Mary Ann (Pesch) Gardon, 1928-2020

Mar 1, 2021


Mary Ann (Pesch) Gardon, longtime editor and publisher of Peshtigo (Wisconsin) Times, died Monday, Feb. 1, in Peshtigo. She was 92.

A lifelong Peshtigo resident, Gardon started working at the Times at age 9 and began helping with the bookkeeping at age 14. She continued working at the newspaper until after her 90th birthday. Following her father’s death in 1981, Gardon served as editor and publisher until her retirement.

Her brother, “Lucky Leo” Pesch Jr., was a sports pages legend at the newspaper and is a member of the Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame.