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February 25, 2020

9/19/2017 7:28:00 AM
Werner Andrashko

Werner Andraschko, of Antigo, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 at The Bay at Eastview in Antigo. He was 97 years old. He was born on July 7, 1920 in Aniwa, a son of Charlie and Mary (Heinsler) Andraschko. He married Regina "Chicken" Spychalla on May 20, 1944 at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church in Antigo. She preceded him in death on June 4, 1993.

He was raised in Aniwa and moved to Antigo in 1940. For 44 years Werner was employed at the Vulcan Corporation in Antigo retiring as foreman and superintendent in 1985.

He was an avid camper and fisherman, enjoyed working in the garden, canning, dancing, shooting pool and dart ball.

Werner was a member of St. Mary and Hyacinth Catholic Church and the Msgr. Conrad Saile Knights of Colombus Council 1002, Antigo.

Survivors include a son, Warren Steve (Mary Sue) Andraschko, Duluth, Minnesota; a daughter, Connie Solin and special friend Tom Taggart, Antigo; seven grandchildren James (Lynda) Solin, Rachael Kalistiu, Stephenie Smith, Kristin (Duane) Fogard, Karen (Adam) Rockwell, Karl (Stephanie) Andraschko, Kathryn (Eric) Anderson; eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Regina Jason, and Rita Seis; a brother, Alvin Andraschko; and two longtime companions Charlotte Olsen and Tess King.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at SS Mary & Hyacinth Catholic Church. Burial will take place in Queen of Peace Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Bradley Funeral Home, Antigo and 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

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