Wesley Fermanich, of Antigo, died Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at his home. He was 78 years old. He was born on January 30, 1937 in Mattoon, a son of the late Gerald and Ethel (Stone) Fermanich.
He graduated from Mattoon High School in 1957.
Mr. Fermanich proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1956 to 1958 as a radio operator.
He was a dairy farmer in Mattoon and worked in the logging and sawmill industry.
His hobbies included hunting, fishing and sports.
Survivors include two sons, Rick (Sandy) Fermanich and Randy (Stacy) Fermanich both of Antigo; three daughters, Debbie Fermanich of Mattoon, Patti Bartz of Schofield and Chris (Bob) Nimz of Rib Mountain; five grandchildren, Kara Bartz, Molly, Natasha, Xavier and Callista Fermanich; eight sisters, Donna (Peter) Steckbauer of Harshaw, Katherine Fermanich of West Allis, Mary (Thomas) Lombardo of Sheboygan, Elizabeth Stephanie of Plymouth, Theresa Strassburg of Appleton, Karen Fermanich of Plymouth, Geraldine Fermanich of Sheboygan and Carol (Rick) Mattmiller of Birmanwood; five brothers, James (Judy) Fermanich of Mattoon, Don (Katherine) Fermanich of Antigo, Bob Fermanich of Richland, WA, Joseph (Kathy) Fermanich of Antigo and John (Debbie) Fermanich of Wisconsin Dells; and his ex-wife, Jeanne Fermanich of Mattoon.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law Royce Stephanie.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Bradley Funeral Home with Reverend David Schmidt officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Antigo veterans will conduct military honors at the funeral home following the service.