Gustav “Gus” Fosick

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Gustav G. “Gus” Fosick, 73, formerly of Suamico, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, March 4, 2018, at a Wausau hospital. The son of William and Helen (Meetz) Fosick was born September 20, 1944, in the town of Mountain and married Carol Kufner in Suring. He was a member of SS. Edward & Isidore Parish in Flintville.

He started his business, Elmstar Electric, in 1979. Gus grew the business to be one of the most capable electrical contracting companies in Northeast Wisconsin. He thought of his employees as family. He was an entrepreneur through and through and was involved in several partnerships with colleagues throughout the years. Even after retirement he retained his hard work ethic, renovating several houses and aspiring to go back to his roots and become a farmer. His work was such a big part of his life that after waking up in the hospital several years ago following his traumatic brain injury, he thought he was there doing an electrical project. He always stayed busy and had a great sense of humor.

Fishing and hunting were among his favorite past-times. Along with numerous trips in the United States, his hunting excursions included trips to Alaska, Hungary, Canada, and Russia. Gus even brought home a hunting dog from a trip.

Survivors include his children: Clinton Fosick, Green Bay, Carmen Fosick, Little Suamico, and Ronald (Kristie) Fosick, Little Suamico; a daughter-in-law: Alana Fosick, Green Bay; two granddaughters: Emily and Josie: his mother-in-law: LaVerne Kufner, Breed; two sisters: Myra Wyant, Mountain, and Susie (Gene) Bastian; a brother, Bill (Kelli) Fosick, Colorado; a brother-in-law: Norman (Patricia) Kufner, New Mexico; other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carol, in 2011; a grandson, Gussy Fosick, in 2009; brothers-in-law: Wes Nehs and Vince Wyant; and his father-in-law, Norman Kufner.

The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2018, at SS. Edward & Isidore Church, Flintville, Fr. David Hoffman presiding. Burial will take place in the Breed Union Cemetery.