Daniel Leo Kamoske
March 6, 1921 - July 5, 2007
Daniel Kamoske, 86, of Mukwonago, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2007. He was born March 6, 1921, the fourth son of Peter and Mary Kamoske.
Mr. Kamoske had a long and dedicated career as a teacher and principal at Mukwonago High School. He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Danís caring for his students was exceeded only by his love of athletics. He led the 1939 Milwaukee South Division basketball team to a city conference championship. He was named to the first team all-conference and led the conference in scoring. While serving in the U.S. Coast Guard in World War II, he played basketball on several championship service teams. His service and basketball days were cut short when he was injured aboard a ship in the North Atlantic. Despite his injuries, he was able to play basketball for one year at the Milwaukee Teacherís College (now UW-Milwaukee). He loved coaching and countless other activities at Mukwonago High School, especially teaching his college prep and American government courses, and was proud of the achievement of the students who passed through that class.
Dan was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife of 53 years, Beatrice (nee Kaskowski); brothers, Henry, George, Edward, Frank and Andrew; and sisters, Myrtle Anne and Mary Francis.
He is survived by his sons, David (Barbara), Peter, Steven (Annie) and Philip (Peggy); grandchildren, Gregory (Angela), Jenni (Dale) Burgmeier, Peter Jason and Nicole; great-grandchildren, Morgan, Logan and Findley Elizabeth; and his loving sister, Marjorie Clinton. He is also survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service today, July 10, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha. Interment at Prairie Home Cemetery to follow.
The family would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to the nurses and staff at LindenGrove, Mukwonago, for the kind care provided.
Memorials to the Disabled American Veterans are appreciated.
Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.