April 7, 1928 – October 15, 2017, age 89.
Our Dad. Predeceased by his adored wife Edith (nee Ramthun). Survived by his pesky younger brother Jerome, predeceased by his parents Sylvester and Marja (Czajkowska). Beloved father of Amy (Gene) Frankowski, Linda Jones, Tom (Carol) Warkoczewski, and the late Kathleen (Tom) Noble. Syl was the proud grampa of nine and greatgrampa of five. Also survived by many other relatives and friends.
Following a hitch in the US Navy, Syl became a teacher, eventually becoming principal at several Milwaukee public schools. His educational specialty was developing innovative programs such as the Sherman Multicultural Arts program. People from all over the world visited Dad’s school to share their heritage with the students. Besides a fulfilling career in education, Dad pursued a wide variety of hobbies. He was an accomplished photographer, a gifted and meticulous woodworker, and an amateur violinist who loved music, poetry, and literature. He and Mom travelled extensively around the country, camping in Wyoming’s Big Horn mountains every year and threatening not to return afterward. They were happiest in each other’s company and now in God’s grace they will be happy forever.
Visitation Sunday, Oct. 22, 12:00 -1:30 pm, service at 1:30 pm at Heritage Funeral Home, 4800 So. 84th St., Greenfield, WI 53228. Private interment Monday, Oct 23.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Whitnall Park Friends of Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave., Franklin, WI 53132.