Norman Dessart

Dec. 9, 1930 - Dec. 9, 2011

Norman Dessart of Antigo died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at his home at the age of 81. He was born Dec. 9, 1930, in Milwaukee, a son of Norman and Ann (Masnica) Dessart.

He married Kathleen Gaffney on Dec. 29, 1951, in Milwaukee. She survives him.

He enjoyed caring for his yard and gardens and hunting.

In addition to his wife, survivors include eight children, Greg (Chris Komppa) Dessart, Harold (Zoe Nelson) Dessart, Crystal (Lenny) Bartz, Charles (Stacy Love) Dessart, Kathleen (Tim) Kieper, Norman J. Dessart, Kelly (Bruce) Massick and David Dessart; 27 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. memorial service Friday, Dec. 16, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha.

Bradley Funeral Home in Antigo, 715-623-3787, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at