Monday, April 23, 2012

Lloyd G. Gorsiski

Lloyd G. Gorsiski, age 77, passed away Monday, April 23, 2012, at Season’s Hospice, Waukesha, WI. Lloyd was born in Racine, March 25, 1935, son of the late Stanley and Mabel (Nee: Potterville) Gorsiski.

Lloyd was a graduate of William Horlick High School “Class of 1954.” On June 4, 1955, at the EUB Lutheran Church in Racine he was united in marriage to Barbara M. Halbur. Lloyd retired from Sears in 1985 after thirty-two years of employment. He was actively involved with the Explorer Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps and volunteered for many years with Racine County Emergency Management. An avid sailor and life member of the Racine Yacht Club, Lloyd also was an avid amateur radio buff who belonged to the Amateur Radio Organization WB9RGO, Quarter-Century Wireless Association Inc. Chapter 162 and Chapter 55, ARRL, Milwaukee Repeater Club Inc., and the Wisconsin ARES/RACES. In his spare time he enjoyed building car and ship models, trips to the casino; but, more than anything, he cherished time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. He will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his wife of fifty-six years, Barbara; his children, Gregory (Diana) Gorsiski of Petaluma, CA, Gail (John) Johnson of Racine; his five grandchildren, Ryan, Kyle, Trisha, Tracie and Noah; brother, Glenn (Karen) Gorsiski of Racine; sister, Sally Mathieus of Racine; sister-in-law, Susan Gorsiski of Racine; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Benjamin; and brother, Robert.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 27, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Carol Baumgartner officiating. Entombment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Friday at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until time of service at 9:30 a.m.

Lloyd’s family wishes to extend a special thank you to the entire staff of Season’s Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.

803 Main St., Racine   (262) 634-7888

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