THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Leonard Dudkiewicz, 83, of Cedarburg, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Mequon.
Born Aug. 17, 1933 in Crivitz, to John and Anna (Nitch) Dudkiewicz, after graduation, he earned a bachelor's degree in education from UW-Platteville and later a master's degree in education from UW-Madison. He married Lois Camlek on Jan. 28, 1956 and they had three children.
He continued his love of education, teaching biology at Homestead High School for 34 years and retired in 1995. He told people he loved every minute of it and would do it all over again.
Devoted to his family, he was a provider and caretaker for anyone who needed him. He spent many summers painting houses and continued for many years after retiring. He spent much time with his granddaughters, took them on adventures, helped with homework or made them laugh.
He enjoyed time with family and friends, especially at his cabin and hunting with his son Mike. He was a caring, hard-working man with a smile and always willing to offer a joke.
He is survived by his wife, Lois; a son, Ronald Dudkiewicz of West Bend; a daughter, Laurie Jentges of Port Washington; two granddaughters; a great-grandchild on the way; sisters-in-law, Janet (Bryan) Borman of West Bend and Donna (Peter) Witt of Brule; nieces;, nephews and many friends.
He was preceded in death by a son Michael; three brothers, John, Harry and Arthur; a sister, Florence; an infant sister, Dorothy and a brother-in-law, Henry (Linda) Camlek, Jr.
Visitation will be held at Eernisse Funeral Home, 1167 Washington Ave., Cedarburg on Thursday, June 15 from 4 p.m. until time of a funeral service at 7 p.m., with Pastor Paul Mittermaier presiding. Interment will be in Washington County Memorial Park. Eernisse Funeral Home of Cedarburg is assisting the family with arrangements.