Donald "Don" Petrowsky

Donald "Don" Petrowsky of Random Lake, formerly of Mequon, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008 at his granddaughter’s house, following a short battle with cancer. He was 78 years old. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. today, Aug. 26, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 200 Park St., in Belgium. Pastor Wayne King will officiate the service. Visitation will take place today at the church, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Don will be laid to rest beside his wife at Resurrection Cemetery in Mequon. The Eernisse Funeral Home in Belgium is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Don was born Oct. 18, 1929 in Milwaukee, the son of Norma Petrowsky. At age 16, he moved to Montana to work in the mines. He returned to Wisconsin and, on Dec. 8, 1951, he was united in marriage with Doris Piquette at Evangelical Manse in Milwaukee. The couple resided in Mequon for over 40 years. Doris preceded him in death in 1996.

Don worked at RES Manufacturing in Milwaukee. He was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Belgium.

Don enjoyed hunting and fishing, woodworking, building model airplanes, leather tooling, playing the accordion, watching the Packers and listening to old Country Western music. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Don is survived by his six children, Chris (Tom) Tushoski of Rhinelander, Mark (Janet) Petrowsky of Milwaukee, Rosemarie (Michael) Albrecht of Cedarburg, Michael (Laura) Petrowsky of Grafton, Gary Petrowsky of Random Lake and Brian (Julie) Petrowsky of Belgium. He is further survived by 10 grandchildren, Annette (fiancˇ Nic Kultgen) Petrowsky, Angela (Domenic) Bergemann, Tami (Mike) Ostrom, Stephanie (David) Mesa and Paul, Tony, Amy, Joshua, Zachary and Jacob Petrowsky and Penny Bearheart (fiancˇ of the late Joe Turner); five great-grandchildren, Autumn, Addisen, Aiden, Makenna and Donovan; and other relatives and friends.

Don was preceded in death by his wife, Doris; and one grandson, Joe Turner.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society or the local Humane Society of your choice are appreciated.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the nurses from Aurora Vna Hospice for their compassionate care.

For online condolences, visit www.eernissefuneralhome.com.