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Joseph P.


Saturday, June 25, 2022

St. John the Evangelist Church, 84th & W. Cold Spring Rd. Greenfield, WI

Visitation 10-11:15 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 AM


Lontkowski, Joseph P.

Called home on Saturday, June 11, 2022 age 82 years.  Beloved husband and best friend of Marlene B Lontkowski (nee Michalski).  Loving and devoted father of Robert (Mary) Lontkowski, Monica Tomasello, Mary Jo (David) Rothweiler and Richard Lontkowski (fiancee Nicole Rivera).  Proud grandpa of Bradley, Brittney, Benjamin, Brianna, Nick, Devon, Alexis, Alyssa, Victoria and Andrew.  Great grandpa of Adelyann and Jacob.  Further survived by his grand fur baby Clancey as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Hildegard (Frank) Lontkowski, his sister Janet (Lontkowski) Gorski and grandson Logan Tomasello

Joseph attended Catholic Memorial High School and enlisted in the United States Air Force upon graduation. He served in the Strategic Air Command in Idaho until his Honorable Discharge in 1961.

He met the beautiful, Marlene Michalski, in Milwaukee WI and they married on June 26th, 1965 at St Luke’s Church in Brookfield WI. They were blessed with 4 children.

Joe was a dedicated employee at Briggs and Stratton for 34 years, and, after his retirement, he became a favorite with the students he transported as an employee of Laidlaw Bus Company.

Joe had a passion for volunteering throughout his life. He was a long standing usher at St John The Evangelist Church and was a committed organizer of their summer festival. He was also a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America and an active and proud member of The Knights of Columbus.

Joe loved the outdoors and spent his time fishing and hunting at his summer cabin in Nekoosa WI along with his wife and children.  He also enjoyed bowling, trap shooting, playing the accordion, dancing and listening to Patsy Cline and Marty Robbins.

He was a lover of all things chocolate and Marlene’s freshly baked apple pies!

You are deeply loved and greatly missed by your beloved wife, children, and grandchildren!!


Visitation Saturday, June 25, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 84th & W. Cold Spring Rd. Greenfield, WI from 10-11:15 AM.  Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 AM.   Private interment Wisconsin Memorial Park.


Joe’s wife and family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at Azura Memory Care of Oconomowoc, the physicians, nurses and therapists at Aurora Summit, and the Staff at St Croix Hospice. A special thanks to Kristen, his caregiver.


  1. Renee Hanke June 15, 2022 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    Uncle Joe you will be greatly missed. Your smile would make me smile, your handshake was strong and your humor always charming. You helped me apartment hunt in Milwaukee and looked out for my best interests as I transitioned to the big city. Not only were you a hard worker at B&S you worked hard for your community. Working the church festivals, ushering and the KC pancake breakfasts. It was always fun finding you at these events. Love you forever. Renee

  2. Dee Medina and Victoria Lontkowski June 15, 2022 at 9:21 pm - Reply


    Grandpa Joe you will be missed by Izzy and I. My genuine and sincere condolences to all family and friends. Joe will be remembered as a great, fun, and energetic grandfather. There was never a dull moment between Joe, Marlene and Izzy. I pray for the blessing of strength for Marlene and his children who are going through the loss of an amazing father. You will be missed,

  3. Alyssa Lontkowski June 17, 2022 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    I remember when I was little, always going to their house for Christmas, going to a Christmas party almost every year to this place I believe was where either grandma or grandpa worked at.? Not sure. I remember always visiting and him calling me “His little Angel” & I remember staying over night there from time and time, going to church with them, the festival at St. John’s. Their yummy food grandma always made us grandchildren when we were little. Grandpa, I’m always going to be that “little angel” of yours but now your MY ANGEL.🙏❤🤞

  4. Bob and Elaine Rosner June 28, 2022 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Sorry to hear about Joe. He was a nice guy to work with.
    Our prayers go out to his family

  5. Jeff Chapman June 28, 2022 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    Sorry for your loss. I worked with Joe for many years. He always had a funny story to tell which was much appreciated working many hours. Rest In Peace Joe.🙏🙏🙏

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