Donald R. Dobrowski, age 69, passed away peacefully Friday, June 20, 2008, at his residence surrounded by the love of his family.
Donald was born in Racine, November 1, 1938, the son of Walter and Martha Alice (Nee: Mayland) Dobrowski. On June 11, 1960, at Holy Communion Lutheran Church, he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Gloria A. Desens.
Donald was employed by the City of Racine for 30 years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of Local 67 and the City of Racine Twenty Year Club. Prior to working for the city, he worked at Pugh Marina for 15 years, refinishing boats. He was a lifetime member of Holy Communion Lutheran Church where he loved taking pictures. Donald enjoyed swimming at the DeKoven Center with the Aquasize Class. He always looked forward to going to McDonald’s to have coffee with his buddies. His hobbies included restoring antique cars, collecting old pictures, A & W memorabilia, baseball caps and old coins. Most of all he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who loved spending time with his family at his cottage up north in Coloma and going to the casino. Donald was strong and determined with a positive attitude and had a great sense of humor until the end. He will be dearly missed.
Surviving are his loving wife of 48 years, Gloria; 3 children, Ronald (Shelli) Dobrowski and grandchildren, Brittany, Brandon, and Brett; Sharon (Jim) Ayotte; David (Patty) Dobrowski and grandchildren Autumn and Erena; his brother, Walter Dobrowski of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; brother-in-law, Wayne Desens of Menomonee Falls, WI; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters-in-law, Pat Desens, and Joan Dobrowski.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at 10 A.M. at Holy Communion Lutheran Church, 2000 W. 6th Street, with Reverend Jeff Barrows officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Tuesday at the funeral home from 4-7 P.M. and Wednesday at the church 9:30 A.M. until time of service. Memorials to the Holy Communion Lutheran Church Capital Fund have been suggested.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to all for your prayers and concerns during this difficult time.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888