SAWYER COUNTY -- Sawyer County Sheriff Doug Mrotek has issued the following press release regarding the search for Norbert Anthony Dantzman.

(Press Release) -- The Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a missing persons case involving a California resident who went missing from the Winter Northern Lights Motel in the Village of Winter WI on Friday August 30, 2019.

89 – year old Norbert Anthony Dantzman (Tony) was reported missing to the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office on Friday August 30. Dantzman, a former resident of the area, traveled from California to Winter WI with family members to attend a family centennial celebration. Review of motel surveillance cameras shows Dantzman leaving the motel on August 30, at approximately 9:00am. The last sighting of Dantzman is believed to have occurred at the Norwood Trailer Court in Winter where eye witnesses indicated they observed an elderly male fitting Dantzman’s description walk through the trailer court and continue to walk north on County Hwy W.  Dantzman suffers from dementia and other cognitive issues and has been known to walk away in the past.

The Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office along with additional search resources from the region assisted in searching. Extensive searches of the immediate area were conducted utilizing ground searches, canines and areal support. Search efforts continued on August 31 and September 1 into the late evening hours.  Local law enforcement, public transportation, hospitals and area businesses where notified as well as missing person bulletins (Silver Alerts) both regionally and nationwide.

Ground searches resumed on Friday September 6, utilizing members of the Sawyer County Search and Rescue Team, Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office along with Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources personnel. Teams executed extensive grid searches and drone coverage of the area where Dantzman was believed to be last seen.  At this time, efforts to locate or make contact with Dantzman have not been successful.

Mr. Dantzman is 5’9” tall, 136 lbs., with brown eyes, gray hair and glasses.  He was last seen wearing a light colored checkered shirt, black vest, black pants, black shoes and light colored cap.   
We are asking for the public’s help locating Mr. Dantzman.

If anyone has information about his whereabouts, please contact the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office at 715-634-5213

Sheriff Doug Mrotek


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Sawyer County Sheriff's Office

The Sawyer County Sheriff's Office is currently looking for a 90 year old male with dementia who has been missing from the winter area since around 9am. Subject is 5'8'' with a beard and glasses and was last seen wearing a gray hat with a marine symbol, black levi's, a black vest, a checkered pattern shirt, and black shoes. Subject's name is Norbert but goes by the name of Tony. Please call 911 if you see someone matching this description.


Wisconsin Crime Alert Network

  • NAME (last, first, MI): Dantzman, Norbert "Tony" Anthony
  • GENDER: Male RACE: white
  • AGE: 89
  • HEIGHT: 5'09" WEIGHT: 136
  • HAIR COLOR: Gray 
  • HAIR STYLE: Short 
  • EYE COLOR: brown
  • LAST SEEN WEARING: a checkered shirt with black vest ,black pants, black shoes, grey hat with Marines emblem and glasses. yes
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  beard
  • DATE AND TIME LAST SEEN: 8/30/2019 10:00 AM
  • LOCATION LAST SEEN: Strouf Motel, Winter, WI
  • MISSING FROM: Winter, Sawyer County, Wisconsin

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