Donald G. Totsky


Donald G. Totsky, 85, of West Bend, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at Riverway Place of West Bend.

Don was born on Feb. 8, 1924, to Joseph and Edna (nee Bauerle) Totsky in Milwaukee. Don was the owner/operator of Donald G. Totsky Trucking Co. for over 30 years. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and especially enjoyed visits from his great-grandchildren. Don was devoted caretaker for his wife during her illness with MS for over 25 years.

Don is survived by his children, Sandra L. (Michael) Boeker of West Bend and Melody (Lee) Schowalter of Jackson. He is further survived by his grandchildren, Andrea (Jeffrey) Coffeen, Jason (Stacy) Boeker, Megan Schowalter, Melissa (Stephen) Liss, great-grandchildren, Calvin, Anna and Emmett Coffeen and Alayna Liss; sisters, Betty (Glenn) Lemke of Milwaukee and Nancy (Andrew) Schmirler of Brown Deer; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret E. (nee Stein), to whom he was married for 61 years, and his parents.

A funeral service will be on Monday, July 6, 2009, at 7 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend with the Rev. James Hill officiating. Entombment will take place at Pinelawn Memorial Park of Milwaukee. Visitation will be on Monday, July 6, at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until time of service.  Memorials are appreciated.

A special thank you to Dr. Douglas Marx of Pro Healthcare/ Medical Associates for his care and support and the staff at Riverway Place for all their loving care of Donald over the past 27 months.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.