Agatha M. Tietyen

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Agatha Mae “Gaye” Tietyen, 84, formerly of Gillett and resident of Atrium Post Acute Care, Oconto Falls, since 2014, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.

Gaye was born in Gillett on Feb. 14, 1933, a daughter of the late Arthur and Lydia (Kasten) Ruege. She attended Gillett schools and married Glenroy Harvey “Tony” Tietyen on Oct. 21, 1950. They were blessed with three children: Gary and twins Jan and Jill. The family lived in Milwaukee until 1965, returning to Gillett to raise their family. Gaye was employed locally at Miller’s Gift Shop, Witt’s Market (Gillett) and later for Wagner Gas in billing until she retired. Gaye and her family attended St. John’s Lutheran Church in Gillett.

Gaye and Tony enjoyed keeping each other company and taking daily drives together throughout the Gillett area. Spending time with their family and relatives was a major part of their social lives. A special joy was making memories with their precious grandchildren. Gaye and Tony celebrated 67 years of marriage before her passing.

Gaye is survived by her treasured husband, Tony, and their twins Jan (the late Jane) Tietyen of Amery and Jill (Joseph) Tranetzke of Wausau. She also leaves her grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Tyler (Rachel) Tietyen, Jared Tranetzke, Jereme (special friend Nichole) Tranetzke and Keyanna; Erik (Emily) Tietyenand Charlotte and Merrick; Tony (Jennifer) Tietyen; her daughters-in-law Kathy and Dawn Tietyen. Gaye is also survived by her sister Carolyn (Larry) Gipp and former sister-in-law Helene Ruege, her nieces: Lisa Gipp, Erika (Craig) Saffold and Debra (Douglas) Schroeder, a nephew Colin (Alicia) Gipp as well as many other dear relatives and friends.

Gaye was preceded in death by her parents; son Gary; her brothers Ronald and Arthur James “Jakes” Ruege; and her sister Betty Marie (Richard Carl) Hill.

Family and friends called on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, from 9-10:45 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 101 W. Main St., Gillett, WI 54124. A funeral service followed at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Kent Wallace officiating. Interment will be in Wanderer’s Rest Cemetery.

The family sends special thanks to the staff of Atrium Post Acute Care, Oconto Falls, Bellin Hospital and Dr. Genadi Maltinski.

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