Dennis A. Lewandowski, 77, Wausau, passed away with family by his side on Friday January 29, 2021 from Lewy Body Dementia at Our House Assisted Living, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.
He was born July 29, 1943 in Wausau, son of the late Alexander and Aldine (Zahn) Lewandowski. He graduated from Wausau Newman High School and North Central Technical College. On May 25, 1968 he married his sweetheart Anita Morien at St. Florian Catholic Church, Hatley. She survives.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed at Marathon Press as an estimator, purchasing and customer service, his last employment had been at Sun Printing. Highlights of working at Marathon Press was the printing of the Packer Game Day Magazine and Fishing Hot Spot maps as well as visiting the local paper companies such as CW Papers and Wausau Papers. He was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and Wisconsin Badgers.
He served as a Cub Scout Leader, Little League and Basketball Coach, volunteered for the Festival of Trees and was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church for over 50 years, serving as an usher and Eucharistic Minister.
Dennis was a loyal father and grandfather who enjoyed attending many sports games and dance recitals. He was one of the original founders of the Wausau RC Sportsman Club and enjoyed Monday night training at the field. His most famous quote: “Always fly three times higher, so you have time to recover before you crash”.
Dennis played inter-church dartball with his father, sons and grandson-the league nicknaming him “Dead Eye Denny”. He enjoyed competing for the high batting title and team championships. But most of all enjoyed the camaraderie between players across the league.
Survivors include his wife, Anita, Wausau, children, Renee (Carl) Makuch, Verona, Randal (Stephanie) Lewandowski, Wausau, Rodney (Jennifer) Lewandowski, Verona, Ryan (Michelle) Lewandowski, Eden Prairie, MN; grandchildren, Maxwell, Ariana, Declan, Brendan (Sarah), Steven, Molly, Leora, Natalie, Avery, Ella; sister, Susan (Ervin) Draeger, Wausau.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Thursday February 4, 2021 at St. Michael Catholic Church. Rev. Joseph Richards will preside. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established.
Social distancing protocols will be observed, and masks will be required for all in attendance. The funeral service will be livestreamed on the Peterson/Kraemer Facebook page and a recorded version will be available to watch on the website on Friday.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com.
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