Medford; brothers- and sisters-in-law: James Nowack, Marathon, Richard (Bernell) Nowack, Wausau, Mark (Karen) Nowack, Marshfield, Nancy Schoenfuss, Stratford, Mary Myszka, Athens, and Melinda Myszka, Waupaca; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Erma Myszka; sister- and brother-in-law, Dennis and Pat Mroczenski; brothers: DuWayne and Dale Myszka; father- and mother-in-law, Art and Irene Nowack; three brothers-in-law; one sister-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at noon, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at St. John Catholic Church, Edgar. The Rev. Thomas Huff preside. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date. Friends called on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service, all at the church.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Edgar, was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com.
The family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Thomas Stoffel and the nurses and caretakers at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.