John W. Podgorski

John W. Podgorski, 91, of West Bend, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006 at Ivy Manor in Campbellsport.

He was born on Oct. 27, 1915 in Milwaukee to the late Walter and Josephine (nee Zuowska) Podgorski.

On Sept. 20, 1941 John was united in marriage to Wanda Krass in Dubuque, Iowa. Together they resided in Milwaukee and John worked for Allis Chalmers.

John served in the U.S. Army Engineer Corp during WW II. After the service John went back to Allis Chalmers. He also started Johnís TV & Radio in West Allis in 1954, which his son Jack later took over. John also farmed in the town of West Bend near Nabob unlit his retirement in 1975.

John is survived by his wife, Wanda; two children, Barbara Forster of Greenfield, and John A. "Jack" (Janet) Podgorski of West Bend; four grandchildren, Michelle Forster, Tammalla (Neal) Wishowski, Rochelle (Victor) Segura and Carrie Podgorski; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded by a son Greg.

Private family services and inurnment for John will take place at a later date in St. Adalbertís Catholic Cemetery in Milwaukee.

Family arrangements and cremation are being provided by Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service, West Bend.

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