106 West Main Street
P.O. Box 146
Phone: 906-475-4631
Fax: 906-475-5561


Thursday, March 31st, 1938 - Friday, February 8th, 2019
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John George ‘Socko’ Zanetti, 80, of Mitchell St., Gwinn, passed away early Friday morning, February 8, 2019 at the DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans.

John was born March 31, 1938 in Gwinn to John C. and Carmen M. (Valenti) Zanetti and graduated from Gwinn High School, Class of 1956. He was an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Vietnam Era from 1961-63. Following his service to his country, John was employed by Cleveland Cliffs at the Tilden Mine prior to working for Marquette County as a heavy equipment operator, retiring in 1998 with 32 years of service with the County.

Mr. Zanetti was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Gwinn and the National Rifle Association. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time at the family hunting camp in Arnold. He also enjoyed working on cars.

Surviving are his loving wife of 53 years, Sandra (Peterson) Zanetti; three daughters: Natalie (Robert) Dhamers of Marquette, Suzanne (Joseph) Macario of Princeton and Gina (Paul) Wilson of Skandia; grandchildren: Andrew (Elissa Beacco) and Bradley Macario, Kayla Dhamers and Neo Wilson; brother, Dennis (Barbara) Zanetti of Texas; brother-in-law, John (Susan) Erickson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

John was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Julie Erickson; and an infant brother.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon on Thursday, February 14th at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Rev. Allen Mott officiating. Interment will take place in the Gwinn Cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends in the Baraga Room at St. Anthony’s from 10:30 am until the time of Mass at 12:00 noon, and also at a luncheon in the church hall immediately following. Pallbearers will be John’s grandsons and sons-in-law. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed in his memory to the DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans Memory Care Unit.

John’s memorial page may be viewed at koskeyfuneralhome.com, where memories and condolences may be shared.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 14th, 2019 | 10:30am - 12:00pm
    Thursday, February 14th, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
    St. Anthony Catholic Church Baraga Room
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  • Service

    Thursday, February 14th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Thursday, February 14th, 2019 12:00pm
    St. Anthony Catholic Church
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    Rev. Allen Mott
  • Interment

    Gwinn Cemetery
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Terry Havens

Posted at 09:05pm
My sincere condolences go out to you and your family duringThis difficult time. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Terry Hohman Havens

Mary Sholander, MCRC Clerk

Posted at 02:33pm
The Board and staff of the Marquette County Road Commission wish to extend our sincere condolences to the Zanetti family, and to recognize the public service John provided to the motoring public of Marquette County during his employment with the Road Commission.

Sharon landry

Posted at 09:45pm
Dear Sandra and family We wish two send you worts of comfort during this time of need. We wont be able two make it two the funeral but we are there with you. 🙏🙏🙏prayers two all of you.


Posted at 11:29am
Auntie Sandra, Nat & Bob, Joe & Suzy, Gina & Paul, Andrew, Bradley, Kayla and Neo - We love that picture of Uncle Johnny on this tribute! His smile sure sums it up as he is in his element. That is how he will be remembered and was loved. You all took such great care of him in his final years and he was lucky to have a family that loved his so much and well as you were all lucky to have him in yours. May those memories provide you comfort of a husband, dad and grandpa who is now in heaven with that same terrific smile and welcomed in with love for sure from Jackie and Cheryl! Jeff will be coming to the funeral on Thursday, but me and the boys will be staying home, so wanted you all to know we are thinking and praying for you at this difficult time.
Jeff, Tracy, R.J. and Mason Murray, Appleton, WI

Cheryl and Errol Flann

Posted at 09:47am
It's hard to know why our loved ones are taken from us, but take comfort in your memories and that you were part of such a well-lived life.
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