Russell “Rosco” Hitz, 61
Russell “Rosco” Hitz, of Antigo, died Sunday, November 4, 2018, at Aspirus Langlade Hospital. He was 61 years old. He was born on October 25, 1957, in Antigo, a son of the late Edward and Dorothy (Linsdau) Hitz.
He was a graduate of Antigo High School, class of 1972.
He was employed at the Vulcan Plant in Antigo for many years and was most recently employed at Kersten Lumber in Birnamwood.
He enjoyed playing baseball and volleyball. He lived for hunting and fishing. He took fishing trips to Canada and hunting trips to Montana. He also enjoyed camping.
Survivors include a daughter, Rachel (Brandon) Bender of Antigo; a grandson, Damian Bessert; a granddaughter, Mariyea Bender; two step-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Walker Bender; four sisters, Gloria Kelly of Greenville, Alice (Ted) Howard of Antigo, Lois (Jack) Romanowski of Wausau and Donna Long of Antigo; four brothers, Ken (Carol) Hitz, Randy Hitz, Edward Hitz, Jr. and Todd (Dawn) Hitz all of Antigo; a sister-in-law, Tina Hitz of Green Bay; a brother-in-law, Bill Hayes of Phlox. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Aldrich and a brother, Gary Hitz; brothers-in-law, Fred Kelly and Jody Long.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday from 12 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.