Glenroy H. ‘Tony’ Tietyen

Glenroy H. (Tony) Tietyen, 93, formerly of Gillett, passed away Wednesday morning, February 2, 2022 at Care Partners Assisted Living in Weston. Tony was born on April 9, 1928 in Milwaukee, son of the late Emil and Freida (Buettner) Tietyen.

He was a graduate of Gillett High School with the class of 1946. Tony served in US Army reserves until his Honorable Discharge in 1963. On October 21, 1950 he married Agatha Mae (Gaye) Ruege at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Gillett. She preceded him in death on February 13, 2018. Together they celebrated 68 years of marriage. Tony held many positions during his working career. Following high school, he farmed with his brother in Gillett before becoming a Milwaukee Police Officer alongside three of his brothers; he then was employed by his brother-in-law in construction at Wood Tech, Inc. After an injury on the job, Tony was employed as a custodian and bus driver with Gillett Elementary School as well as a municipal judge in the city of Gillett before his retirement. Tony loved music. He taught himself how to play accordion and piano and could play a number of songs just by hearing them.

Tony is survived by two children, Jill (Joe) Tranetzke, Wausau and Jan (special friend: Roxy, Baldwin, WI) Tietyen, Amery; five grandchildren, Tony (Jennifer), Erik (Emily), Jeremy, Jared and Tyler (Rachel); three great-grandchildren, Keyanna, Charlotte, Merrick; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his wife Gaye Tietyen; one son, Gary Tietyen; daughter-in-law, Jane Tietyen; parents, Emil and Freida Tietyen; five brothers and sisters-in-law; four sisters and brothers-in-law; two brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law.

Visitation for Tony will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 11, 2022 at St. Johns Lutheran Church, 101 W Main St, Gillett. Officiating at the service will be Rev. Chris Byars. Full military honors will be accorded at the church following services. Tony will be laid to rest at Wanderers Rest Cemetery, Gillett.

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The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Care Partners in Weston, Lakeland Care and Moments Hospice.

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