Chester R. Sadowski, 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 14, 2009 at the Becker-Shoop Center.
The twelfth born of thirteen children, Chet was born in Winona, Minn. on March 29, 1919, to the late Michael and Martha (nee: Prztarski) Sadowski. On April 27, 1946, in Holy Name Catholic Church, he was united in marriage with the love of his life, Dorothy Rose (nee: Arcuri) Sadowski. Chet’s heart was broken beyond repair when she died on January 2, 2009.
Chester proudly served our country with the United States Navy during WWII. Prior to retirement, he was a well respected plant superintendent at Tomco. With a profound Catholic faith, Chet was a long-time member of Holy Name Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council 697. When Chet and Dorothy moved to the North side of Racine many years ago, they became members of St. Rita Catholic Church. His only interest and passion in life was his treasured family. Being a husband, father and Bapa put the permanent smile on Chet’s face.
Surviving are his son, Timothy Sadowski; daughter, Elisa (James) Poulsen; grandchildren, Theresa (Michael) Sullivan, Rebecca (Rudy) Larson and Michael (Rachel) Poulsen; great-grandchildren, Zachary Sullivan; Samuel, Emolia, Maxmilian, Sophia and Genevieve Larson; sisters-in-law, Laura Hammes and Lou Sadowski; and many, many special nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends too numerous to mention by name.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 18, 2009, at noon in St. Rita Catholic Church, 4339 Douglas Ave., with Rev. Ray Elam OSA and Rev. Ronald J. Gramza officiating. Entombment will follow in Holy Cross Mausoleum, Hwy 32. Visitation will be in the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until noon. In memory of Chet, memorials may be made to St. Rita’s Church or to St. Richard’s Church.
Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd., Racine 262-552-9000