Tony Rizzo, Sr., age 83, a 62-year resident of Star Lake, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 at the Friendly Village Nursing Home in Rhinelander. Tony was born on Aug. 13, 1935 in Chicago to Salvatore and Josephine Rizzo. Tony owned and operated the Silver Musky resort in Star Lake. He was a musky guide in the area for over 60 years for thousands of people. During his career as a guide he boated over 4,000 muskies and caught many Line Class Record fish. Tony was inducted into the Fishing Hall of Fame. He wrote eight books and hundreds of articles for fishing/outdoor magazines. He invented many lures and created new fishing techniques as well. He was preceded in death by his wife, Delmalee Rizzo in 2013; his parent,: Salvatore and Josephine Rizzo; and his brother, Vito Rizzo. Tony is survived by his son, Tony (Katy) Rizzo of Minocqua; four grandchildren and special friend, Rosemary Renhack of Conover. Graveside services were already held.   

Arrangements by Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home, Eagle River.