Peter Gaertner, 76, Mauston

Peter Gaertner, 76, of Mauston, passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at Fair View Nursing Home in Mauston after a long illness.

Peter was born June 18, 1941, in Chicago, Illinois, to Peter and Pearl Gaertner.

He married Deborah L. John in 1975 in Cook County, Illinois.

Peter was a sheet metal worker, local #73 in Chicago for over 30 years, retiring from the union in 2003.

Peter enjoyed hunting, four wheeling, bowling, dancing, gambling, and having a good time with friends. He was a member of local #73 in Chicago.

Peter is survived by his wife, Deborah Gaertner of Mauston; children, Robin (Ed) Snell of Wheatland, Peter Gaertner of Wheatland and Michelle (Zach) Gaertner of Twin Lakes; grandson, Ryan Nicewarner of Elkhorn; great-grandson, Adam Nicewarner of Elkhorn; siblings, Diane Gaertner of Burlington, Arthur Gaertner of Salem and Joanne (Jim) Grzonka of Silver Lake; brother-in-law, Al Smith of Twin Lakes; many in-laws; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great nephews; and many special friends.

Peter was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Pearl Gaertner; brothers, John (Meredith) Gaertner and George (Dianna) Gaertner; and sisters, Lori Smith and Jeanne (Leonard) Gilardi.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit for online condolences and further information.