Anthony “Jack” Essex, 71, Wausau, a town of Bevent native, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at his home, as a result of a heart attack.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Wausau, with the Rev. William Grevatch officiating. Burial will be in St. Ladislaus Cemetery in Bevent.
Visitation will be at the church from 2 p.m. Thursday until the Mass.
Memorials should be given to St. Michael Catholic Church of Wausau or St. Ladislaus Catholic Church of Bevent.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home of Wausau assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.petersonkraemer.com.
Mr. Essex was born June 29, 1940, in the town of Bevent, a son of the late John M. and Helen (Inda) Essex. He graduated from Rosholt High School in 1958 and North Central Technical School in 1961 with a degree in accounting.
He had a career as an accountant and insurance agent before retiring early due to health issues.
He was married to Mary Rozmenoski on Sept. 3, 1960, in Bevent.
He was a member of Elks Lodge 248 and St. Michael Catholic Church. He volunteered at the Grand Theatre.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Gregory (Sara Froelich); two daughters, Laurie (Paul) Buss, Menomonee Falls, and Sara (Betsy Mulcahy) Essex, DeForest; one brother, Gerald (Christine), St. Francis; one sister, Phyllis (Norbert) Felhofer, Marshfield; his mother-in-law, Mayme Rozmenoski; and two grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Heinen and Joan Braatz; and one brother, James.