John A Govek, of Wausau, died Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was 69 years old. He was born on June 13, 1949, in Milwaukee, a son of Frank and Margaret (Johnson) Govek. He married Jane Selner on May 12, 1973, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Antigo. She preceded him in death on November 27, 2010.
He graduated from Greenwood High School in 1967 and from the University of Wisconsin River Falls in 1971.
Mr. Govek was employed at the Farmers Home Administration prior to owning and operating a dairy farm in the town of Hewitt, Marathon County.
He served as deputy zoning administrator and town chairman for the town of Hewitt. As a devoted father and family man he coached his sons in little league and junior league baseball in Wausau. He enjoyed playing softball, hunting, fishing and had a love for animals.
He was a member of the Wisconsin National Guard for six years and a longtime member of St. John Catholic Church in Antigo.
Survivors include three sons, Ryan Govek, Wausau, John Govek, Clinton, Iowa, Robert Govek, Eagle River; a grandson, John “JR” Govek; a sister, Mary (Dave) Weyton, Pensacola, Florida; a brother, William Govek, Willard.
In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Govek; and a brother, Frank Govek, Jr.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 13, 2018, at 10:30 AM at St. John Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Hoffmann officiating. Burial will take place in Queen of Peace Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Bradley Funeral Home and 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. A parish wake service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday also at the funeral home.