- Memorial Gathering Wednesday, February 3rd at the Family Home from 3:30-7PM, Prayer Service at 6pm
- Mass of Christian Burial Thursday February 4th 10:00am at St. Leonard Catholic Church, W173S7743 Westwood Dr, Muskego,
Piekarski, Dennis A.
Of Waukesha passed peacefully January 20, 2021 at the age of 70 with the two women he adored the most by his side – his wife and daughter.
Precious husband, best friend and “lobster” to Mary (nee Laupan); proud dad to Laura (Shawn) Lange and Mark (Erica) Piekarski; step-dad to Matt (Christine) Granzow and Sarah (Pat) Doran; and blessed grandpa to Joshua, Jacob and Samantha Lange, Jackson and Lincoln Piekarski, Logan and Callie Granzow, Amelia and Madeline Doran. Preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Irene (nee Golombowski) Piekarski, brother Jerry and sister-in-law Nancy Piekarski. Also survived by nephew, Ray (Laura) Piekarski and niece, Kathleen (Todd) (nee Piekarski) Hall and other relatives and friends.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Dennis graduated from Boy’s Tech High School before entering the U.S. Army where he served in Vietnam as a Scout Dog Handler. Post-military, Dennis served his apprenticeship at American Motors where he achieved journeyman millwright status and went on to work for Froedtert Malt (Brewery Workers Local 9) and Delphi Automotive (UAW Local 1866) where he served in several union positions. He then worked several outside positions through the Building Trades Union (Millwrights Local 2337) where he retired in December of 2013.
Dennis will be remembered for his delightfully dry sense of humor and a tender heart for those he loved, including his two rescue dogs, Oscar & Diego. Dennis had a true passion for mechanics – a real Mr Fix-it. In his leisure time he enjoyed grooming the lawn with a cold “High-Life” on board, puttering around the house, entertaining friends and family at home, shooting billiards, playing golf, attending Brewers baseball and watching crime dramas on TV. He loved God, his family, his country and his work. He was a simple, loyal man and will be missed deeply.
Celebration of life will be held at the family home Wednesday February 3rd 3:30pm to 7:00pm with prayer service at 6pm. Those who wish to attend are asked to park at the Big Bend Park & Ride located just southeast of I-43 & Hwy 164 where a limousine shuttle will run continuously. For those with mobility concerns please contact the family for special instructions. Mass will be Thursday February 4th 10:00am at St. Leonard Catholic Church, W173S7743 Westwood Dr, Muskego, WI with burial and military honors 1:00pm at Southern Wisconsin Veteran’s Cemetery in Union Grove.
A special thanks to President Trump for The VA Missions Act, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin and Seasons Hospice for their compassionate care during Dennis’ short battle with Mesothelioma.
For those who would like, but are unable to attend the Memorial it will be
broadcast in Zoom webinar format. Simply sign the online guest register and
receive a link to log on. A slideshow tribute will run from 3:30pm to
6:00pm and Eulogies and a prayer service at 6:00pm.
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