Daniel August Szitta, of Gleason, died on November 9, 2023 at his home surrounded by his family and close friends. He was 70 years old. He was born on November 25, 1952 in Antigo, the son of Ruby (Spear) and the late August Szitta.
He was a graduate of Antigo High School, class of 1970. Dan attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and returned home to pursue what he was really passionate about, running the Szitta Family Farm. He operated the farm with dairy cows, beef cattle, and special pets.
Dan held multiple positions for the Town of Summit Board and was proud to be on the cemetery board. He was also a 4H leader for the Summit Satellites. Dan was an accomplished woodworker and made his own guitar that he played and sang at family weddings.
In addition to his mother, survivors include his four sisters, Mary Beth (Gene) Duginske of Gleason, Marge Linzmeier of Amherst Junction, Nancy (Rick) Mabry of Lake Tomahawk, and Cheryl Aspenson of Wausau; three nieces, Jessica Linzmeier, Beth Mabry, Lauren (Matt Clawson) Henkelman; two nephews, Jared (Deanna) Linzmeier, Rich (Miranda) Mabry; nine great-nieces and nephews; and many close friends including, Harold (Hosanna) Weber, Lynn (Derrek) Archer and Julie (Jayme) Fehr, all of Gleason.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, David Aspenson.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 14, at 11:30 a.m. at Bradley Funeral Home. Burial will take place in Town of Summit Cemetery in Gleason. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 14, from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
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Antigo, WI 54409
Antigo, WI 54409
I’m very sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. My condolences to his mother and sisters. He was too young. I remember Danny as Rachel and my friend Mary’s older brother. I remember him as a polite and a gentle person. Once when I was at college in Madison Danny stopped by just to say a quick hello, a wave, and then off he went. Cool. His too early departure is loss for everyone who knew him.
Dan, you were the man.
Always home with Ruby.
He said, he has been making hay for 70 years.
Ruby's and I laughed.
We’re so sorry to hear of Dans passing. God Grant you all peace and comfort during this sad and difficult time. 💐🙏
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I'm so very sorry Aunt Ruby and his four sisters. I remember every time Bill & would come to visit, Danny would always say: "Karen, you look younger every time I see you." (I am 3 years older than him). I believe he was sincere when he paid me this compliment. He was a soft spoken and very caring man. Bill & I will miss him very much May God give you comfort and peace. Karen Krueger
I'm sorry Great Aunt Ruby, Danny was so nice! I remember having the lunches with everyone at Country Kitchen and Danny was usually always there to greet everyone. He will be missed. Much love to you. Jane Vorass ❤
While I don't know Daniel, my thoughts and prayers are with your families-- especially to Ruby and Margie. (I know both through school association.) May the good memories of your son/brother give you some smiles. God give you comfort and peace. Jeanne Peters, formerly Antigo schools