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.