George W. Dombrowski

July 14, 1945 - Dec. 11, 2009

George W. Dombrowski, 64, of Jefferson, passed away peacefully at sunset Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison after a long and brave battle with leukemia.

He was born July 14, 1945, in Waukesha, son of the late Isadore and Helen (Cherek) Dombrowski and married LuAnn Dable on Sept. 13, 1975, at St. Lukeís Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waukesha.

George served in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1967 and received the Purple Heart for being wounded in combat.

He was employed at the Saelens Corp. in Johnson Creek for more than 33 years.

He was an active member of St. Markís Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jefferson, where he served on the church council and ushered regularly. He was also a member of the American Legion Post No. 164-REINHARDT-WINDL, the Veterans Memorial Post No. 10604 in Sullivan and served on the board of directors for the County-City Credit Union.

George was an avid fisherman and well-known storyteller. A lifelong Packers fan, he also enjoyed deer hunting, gardening, keeping tabs on the stock market, visiting casinos and decorating his yard with vast displays of Christmas lights.

George will be deeply missed by his wife, LuAnn of Jefferson; daughters, Cindy Dombrowski of Sun Prairie, Jill (Jason) Rodefeld of Sun Prairie and Adrea Dombrowski of Jefferson; his son, George Dombrowski Jr. of Jefferson; and his grandchildren, Logan, Ava and Cooper Rodefeld. He is further survived by his sisters, Geri (Ted) Heil of Oconomowoc, Barb (Al) Moros of Sussex, Mary Fuller of Lake Mills and Rosie (Dan) Reid of Waukesha; his brothers, Paul (Donna) Dombrowski of Delafield and Walter (Amy) Dombrowski of Oconomowoc; his sister-in-law, Marge Dombrowski of Waukesha; and family and friends too numerous to mention.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa, and a brother, Patrick.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home, 900 W. Racine St., Jefferson. Visitation continues from noon until the 1 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Dec. 17, at St. Markís Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jefferson, with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Comstock officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery.

The family would like to extend special thanks the nursing staff and doctors at the Veteranís Hospital for the wonderful care and compassion they showed to George and the entire family during his struggle these last days.

Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home, 920-674-3960, is serving the family.