Donald H. Blohowiak
Donald H. Blohowiak, age 77, took his final trip from home when God took his hand and led him up the stairway to Heaven to be greeted by his son, Bob; his parents, and his beloved sisters, Isabelle and Genevieve. He leaves behind his adoring and totally devoted wife of 50 years, Donna J. (nee Badgley), who will deeply miss her handsome prince.
He was so very proud of his two loving daughters, Connie Demler of West Bend and Gloria Wannow (Steve) of Hartford.
He is further survived by his foster daughter, Kathy Murawski (Frank) of Morrisville, Penn., who warmed his heart with her loyalty and love.
He leaves a void in the life of his oldest grandson, David Demler, of whom he thought more of as a son than a grandson, and beamed with pride when David served his country with the U.S. Marines.
He loved Davidís wife, Chrystal, and his two beautiful great-grandchildren, Jacob and Julianna.
He enjoyed spending time with his three grandsons, Max, Brad, and Sam Wannow; attending their wrestling matches, soccer games, and Maxís many performances at the Schauer Art Center. He will continue to cheer for all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and he will have the best seat in the house.
Also missing him are two sisters-in-law, Deone Lewis (Robert) and Kathy Hewitt (Dennis) and his very special nieces, Lynette Daley and Angie Ottosen, were his Earth Angels and were a joy to him in his last years. Don is also survived by Donald W. Blohowiak and family in New Jersey.
He will be missed by many other relatives and friends, customers of The Secret Garden Gift Shop, which he started with his wife 21 years ago. He loved joking and telling stories to anyone who would listen. Don served in the Merchant Marines in WWII and in the Army during the Korean War. He loved to fish, travel, talk politics, read, watch the news, and before he became physically challenged, he was a wonderful dancer, even winning a few trophies with his wife, Donna.
Private Funeral Services were held with Reverend Pattie Peterson in attendance. A future Memorial Mass at Holy Hill is to be scheduled.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the caring and compassionate staff at the Aurora Health Center in Hartford, the VNA Hospice Team, and Dr. Radu Pirvanescu and his nurse, Diane, whose skill and dedication gave Donald a few extra years of life to laugh, love, and live.
Phillip Funeral Home in West Bend assisted the family.