Joseph Menting, of Antigo, died Monday, February 19, 2018 the home of his daughter in Kaukauna after a brief battle with cancer. He was 62 years old. He was born on March 14, 1955, in Antigo, a son of the late Roman Menting and Eileen (Schisel) Menting of Phlox.
He attended St. Joseph parochial school in Phlox and Antigo High School.
He worked alongside his father at George Baumgardt Plumbing and Heating in Wausau for over 20 years. He started his own business, Joe Menting Plumbing and Heating of Antigo. A business he owned and operated until his death.
Joe had a passion for playing softball and developed many close friendships in the past 45 years playing in area leagues. He was a sports fanatic who followed the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks, College sports, and played Fantasy football.
In his free time he enjoyed watching movies and reading.
Survivors including his mother are three daughters, Jennifer (Jeremy) Schmitt, Kaukauna, Alexis Menting and friend Daniel, Wausau, Hannah Menting and friend Sean, Madison; a son, Jason (Stefanie) Menting, Tulsa, Oklahoma; two granddaughters Emma and Lily; two sisters, Karen (Andy) Duff, Antigo, Julie (fiancee Rich) Donahue, Villa Hills, KY; a brother, Duane (Maridel Barr) Menting, Larkspur, California; also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a brother, Carl.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, February 26, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at St John Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Hoffmann officiating.
Visitation will be 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Bradley Funeral Home and 9 to 10 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
A parish wake service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday also at the funeral home.