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Going the distance to find a missing veteran


(WAOW) -- A silver alert is still out for Norbert Anthony "Tony" Dantzman who went missing on August 30, 2019, in Winter, WI. Since then, his family has spent countless hours trying to find him.

It's been 100 years since the Dantzmans bought their farm in Winter, he was visiting from Crescent City, CA where he lives with one of his children to celebrate the milestone.

While in Winter, they stayed at the Northern Lights Motel. That's where he was last seen on motel security cameras.

Tony's granddaughter, Kasey Downey, is hoping and working to find him. "With his dementia," she said, "he might not remember things about his immediate past, he's still very friendly and boisterous and always joked about finding a wife so maybe he wheeled his way into a little old lady's home and we just need to keep his photo out there."

They've sent 30,000 missing persons postcards to homes and businesses on major roads out of Winter.

The family has spent about $15,000 on those postcards. But if money were no option, Kasey said, they would have sent them to every person in the state.

You can report a sighting, print fliers, and learn more here.

Kevin Millard

Kevin Millard-Social Media Digital Content Manager for WXOW.

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