Hayward, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- The owner of a resort on Lake Chippewa in Hayward, WI was found dead after he fell through the ice on Christmas Eve.
Authorities received a report around 5am that 55 year old Steven Sisko had gone out snowmobiling on the Chippewa Flowage and had not returned home.
A Lifelink Helicopter found Sisko around 11am in what looked like a hole in the ice and someone lying in it.
The Hayward Fire Department then responded by airboat and located Sisko in the water where he was pronounced dead.
Sisko's family says he was always very athletic, an avid outdoorsman, and a well-known hunting, fishing, and trapping guide in the area.
In Sisko's obituary, the family says they will remember him "as a father who loved his children, a good and loyal husband and friend who was always there whenever anyone needed anything, and for having a heart as big as the great outdoors that he loved so much."
Posted to the web by Krista Burns