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Emmet Gleason

November 27, 1943 — December 27, 2020


Emmet J. Gleason, age 77 of Schofield, died unexpectedly on Sunday, December 27, 2020, while shoveling snow at his home.

He was born on November 27, 1943, in Wausau, son of the late John and Esther (Scott) Gleason.  Emmet worked for the Canadian National Railroad, retiring after over 30 years of working on track maintenance.  He enjoyed watching NASCAR - always cheering for the Ford cars.  He also enjoyed listening to polka music and caring for his yard which he kept very well-groomed.  He also was known for placing a bet or two on athletic events.

Survivors include his three children, Randy (Beth) Gleason of Sheboygan, Brenda Baumann of Merrill, and Ron (Karen) Gleason of Weston; six grandchildren, Megan, Jenna, Brandon, Eric, Shawn, and Jessica; two great-grandchildren, Alayna and Tia; and one brother, Jack Gleason of Mississippi.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Merritt Gleason.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel, 5712 Memorial Ct. Weston.  Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service.  Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau.

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