A longtime firefighter and retired fire chief in Marinette County has died.
Chief Joseph “Joe” E. Giver died Sunday, Sept. 12 at the age of 62.
Chief Giver was born in downstate Niles, Mich., but graduated from high school at the Wisconsin Academy in Columbus, Wis. After graduation, Chief Giver moved to Hinsdale, Ill., where he worked at Hinsdale Hospital in security. The following year he joined the Hinsdale Fire Department and took firefighting/EMT classes, finding his calling in life for a career.
Before his positions in Marinette County, Chief Giver worked in Milwaukee and New Berlin, Wis. in various positions, even working for the then Mitchell International Airport.