John “Jack” Filbrandt

 John Carl “Jack” Filbrandt, age 69 of Antigo, died Monday June 22, 2020 at UW Hospital in Madison. Jack was most loved and will be deeply missed by his wife, children, grandchildren, and close family.

Jack was born on Aug. 21, 1950 in Antigo, to the late John and Marilouise (Walk) Filbrandt.

Jack was a 1968 graduate of Antigo High School.  Following graduation, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point before enrolling in the plumber apprenticeship and journeyman programs to become a Master Plumber.

On June 10, 1972, he was united in marriage to Rosemary Alice Tomcek in Antigo at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She survives.

Jack worked alongside his father for over 20 years before becoming the owner of John Filbrandt Plumbing and Heating, the third generation to oversee and operate the business.

He was an active member of SS Mary and Hyacinth’s Catholic Church in Antigo.

Jack was a member of the Elks Club, Knights of Columbus, Optimist Club, Ducks Unlimited, and Bass Lake Country Club. Jack was an avid bowler and an amazing golfer. He enjoyed time fishing and hunting, birdwatching, and gardening.  He was also an enthusiastic Packer and Brewer fan.  

By far his greatest love was his wife and family.  He cherished spending time at the lake and around the pool with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Jessica Filbrandt (John Hunter), Carissa (Michael) Childs of Rochester N.Y., Angela (Dan) Sheldon of Antigo; and son, Ryan (RyAnn) Filbrandt of Antigo. 

Survivors also include seven grandchildren, Kate (Seth) Washatko, Josie Draeger, Caden and Layne Sheldon, Lucas and Liviarose Childs, and Luella Filbrandt; three great-grandchildren Jude Hoffman, Blu, and Poppy Washatko; a brother, Michael (Patricia) Filbrandt of Madison; a sister, Jeanne (Made) Sutama of Kailua Kona, Hawaii; and his niece and nephews, Sean, Johna, and Jack. 

He is also survived by his best pal, Sadie Rose.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 27, at noon at SS. Mary and Hyacinth’s Catholic Church in Antigo. Father Matt Simonar will officiate. 

Visitation will be 9 a.m. until noon at the church. 

Strasser-Roller Funeral Home is assisting the family.  

In lieu of flowers, a memorial in Jack’s name has been established.