For those who knew the late Jon Baltmanis like myself, you knew a man of character and courage.
Our family, too, grieves with Olga and the Baltmanis family.
Jon was a wonderful person, and Waupaca residents have lost a dedicated advocate for positive change in our community and state.
Jon was the embodiment of an engaged, knowledgeable citizen seeking to improve the quality of life for all Wisconsinites, even though he himself faced serious health issues throughout his life’s journey.
I first met Jon almost 20 years ago during my time representing a U.S. senator in northern Wisconsin.
It was not long after that my family relocated 60 miles to Waupaca where I renewed ties with Jon, cherishing his wisdom and friendship ever since.
A good friend and citizen patriot has left this Earthly domain far too soon . . . Forward, Jon.