Norbert "Tony" Dantzman

Norbert "Tony" Dantzman

A family member of a man missing since August 30 from the Winter area is again asking for help in trying to find him.

Norbert "Tony" Dantzman went missing from Winter while there for a centennial family reunion over the busy Labor Day Weekend. He was born and raised in Winter. A nationwide Silver Alert has been issued for him.

Kasey Downey, his oldest granddaughter, has contacted the Washburn County Veterans Service Office and asked how to further get the word out about her missing grandfather, a veteran.

"We are focusing on options for distribution of hard copy flyers or postcards, use of town notice boards, newspaper articles, radio, TV news coverage, etc. since we understand social media and internet access is limited in remote parts of your county," she said. "Ideally, we would like to provide missing person postcards to your county for distribution to your residents."

Dantzman and the rest of the family live in California, so they are very limited with "boots on the ground resources" in Wisconsin and would greatly appreciate any help.

"Since Grandpa Tony has dementia, he may not act as though he's missing and could now be living with someone in your county who is also unaware he's missing," said Downey. "Grandpa was adamant about finding a new wife after Grandma passed away a few years ago. Plus he’s quite the charmer."

He was last seen leaving the Winter Northern Lights Motel in Winter on Friday, Aug. 30, at approximately 9 a.m., wearing a light-colored checkered shirt, black vest, black pants, black shoes, and a light-colored cap.

Dantzman, 89, is 5’9” tall, 136 pounds, with brown eyes, grey hair, and glasses.

Anyone who sees, hears, or has any information that possibly could be associated with Dantzman’s disappearance is asked to contact the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office, 715.634.5213

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