Marshfield Senior High School
Class of 95

Nathan Gallant


Nathan H. Gallant, 37, of Chicago, died Thursday, October 30, 2014 in Wausau at the home of his father, after a long battle with colon cancer.

He was born December 16, 1976 in Northampton, Massachusetts, the son of Thomas and Christiana Gallant. Nate attended schools in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Marshfield, graduating from Marshfield Senior High in 1995. He then studied at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, including a year in London, where he interned at Sky Productions.

After graduation in 1999, Nate worked at Wisconsin Public Television for a year, following which he moved to Portland, Oregon to work in television news for several years. Subsequently, he worked in television production in Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Milwaukee before moving to Chicago, where he was employed as the Graphics Supervisor for the Big Ten Network until his death.

Nathan married Briana Fahey of Milwaukee and Marshfield in 2011. He is survived by his wife, her parents, Steve and Brenda Fahey, Marshfield; his father, Thomas (Suzanne), Wausau; his mother Christiana Gallant, Cincinnati, OH; his brother, Andrew (Sommer), Chicago, IL; his sister, Lara (Ted) Magdzinski, Cincinnati, OH; nephew Miles Magdzinski; grandmother, Roberta Holzer, Gallipolis, OH. Also surviving Nathan are his step brother and step sister, Zachary Tuszka, Madison, and Cassandra (Caleb) Feidt, Appleton; brothers-in-law Benjamin Fahey, Madison, and Zachary (Jenna) Fahey, Evanston, IL; sister-in-law Megan (Tom) Hentz, Denver, CO; aunts and uncles, Mary (William) Bley, Pearland, TX, Charles (Jean) Holzer, Galveston, TX, John (Ann) Holzer, Richmond, IN, Karen (Dennis) O'Neil, Columbus, OH, Amy (Dudley) Irving, Columbus, OH, Elizabeth (David) Tanger, Wausau, and Thomas (Linda) Hirsch, Wausau, along with many cousins. He was well loved by his family and many friends, several of whom were able to visit him in hospital and in hospice in the days preceeding his death.

He was preceeded in death by his maternal grandfather, Charles Holzer II, and his paternal grandparents, Francis and A. Marita Gallant.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in Nathan's name to an animal shelter of your choice. At Nathan's request, no formal services will be held at this time, although a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Wausau, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Nov. 3, 2014