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.Anthony Louis "Tony" Mercier. 

Collected and contributed by:  Bill Fonferek

.January 13, 2013
 .Green Bay Press-Gazette
Anthony "Tony" Louis Mercier, 102, of Oconto, passed away Friday, January
11, 2013 at Bellin Oconto Hospital. Tony was born July 22, 1910 in Oconto,
to the late Phillip and Ethel (Lafortune) Mercier. He married Frances
"Fanny" Helmer on April 25, 1932. She preceded him in death on April 17,
1958. Tony married Edna Thompson on July 10, 1959. She preceded him in death
in March of 2001. Tony worked for the Holt Lumber Co. in the mill, and
worked his way up to accountant. When Mr. Holt retired, Tony moved to the
Holt Hi-Lab and was there until he retired at the age of 62. After
retirement, Tony worked as a tax accountant for many years until fully
retiring at the age of 85. Tony was a lifetime member of the Oconto Gun Club
and one of its founding members. He was also a lifetime member of the Oconto
Yacht Club and member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oconto. He loved
fishing, hunting, playing cards and trap shooting. Tony won many trophies
trap shooting.

Anthony is survived by three daughters, Yvonne (Larry) Teveens, Mich.;
Sandra (Jim) Aerts, Oconto; Patty (Lindy) Leonard, Oconto; 13 grandchildren,
23 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and a very special
friend, Del. He was preceded in death by twin daughters, Gloria (Gene)
Grygiel and Agnes Mercier.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home,
Oconto, from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2013 with prayer services by
Deacon Walter Kaszynski at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday,
January 16 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oconto. Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with
the Rev. Joel Sember officiating. Burial will be at the Oconto Catholic
Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at

A special thank you to the staff at Woodlands of Oconto, Bellin Oconto
Hospital, Unity Hospice and Dr. Charles Heyka.